After taking a few years off from extended tours, David Byrne is back with a vengeance.
He’s been performing all over the world the since the March release of his new album, Grown Backwards, and the dates just keep rolling in.
The latest round of shows has him on the road in Europe through the end of July, with shows in nearly a dozen countries. Stops in Italy, the U.K., and Germany are on the itinerary, along with Eastern European shows in Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia.
A new North American leg begins August 10 in Vancouver, B.C., and looks to stretch into mid-September.
The former Talking Head’s latest release features collaborations with Rufus Wainwright and the Carla Bley Band. The album is his first since 2001’s Look Into The Eyeball, not counting last year’s Lead Us Not Into Temptation: Music From The Film “Young Adam,” which he conceived and recorded with Belle & Sebastian and Mogwai. His last major tour took place in 2001.