Danny Zelisko presents David Byrne at The Smith Center, Las Vegas Wednesday, April 18th at 7:30pm in support of his forthcoming solo record, American Utopia.
David will perform songs from the new album, which is out March 9 via Todomundo/Nonesuch Records, as well as classics from his solo career and his days with Talking Heads. A twelve-piece band will also join David on stage for a choreographed concert that he has called “the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for Stop Making Sense.”
All online ticket purchases for both US and EU shows will receive a CD of the new album.
Last week, Byrne announced the release of American Utopia during a presentation of “Reasons To Be Cheerful,” an ongoing series he curates of hopeful writings, photos, music, and lectures. The presentation was given at New York’s New School to a live audience and also was streamed via his Facebook page. He also released the first track from the album, “Everybody’s Coming To My House”— co-written with Brian Eno, featuring contributions from TTY, Happa, Isaiah Barr Leader of the Onyx Collective, Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never), Mercury Prize winner Sampha, and others. The song’s visual companion piece can be seen here:
David Byrne – Everybody’s Coming To My House
“Everybody’s Coming To My House” is available to download instantly with pre-orders of American Utopia on iTunes and at nonesuch.com. Nonesuch Store pre-orders also include an exclusive print facsimile of an early handwritten lyric sheet to the song.
Acclaim for “Everybody’s Coming To My House”:
- “Byrne gives fans a catchy, funky house-party song with drums and horns, in the way only Byrne can.” Billboard
- “The track glides along on a polyrhythmic groove that has become a stalwart of Byrne’s work.” Rolling Stone
- “Funky and danceable, in an instantly recognizable David Byrne way.” Brooklyn Vegan
Doors open at 6:30pm. Reserved seat tickets ($184, $154, $134, $124, $109, $94, $84, $74, and $59) go on sale at Friday, January 19 at 10am at The Smith Center, 361 Symphony Park Ave, in Las Vegas, or online at www.thesmithcenter.com. To charge by phone, call 702.749.2000. All tickets are subject to facility and ticketing surcharges.