If you live in New York City, seeing David Byrne is sort of a common occurrence. The former Talking Heads front man can often be spotted bicycling around town or taking in a show at any number of concert venues throughout the city. Over this past weekend though, Byrne brought his latest world tour to Radio City Music Hall for two sold out shows at the famed art deco venue which was equal parts concert and performance art.
The ghostly white-haired and dressed Byrne peppered his two-hour-plus, three encore show with Heads classics – that included an astounding version of Burning Down The House that saw roughly 30 plus dancers on stages – with a healthy dose of numbers from his latest album Eno-produced album Everything That Happens Will Happen Today. Let’s check out the video for the song he opened the show with – Strange Overtones…
Byrne will now head across the pond for a 35 date European tour, before returning back to the states where his next scheduled appearance will be in Manchester, TN for Bonnaroo.
Great Show Friday night… had a blast. I was taken back by how nervous he was playing in that room in front of his home crowd. Loved every minute of it Though! He sounded great! He is one brilliant and strange man. Here is hoping that he collaborates with phish at the ROO – CANT WAIT
Yeah I loved the show, though part of me wished it was a little less choreographed and a little more spontaneous.
The choreography is what makes Byrne who he is. It was a total artistic overload. Everything was conscientiously designed to draw you into the experience. Really great show. The thunderous standing ovation after HOUSES IN MOTION was joyous to behold.