Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno Tour


Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno Tour

infobox concert tour
concert_tour_name = Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno Tour


image_caption = Promotional poster for Byrne's tour
artist = David Byrne
start_date = Start date|2008|09|16
end_date = End date|2009
locations = North America (first leg), Europe and Oceania (second leg)
type = Promotional
album = "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today"
number_of_legs = Two planned
number_of_shows = 39 announced
last_tour = My Backwards Life Tour
(2004–2005)
this_tour = Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno Tour
(2008–2009)
next_tour =
The Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno Tour is a promotional concert tour of music co-written by David Byrne and Brian Eno.

Material

Byrne has assembled a band to tour for the album "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today" performing music from this collaboration as well as the duo's previous "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts" and songs from the three Eno-produced Talking Heads albums - "More Songs About Buildings and Food", "Fear of Music", and "Remain in Light". (The two also collaborated for several tracks on Byrne's "The Catherine Wheel".) By performing music from all of their collaborations, Byrne hopes to "draw a line linking this new material with what we did 30 years ago, a little bit anyway."Cite web |url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/news/20080729_eno.shtml |title=Eno-Byrne reunion |publisher=BBC |date=2008-07-29 |accessdate=2008-08-06] Although early reports indicated that Eno would be participating, he will not.Cite news |title=Update: Brian Eno Not On David Byrne Tour |url=http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003828526&inp=true |publisher=Billboard magazine |date=2008-07-17 |accessdate=2008-08-06]

In planning the set lists for the tour, Byrne has assembled songs "from this new record, as well from collaborations Brian and I have done in the past which includes one song from "Bush of Ghosts" [and] three songs from the three Talking Heads records we did together."Cite web |url=http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/betterlivingthroughmp3/922/bynreenos-everything-that-happens-will-happen-today-the-david-byrne-interview |title=Bynre & Eno’s Everything That Happens Will Happen Today: The David Byrne Interview |author=Ken Micallef |publisher=Yahoo! |date=2008-08-19 |accessdate=2008-08-19] In reviewing the music, he found that " [t] here might be more continuity than I imagined, which I hope is going to work in my favor."Cite web |url=http://www.music.msn.com/news/article.aspx?news=327507 |title=Inside Music: Re:Masters / David Byrne |author=Alan Light |publisher=MSN.com |date=2008-08-20 |accessdate=2008-08-20]

A month after releasing the album, Byrne was skeptical of market saturation, claiming "I sense that a lot of people don't know we have a record out" and hoped to counter-balance that ignorance with this tour. At the same time, the main goal of the performance was not promotion but the show itself.Cite web |url=http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/feature/145622-interview-david-byrne |title=Interview: David Byrne |author=Joshua Klein |publisher=Pitchfork Media |date=2008-09-22 |accessdate=2008-09-22]

et lists

The set list for the first night:Cite web |url=http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2008/09/17/david-byrne-revives-his-dancing-days-at-opening-show-of-eno-tour/ |title=David Byrne Revives His Dancing Days at Opening Show of Eno Tour |publisher="Rolling Stone" |date=2008-09-17 |accessdate=2008-09-17]

;Set
#"Strange Overtones" (originally from "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today")
#"I Zimbra"* (originally from "Fear of Music")
#"One Fine Day" (originally from "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today")
#"Help Me Somebody" (originally from "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts")
#"Houses in Motion"* (originally from "Remain in Light")
#"My Big Nurse" (originally from "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today")
#"My Big Hands (Fall Through the Cracks)"* (originally from "The Catherine Wheel")
#"Heaven" (originally from "Fear of Music")
#"Home" (originally from "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today")
#"The River" (originally from "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today")
#"Crosseyed and Painless" (originally from "Remain in Light")
#"Life Is Long"* (originally from "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today")
#"Once In a Lifetime"* (originally from "Remain in Light")
#"Life During Wartime" (originally from "Fear of Music")
#"I Feel My Stuff"* (originally from "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today")

;Encore
#

  • "Take Me to the River" (recorded by Talking Heads for "More Songs About Buildings and Food")
    #"The Great Curve"* (originally from "Remain in Light")

    ;Second encore
    #

  • "Everything That Happens" (originally from "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today")

    Songs marked with an asterisk (*) included choreography.

    Performers

    . (Left to right):
    Back: Refosco, Hawthorne, and De Gli Antoni
    Middle: Moulongo, R. Frazier, Muldaur and P. Frazier
    Front: Reker, Byrne, Baldwin, and Kuhn] Byrne has assembled the following musicians and dancers to accompany him:Cite web |url=http://www.davidbyrne.com/tours/index.php |title=DavidByrne.com - Performances + Talks |publisher=David Byrne |date=2008-08-17 |accessdate=2008-08-17]
    *David Byrne – voice and guitar
    *Mark De Gli Antonikeyboards
    *Lily Baldwin – dancing
    *Paul Frazierbass
    *Redray Frazier – background vocals
    *Graham Hawthornedrums
    *Natalie Kuhn – dancing
    *Kaïssa Doumbè Moulongo – background vocals
    *Jenni Muldaur – background vocals
    *Mauro Refoscopercussion
    *Steven Reker – dancing

    Refosco previously toured with Byrne's My Backwards Life band in support of "Grown Backwards";Cite web |url=http://www.davidbyrne.com/tours/tour_photos/tour_mbl_band_photos.php |title=My Backwards Life Band photos |publisher=David Byrne |date=2004 |accessdate=2008-08-18] he also appears on "Look into the Eyeball", "Grown Backwards", "Live from Austin, Texas", and "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today" playing percussion. The performers started rehearsals the day that the album was releasedCite web |url=http://journal.davidbyrne.com/2008/08/08182008-whos-p.html |title=08.18.2008: Who's Playing? ; Support For The Arts ; Georgia On My Mind |author=David Byrne |publisher=David Byrne |date=2008-08-18 |accessdate=2008-08-22] and continued to rehearse more for this tour than is typical for other Byrne presentations. All performers dress alike in cream-colored jumpsuits and overalls.Cite web |url=http://www.mcall.com/entertainment/all-byrnerev0917-cn,0,5508643.story |title=Byrne visits outer and inner space at Zoellner |author=Geoff Gehman |publisher="The Morning Call" |date=2008-09-17 |accessdate=2008-09-17] The dancers have choreographed for seven songsCite web |url=http://journal.davidbyrne.com/2008/09/09072008-phas-1.html |title=09.07.2008: Phase One |author=David Byrne |publisher=David Byrne |date=2008-09-07 |accessdate=2008-09-11] and the entire ensemble performed together for the first time on September 9.Cite web |url=http://journal.davidbyrne.com/2008/09/09102008-all-at.html |title=09.10.2008: All at the Same Time |author=David Byrne |publisher=David Byrne |date=2008-09-10 |accessdate=2008-09-11]

    Technical crew

    *Keith Anderson - tour manager
    *Mark Edwards - production manager
    *Don FitzSimmonds - drum technician
    *Bruce Knight - Front of House
    *Mike Lafferty - stage and keyboard technician
    *Bob Lewis - monitors
    *Victor Munoz - guitar technician
    *Jon Pollak - lighting designer/director

    Choreographers

    *Noémie LafranceCite web |url=http://journal.davidbyrne.com/2008/08/08182008-whos-p.html |title=08.18.2008: Who's Playing? ; Support For The Arts ; Georgia On My Mind |author=David Byrne |publisher=David Byrne |date=2008-08-18 |accessdate=2008-10-07]
    *Annie-B Parson Cite web |url=http://journal.davidbyrne.com/2008/09/09072008-phas-1.html |title=09.07.2008: Phase One |author=David Byrne |publisher=David Byrne |date=2008-09-07 |accessdate=2008-10-07]
    *Sonya Robbins and Layla Childs aka Robbinschilds DanceCite web |url=http://www.newmuseum.org/exhibitions/404/al_steiner__robbinschilds |title=A.L. Steiner + robbinschilds |author=New Museum |publisher=New Museum |date=2008-10-07 |accessdate=2008-10-07]

    Tour dates

    The tour is expected to run six months into spring 2009,Cite news |title=David Byrne Tour To Run Into Spring 2009 |url=http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003834828&inp=true |publisher=Billboard magazine |author=Jonathan Cohen |date=2008-08-04 |accessdate=2008-08-06] including dates in Australia and Europe.Citeweb |url=http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/142772-songs-of-david-byrne-and-brian-eno-tour-revealed |title="Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno" Tour Revealed |publisher=Pitchfork Media |date=2008-08-04 |accessdate=2008-08-06] announced dates include:Citeweb |url=http://www.everythingthathappens.com/tour.html |title=Tour Dates for David Byrne - Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno |publisher=David Byrne |date=2008-08-04 |accessdate=2008-08-04]

    First leg, North America

    References

    External links

    * [http://www.everythingthathappens.com/tour.html Tour dates from the site for "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today"]
    * [http://www.davidbyrne.com/tours/index.php Tour dates from Byrne's site]
    * [http://www.davidbyrne.com/tours/reviews/index.php Press from Byrne's site]
    * [http://journal.davidbyrne.com/tourshow_reports/index.html Tour journal]
    * [http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/145700-photos-david-byrne-baltimore-md-09-17-08 Photo gallery] from Pitchfork Media


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