David Byrne to Tour Europe

Music legend David Byrne is set to tour Europe early next year. The tour will start March 9, 2009, and will be entitled “David Byrne, Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno.” The tour will feature Byrne performing a large number of songs from his collaborations with Brian Eno, and will include work from when Eno and Byrne were paired together to create works for Talking Heads.

David Byrne is a Scottish-American musician and artist. He is often best known for the work he did as a founding member of the new wave band Talking Heads, for which he was also the principal songwriter. The band was active between 1974 and 1991 and was incredibly popular in its time. After the band dissolved, Byrne went solo and released a number of his own projects on record and in other media. He has been involved with other spheres of the arts too, including film, photography, opera and the Internet. His work is of such a high standard that he has been honoured with Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe awards.

According to Byrne, ‘The live shows will try to draw a line linking this new material with what we did 30 years ago’. The celebrated musician will tour the whole of continental Europe as well as the UK during March and April. The tour will kick off in Dusseldorf, Germany, on March 9 before travelling to Belgium (Antwerp) back to Germany (Hamburg & Frankfurt), Denmark (Copenhagen), Sweden (Stockholm), Norway (Oslo), Sweden (Malmo), Germany (Hannover & Berlin), Netherlands (Utrecht), France (Paris), England (Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester) and Scotland (Manchester) – and that’s only the line-up for March! The April leg of the tour will kick off on at Gateshead, Liverpool & Sheffield in England before heading off to Ireland (Dublin & Belfast). He then returns to England for performances in Oxford, Nottingham, London (x2) and finally Brighton (April 14).

Further dates for performances in Italy, Spain and Portugal are still going to be added, so fans in those countries need not despair. In the meantime the album ‘Everything That Happens Will Happen Today’ is still available, along with a stream and digital download through the website everythingthathappens.com.