Saturday, October 4, 2008

David Byrne: The Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno, Tuesday, December 2nd 8:00pm at the Calvin Theatre. Tickets on sale Friday 10/10 at 10AM.

David Byrne, Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno, will be staged at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton on Tuesday night, December 2nd at 8PM. The show features Byrne performing songs from his numerous collaborations with Brian Eno, including tracks from several Talking Heads albums produced by Eno, the aforementioned collaboration My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, and their newest collaborative effort, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today. “The live shows will…try to draw a line linking this new material with what we did 30 years ago,” explains Byrne.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, October 10th at 10AM at the Northampton Box Office. Charge by phone 586-8686. Order online at

David Byrne and Brian Eno have paired up for their first record together as co-writers since the highly influential and critically acclaimed 1981 release My Life in the Bush of Ghosts. Self-released, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today is the culmination of a year’s worth of writing, recording and travel between New York and London. The album is now available as a stream and digital download for purchase exclusively through Beginning October 7 the record will be available for purchase via iTunes and on November 25 the enhanced CD will be available in stores. Also available exclusively via is the deluxe package CD designed by Stefan Sagmeister which includes an enhanced CD with four bonus tracks, a short film about the album and a screensaver application.

David Byrne: Known as the force behind Talking Heads and later as creator of the highly-regarded record-label Luaka Bop, David Byrne also works as a photographer, film director, author, and solo artist; he has published and exhibited visual art for more than a decade. Recent works include the release of Grown Backwards, Byrne’s debut for Nonesuch Records, EEEI—Envisioning Emotional Epistemological Information (Steidl Publishing & Pace/McGill Gallery), the Lead Us Not into Temptation CD from the film Young Adam, the Talking Heads box set, the Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal-winning Arboretum (published by McSweeney’s), the Live From Austin, TX CD/DVD, the Knee Plays CD from Robert Wilson’s 1984 stage piece the CIVIL warS, Playing the Building, an audience-interactive installation at the Battery Maritime Building in New York City, Big Love: Hymnal, music from the second season of the HBO series and a series of unique bike racks designed by Byrne and installed throughout New York City in collaboration with PaceWildenstein Gallery and the NYC Department of Transportation.

Brian Eno: Ambient pioneer, glam-rocker, hit producer, multi-media artist, technological innovator, worldbeat proponent and self-described non-musician, Brian Eno started his career as a founding member of Roxy Music. Leaving the band in 1973, he began his solo career with the album Here Come The Warm Jets, followed by a string of critically acclaimed records including Music For Airports. Collaborators include John Cale, Nico, Robert Fripp and David Bowie. As a producer, credits include work with Geoffrey Oreyama, U2’s The Joshua Tree, Unforgettable Fire, Zooropa and Achtung Baby, David Bowie’s Outside as well as Coldplay’s latest album Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends.

1 comment:

nelsong said...

I'm getting in line now...