Artwork by Steve PowersA week after announcing his new album, American Utopia, as well as a handful of shows, David Byrne has revealed dates for an extensive 2018 world tour in support of the new disc.

Byrne’s trek will see the legendary Talking Heads frontman play three separate North American legs — a brief late-winter jaunt in March; a two-month spring run in April and May; and a month’s worth of summer shows in late July and August. In between the North American legs, Byrne will play shows in South America and Europe.

As for what to expect at the shows, a 12-piece band will be joining Byrne onstage for a choreographed concert.

In a note to fans, Byrne states, “The show concept is simple. Like the concept behind the show that was filmed for Stop Making Sense, the idea is super obvious and easy to describe. In that show, it was ‘bit by bit show what goes into making a show, and then activate it’. In this one, it is “allow everyone to be mobile on an empty stage” (and imagine what that allows).”

He continues, “I asked if every musician — drums, keyboards, singers, everyone — could now be mobile. Guitars and singers no problem, we can have them be wireless with their amps and all that off-stage, but keyboards and drums? How does one do that?”

Byrne’s American Utopia album hits stores on March 9, and tickets for his tour can be purchased at

Here are David Byrne’s 2018 North American tour dates:

4/24 — Dallas, TX, Winspear Opera House
4/25 — Oklahoma City, OK, The Criterion
4/27 — San Antonio, TX, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
4/28 — Houston, TX, White Oak Music Hall Outside Lawn
5/4-6 — Atlanta, GA, Shaky Knees
5/6 — Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
5/8 — Asheville, NC, Thomas Wolfe Civic Auditorium
5/9 — Charlotte, NC, Ovens Auditorium
5/10 — Durham NC, Durham PAC
5/12 — Washington, DC, The Anthem
5/13 — Pittsburgh, PA, Benedum Center for the Arts
5/15 — Milwaukee, WI, Riverside Theater
5/16 — Madison, WI, Orpheum Theater
5/17 — Minneapolis, MN, Orpheum Theater
5/19 — Saskatoon, SASK, TCU Place
5/20 — Edmonton, ALB, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
5/21 — Calgary, ALB, Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
5/23 — Vancouver, BC, Queen Elizabeth Theater
5/24 — Seattle, WA, Paramount Theater
5/27 — Portland, OR, Keller Audiorium
5/28 — Eugene, OR, Hult Center
5/30 — Salt Lake City, UT, Capitol Theatre
6/2 — Chicago, IL, Auditorium Theater
6/5 — Des Moines, IA, Des Moines Civic Center
6/7 — Kansas City, MO, Kauffman Center for the Arts
6/8 — St. Louis, MO, Peabody Opera House
6/9 — Indianapolis, IN, Farmers Bureau Lawn Amphitheater
7/27 — Camden, NJ, XPoNential Music Festival
7/31 — Boston, MA, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
8/1 — Shelburne, VT, Shelburne Museum – The Green
8/3 — Toronto, ONT, Sony Center for the Performing Arts
8/5 — Canandaigua, NY, Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
8/8 — Grand Rapids, MI, Devos Performance Hall
8/10 — Detroit, MI Fox, Theater
8/11 — Huber Heightes, OH Rose Music Center
8/12 — Cincinnati, OH, PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
8/16 — Oakland, CA, Fox Theater
8/18 — San Jose, CA, City National Civic Auditorium
8/21 — Sacramento CA, Community Theater
8/24 — Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl
8/28 — Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheater

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