Ep.113 – David Byrne @ The Greek Theater – Los Angeles, CA – 10/03/08

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Category: David Byrne, Greek Theater, The, Los Angeles, Video Concert Reviews

David Byrne

David Byrne @ The Greek Theater video concert review 

David Byrne @ The Greek Theater 10/03/08 Setlist

1. Strange Overtones
2. I Zimbra (Talking Heads)
3. One Fine Day
4. Help Me Somebody
5. Houses in Motion (Talking Heads)
6. My Big Nurse
7. My Big Hands (Fall Through the Cracks)
8. Heaven (Talking Heads)
9. Never Thought
10. The River
11. Crosseyed and Painless (Talking Heads)
12. Life Is Long
13. Once in a Lifetime (Talking Heads)
14. Life During Wartime (Talking Heads)
15. I Feel My Stuff
16.Take Me to the River (Al Green cover)
17. The Great Curve (Talking Heads)
Encore 2:
18. Home
19. Burning Down the House (Talking Heads)

The music of David Byrne and Brian Eno Tour fun facts:

The Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno Tour was a 2008–2009 promotional concert tour of music co-written by David Byrne and Brian Eno with performances by Byrne. In addition to being a retrospective of the duo’s collaborations, the tour promoted the album Everything That Happens Will Happen Today.

Byrne assembled a band to tour for the album, performing music throughout the latter half of 2008 and early 2009 across North America, Europe, and Australasia. He hired more singers than he had on previous tours to reproduce the complex vocal harmonies of the album and was inspired to bring along dancers after seeing Sufjan Stevens promote the album Illinois as well as the Japanese films Funky Forest and The Taste of Tea. David Byrne was initially uninvolved in the choreography, but made more suggestions as the tour went on and after he saw a live performance by Deerhoof that incorporated dancing with instruments. He began booking tour dates before the album was completed and continued writing his book The Bicycle Diaries throughout the tour.

In planning the set lists for the tour, David Byrne initially considered only promoting this album, but decided to assemble songs this album as well as their previous collaborations, including the Talking Heads albums More Songs About Buildings and Food, Fear of Music, and Remain in Light and Byrne’s The Catherine Wheel soundtrack. By playing music from all of their collaborations, David Byrne hoped to “draw a line linking this new material with what we did 30 years ago” with the goal of clarifying the connection between all of the duo’s previous work. Brian Eno chose to not tour, letting David Byrne decide how to present this music live.

A month after releasing the album, David 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. – wiki


Lorn’s top 10 concerts of 2008 (#5 David Byrne @ The Greek Theater)

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3 Comments to “Ep.113 – David Byrne @ The Greek Theater – Los Angeles, CA – 10/03/08”

  1. Lori Ekstrom says:

    Lom, So glad you had an awesome time on my birthday! David Byrne was AMAZING! You Tell Concerts ROCKS! Hopefully you’ll give me a ticket on YOUR birthday!!!

  2. Lori Ekstrom says:

    lorn, are you getting my comments?

  3. DJ NGA DAVE says:

    Lori, I luv you & thanks for turning me on to David Byrne & the “Talking Heads” over 20 years ago!!! You giving a complete stranger a front row ticket is so you, so Lori! Matter of fact I do believe you gave me the album…wow full circle huh? MUCH LUV!

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