David Byrne, Civic Theater, San Diego, Calif., April 12, 2018
David Byrne is touring his new solo album American Utopia.
Byrne never fails to present a fresh face on a 40-years career with his infrequent but always sublimely creative shows. Why have a drummer with drum set on platform when you can have six drummer/percussionists in marching band harnesses, wirelessly miced and always in motion?
Leaning heavily on the albums “Remain In Light” and “Fear of Music” form the Talking Heads era, the show is also interspersed with a number gems form through his career. Byrne gives the fans the creative live interpretations of the favorites from the Heads and then lets loose with the equally strong new material in the latter half of the show.
The staging is knockout. No gear visible, no stage monitors, just a space that David Byrne inhabits with this incredible group of musicians. And they can dance!
Sorry about the shaky camera work and the sudden end on the 3rd vid. But you get the idea and the sound.