David Byrne Announces Massive 2018 World Tour

Following a recent announcement that he would be going on his first solo tour since 2009, former Talking Heads front man David Byrne has announced that he will be expanding his travels this year and embarking on a massive world tour. The tour will be supporting his new solo album American Utopia, his first solo album since 2004’s Grown Backwards, and working its way through North and South America, as well as Europe. Byrne’s sole New York state stop on the tour will be at Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua.

The tour will be based around new songs, as well as songs that many listeners are already familiar with. Byrne is excited as it will be, “The most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for ‘Stop Making Sense,’ so fingers crossed.”

He also tweeted, “The show concept is simple, much like the concept for Stop Making Sense. There, it was ‘bit by bit show what goes into making a show, and then activate it.’ Here, it is ‘allow everyone to be mobile on an empty stage’ and imagine what that allows.”

According to his website, every headline show ticket purchased for a U.S. show online will include a CD of the new album, which is set to be released March 9. Tickets will go on sale Jan. 19, and can be purchased directly from his website. You can check out the full list of dates below:

David Byrne 2018 World Tour:

March 16 – Santiago, Chile – Lollapalooza Chile
March 18 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Lollapalooza Argentina
March 19 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Teatro Gran Rex
March 20 – Montevideo, Uruguay – Teatro de Verano
March 24 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Lollapalooza
April 3 – Mexico City, Mexico – Metropolitan Theater
April 5 – Monterrey, Mexico – Auditorio Pabellón
April 7 – Guadalajara, Mexico – Corona Capital Guadalajara
April 14 – Indio, CA – Coachella
April 15 – Tucson, AZ – Centennial Hall
April 17 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Civic Theater
April 18 – Las Vegas, NV – Smith Center for the Arts
April 19 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Arts Center-Ikeda Theater
April 21 – Indio, CA – Coachella
April 24 – Dallas, TX – Winspear Opera House
April 25 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
April 27 – San Antonio, TX – Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
April 28 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall Outside Lawn
May 4-6 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees
May 6 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
May 8 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Civic Auditorium
May 9 – Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
May 10 – Durham, NC- Durham PAC
May 12 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
May 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Benedum Center for the Arts
May 15 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
May 16 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater
May 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theater
May 19 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – TCU Place
May 20 – Edmonton, Alberta – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
May 21 – Calgary, Alberta – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
May 23 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Queen Elizabeth Theater
May 24 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater
May 27 Portland, OR – Keller Audiorium
May 28 Eugene, OR – Hult Center
May 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Capitol Theatre
June 2 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theater
June 5 – Des Moines, IA – Des Moines Civic Center
June 7 – Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Center for the Arts
June 8 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
June 9 – Indianapolis, IN – Farmers Bureau Lawn Amphitheater
June 14 – Oxford, England – New Theatre
June 15 – Glasgow, Scotland – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
June 17 – Birmingham, England – Birmingham Symphony Hall
June 18 – Manchester, England – Manchester Apollo
June 19 – London, England Eventim Apollo
June 22 – Prague, Czech Republic – Metronome Festival
June 23 – Prague, Czech Republic – Metronome Festival
June 25 – Zagreb, Croatia – IN music Festival
June 26 – Wien, Austria – Museumsquartier
June 30 – Ewijk, Netherlands – Down The Rabbit Hole
July 31 – Ewijk, Netherlands – Down The Rabbit Hole
July 1 – Ewijk, Netherlands – Down The Rabbit Hole
July 5-8 – Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter
July 6 – Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
July 5 – Gdynia, Poland – Open’er Festival
July 11 – Oeiras, Portugal – Cool Jazz Festival
July 13 – Bilbao, Spain Bilbao – BBK Live Festival
July 13 – Barcelona, Spain – Cruilla Barcelona
July 14 – Barcelona, Spain – Cruilla Barcelona
July 17 – Zürich, Switzerland – Theater 11
July 19 – Ravenna, Italy – Ravenna Festival
July 20 – Perugia, Italy – Umbria Jazz Festival
July 21 – Trieste, Italy – Piazza UNita
July 27 – Camden, NJ – XPoNential Music Festival
July 31 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Aug. 1 – Shelburne, VT Shelburne Museum – The Green
Aug. 3 – Toronto, ONT – Sony Center for the Performing Arts
Aug. 5 – Canandaigua, NY – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
Aug. 8 – Grand Rapids, MI – Devos Performance Hall
Aug. 10 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theater
Aug. 11 – Huber Heightes, OH – Rose Music Center
Aug. 12 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
Aug. 16 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Aug. 18 – San Jose, CA – City National Civic Auditorium
Aug. 21 – Sacramento CA – Community Theater
Aug. 24 – Santa Barbara, CA -Santa Barbara Bowl
Aug. 28 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater