David Byrne announces lengthy 2018 North American tour behind ‘American Utopia’
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David Byrne has revealed his 2018 performance plans with an extensive world tour that will start on March 3, and keep the former Talking Heads singer on the road until a final show at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Aug. 28. Announced on Tuesday morning, the lengthy tour will coincide with the March 9 release of American Utopia, Byrne’s first real solo album since 2004’s Grown Backwards.

The tour will see Byrne starting out with a handful of already sold-out shows in the northeast in early March before heading down to Central and South America. His first show back in North America will be for weekend one of Coachella in mid-April, and afterwards will see him trekking across the U.S. and Canada until early June before he heads over to Europe and the U.K. throughout the rest of June and July. He’ll return Stateside on July 27 and will stay here until the tour wraps on Aug. 28.

The lengthy tour is quite the undertaking for anyone, but leave it up to Byrne to put together what he calls “the most ambitious show [he’s] done since the shows that were filmed for 'Stop Making Sense'” according to a statement via press release. The announcement also revealed that Byrne will be joined on each “choreographed” show by a a twelve-piece band, where he’ll be performing a mix of new material along with Talking Heads favorites.

It should be noted that Byrne has also put out two studio albums in the form of collaborative projects in more recent years. In 2008 he released Everything That Happens Will Happen Today alongside Brian Eno, and followed that up with Love This Giant in 2012, which was co-written alongside art-pop queen St. Vincent. Byrne has since teamed up with Eno once again on American Utopia for the album’s lead single, “Everybody’s Coming To My House,” which can be heard above.

Tickets for select shows on Byrne’s upcoming North American tour will be going on sale starting this Friday, Jan. 19, and can be purchased by clicking here.

2018 North American Dates:
March 3 - Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre [SOLD OUT]
March 4 - Wilkes-Barre, PA F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts [SOLD OUT]
March 6 - Buffalo, NY Center For The Arts [SOLD OUT]
March 7 - Hershey, PA Hershey Theatre [SOLD OUT]
March 9 - Waterbury, Ct Palace Theater [SOLD OUT]
March 10 - Kingston, NY Ulster Performing Arts Center [SOLD OUT]
April 12 - San Diego, CA - San Diego Civic Theatre
April 14 - Indio, CA - Coachella
April 15 - Tucson, AZ - Centennial Hall
April 17 - San Diego, CA - San Diego Civic Theater
April 18 - Las Vegas, NV - Smith Center for the Arts
April 19 - Mesa, AZ - Mesa Arts Center-Ikeda Theater
April 21 - Indio, CA - Coachella
April 24 - Dallas, TX - Winspear Opera House (Click here for tickets)
April 25 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Criterion
April 27 - San Antonio, TX - Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
April 28 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
May 4 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
May 6 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
May 8 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Civic Auditorium
May 9 - Charlotte, NC - Ovens Auditorium
May 10 - Durham PAC - Durham, NC
May 12 - Washington, DC - The Anthem
May 13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center for the Arts
May 15 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
May 16 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theater
May 17 - Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theater
May 18 - Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theater
May 20 - Edmonton, AB - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
May 21 - Calgary, AB - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
May 23 - Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theater
May 24 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theater
May 27 - Portland, OR - Keller Audiorium
May 28 - Eugene, OR - Hult Center
May 30 - Salt Lake City, UT - Capitol Theatre
June 2 - Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theater
June 3 - Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theater
June 5 - Des Moines, IA - Des Moines Civic Center
June 7 - Kansas City, MO - Kauffman Center for the Arts
June 8 - St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House
June 9 - Indianapolis, IN - Farmers Bureau Lawn Amphitheater
July 27 - Camden, NJ - XPoNential Music Festival
July 28 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 29 - New York, NY - Panorama Music and Arts Festival 
July 31 - Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Aug. 1 - Shelburne, VT - Shelburne Museum
Aug. 3 - Toronto, ON - Sony Center for the Performing Arts
Aug. 4 - Toronto, ON - Sony Center for the Performing Arts
Aug. 5 - Canandaigua, NY - Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (Click here for tickets)
Aug. 7 - Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Aug. 8 - Grand Rapids, MI - Devos Performance Hall
Aug. 10 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theater
Aug. 11 - Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center
Aug. 12 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
Aug. 16 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
Aug. 17 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
Aug. 18 - San Jose, CA - City National Civic Auditorium (Click here for tickets)
Aug. 21 - Sacramento CA - Sacramento Community Center Theater (Click here for tickets)
Aug. 22 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Aug. 24 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl (Click here for tickets)
Aug. 25 - Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Auditorium (Click here for tickets)
Aug. 27 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater (Click here for tickets)
Aug. 28 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater (Click here for tickets)