Only recently David Byrne visited Berlin to give a lecture about his project „Reasons T o Be Cheerful“. A enlightening but also very entertaining evening. But lots of people felt the urge to see the singer and head of T alking Heads back on a stage.
For all these people we now have great news as Byrne just confirmed to play a show in Berlin at Tempodrom on June 27. But the good news don’t stop there. A new record „American Utopia“ is due to come out early March and is actually his first solo record in 14 years, not counting the colaborations
with St Vincent „Love This Giant“ and his album with Brian Eno „Everything That Happens Will Happen Today“ although the latter is also part of the album, since he produced it and co wrote the single „Everybody’s Coming To My House“. The title „American Utopia“ gives us reason to believe that Byrne added some deeper thoughts on the problems oft he world to his brilliant popmusic – as you would expect of an artist of his caliber.
In a statement related to the announcement of the album he said: These songs are sincere and honest – and they’re not ironic. Given the fact that irony has always been an important asset in his writing this actually means something.
By June 27 we will know how his new songs sound and which old songs from his massive backkatalogue he’ll bring back on stage.