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David Byrne stages highly choreographed performance of “Everybody’s Coming to My House” with Stephen Colbert: Watch

In support of his newly released album, American Utopia

David Byrne performs on Late Show with Stephen Colbert
David Byrne performs on Late Show with Stephen Colbert
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    Friday brought the release of David Byrne’s first new album in 14 years, American Utopia, which he’ll support by embarking on an expansive world tour. On Friday night, the former Talking Heads frontman previewed the forthcoming tour with a highly choreographed performance of “Everybody’s Coming to My House” on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

    “I had an idea that everyone in the band might be mobile… so there would be no risers, drum platform or any of that stuff,” Byrne previously explained of the tour. “With everyone mobile, I realized the stage could be completely clear. If we could have the monitors in our ears, the amps off-stage and the lights up high, then we had the possibility of a completely empty space.

    Without the restrictions off cords, risers, and shoes (?), Byrne and his 12-piece backing band were free to move around Colbert’s studio as they pleased. At one point, they performed at Colbert’s desk and the late-night host sang along to the song. Watch the performance below.

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    In a nod to Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense, Byrne also starred in a sketch as the owner of his own “giant suit emporium.”

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    Byrne’s supporting world tour runs until mid-September, including two newly announced dates in the New York City area. Check out the full itinerary below, and grab tickets here.

    David Byrne 2018 Tour Dates:
    03/10 – Kingston, NY @ Ulster Performing Arts Center
    03/16 – Santiago, CL @ Lollapalooza Chile
    03/18 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Lollapalooza Argentina
    03/19 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Teatro Gran Rex
    03/20 – Montevido, UY @ Teatro de Verano
    03/22 – Porto Alegre, BR @ Pepsi On Stage
    03/23-25 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Lollapalooza Brasil
    03/26 – Curitiba, BR @ Teatro Positivo
    03/28 – Rio de Janerio, BR @ Km De Vantagens Hall
    03/29 – Belo Horizonte, BR @ Km De Vantagens Hall
    04/03 – Mexico City MX @ Metropolitan Theater
    04/05 – Monterrey MX @ Auditorio Pabellón M
    04/07 – Guadalajara, MX @ Corona Capital Guadalajara
    04/12 – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Civic Centre
    04/14 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
    04/15 – Tucson, AZ @ Centennial Hall
    04/17 – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Civic Theater
    04/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ Smith Center for the Arts
    04/19 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Arts Center-Ikeda Theater
    04/21 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
    04/24 – Dallas, TX @ Winspear Opera House %
    04/25 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion %
    04/27 – San Antonio, TX @ Tobin Center for the Performing Arts %
    04/28 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall Outside Lawn %
    04/29 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz Fest
    05/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
    05/05 – Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Festival
    05/06 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
    05/08 – Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Civic Auditorium
    05/09 – Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
    05/10 – Durham, NC @ Durham PAC
    05/12 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
    05/13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Benedum Center for the Arts
    05/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
    05/16 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
    05/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theater
    05/18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theater
    05/19 – Saskatoon, SASK @ TCU Place
    05/20 – Edmonton, AB @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
    05/21 – Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
    05/23 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theater
    05/24 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
    05/25-26 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
    05/27 – Portland, OR @ Keller Audiorium
    05/28 – Eugene, OR @ Hult Center
    05/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Capitol Theatre
    06/01 – Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theater #
    06/02 – Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theater
    06/03 – Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theater
    06/05 – Des Moines, IA @ Des Moines Civic Center
    06/07 – Kansas City, MO @ Kauffman Center for the Arts
    06/08 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
    06/09 – Indianapolis, IN @ Farmers Bureau Lawn Amphitheater
    06/14 – Oxford, UK @ New Theatre *
    06/15 – Glasgow, UK @ Glasgow Royal Concert Hall *
    06/17 – Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham Symphony Hall *
    06/18 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Apollo *
    06/19 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo *
    06/20 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo *
    06/22-23 – Prague, CZ @ Metronome Festival
    06/25 – Zagreb, HR @ INmusic Festival
    06/26 – Wien, AT @ Museumsquartier
    06/29-07/01 – Ewijk, NL @ Down The Rabbit Hole
    07/05 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival
    07/06 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
    07/08 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
    07/11 – Oeiras, PT @ Cool Jazz Festival
    07/13 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live Festival
    07/14 – Barcelona, ES @ Cruilla Barcelona
    07/17 – Zürich, CH @ Theater 11
    07/19 – Ravenna, IT @ Ravenna Festival
    07/20 – Perugia, IT @ Umbria Jazz Festival
    07/21 – Trieste, IT @ Piazza UNita
    07/27 – Camden, NJ @ XPoNential Music Festival
    07/29 – New York, NY @ Panorama Music Festival
    07/31 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
    08/01 – Shelburne, VT @ Shelburne Museum – The Green
    08/03 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Center for the Performing Arts
    08/04 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Center for the Performing Arts
    08/05 – Canandaigua, NY @ Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
    08/07 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautcia
    08/08 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Devos Performance Hall
    08/10 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theater
    08/11 – Huber Heightes, OH @ Rose Music Center
    08/12 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
    08/16 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
    08/17 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
    08/18 – San Jose, CA @ City National Civic Auditorium
    08/21 – Sacramento CA @ Community Theater
    08/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
    08/24 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
    08/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium
    08/27 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
    08/28 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
    09/15 – Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium ^
    09/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre ^

    % = w/ Perfume Genius
    # = w/ Benjamin Clementine
    * = w/ Laura Mvula
    ^ = w/ tUnE-yArds

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