David Byrne, St. Vincent Roll ‘Love This Giant’ Tour into Summer
David Byrne and St. Vincent will embark on an extensive North American tour later this year to support their recent album, Love This Giant.
It was recently announced that the duo would appear at this year’s Bonnaroo festival, and though the group has a couple of other festival performance among the new dates, most will be headlining shows.
Things will kick off with a two-night stand at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey June 11-12, and the musicians will stay on the road through a July 21 show at the Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif. Other cities on the tour include Baltimore; Ottawa; Rochester, New York; Port Chester, New York; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Cincinnati; Telluride, Colorado and Woodinville, Washington.
The festivals the band will play in addition to Bonnaroo are Ottawa Jazz Festival (June 23), 80/35 Music Festival (July 5) and Ravinia Festival (July 6).
Byrne and St. Vincent’s Annie Clark first worked together back in 2009, but didn’t release their studio album, Love This Giant, until September of last year.
The group went on a North American tour that lasted the majority of September and October of last year, and they spent a week touring in Australia earlier this year.
Before the collaborative album, Annie Clark had released three studio albums as St. Vincent: Marry Me, Actor and Strange Mercy. Prior to that she had been a member of the Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens’ touring band.
David Byrne, of course, is best known as a founding member and the main songwriter of the Talking Heads. Since the dissolution of that band in the early 1990s, he has put out a string of solo records. His last released recording project before Love This Giant was a collaboration with Brian Eno entitled Everything That Happens Will Happen Today in 2008. The two had previously worked together on the 1981 album My Life in the Bush of Ghosts.