Tue, Jan 16

David Byrne Coming to DPAC on May 10, 2018

Performing New Songs and Classic Hits from the Talking Heads
David Byrne
American Utopia Tour
May 10, 2018

January 16, 2018 (Durham, NC) — Today, David Byrne has announced an extensive world tour in support of his forthcoming solo record, American Utopia. David will perform songs from the new album, which is out March 9 via Todomundo/Nonesuch Records, as well as classics from his solo career and his days with the Talking Heads. A twelve-piece band will also join David on stage for a choreographed concert that he has called “the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for Stop Making Sense.” David Byrne will perform at DPAC on Thursday, May 10, 2018.

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 19th at 12p.m.:

  • Online at DPACnc.com
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Ticket Center at DPAC: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
  • Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000

“This will be David Byrne’s first show in the Triangle in ten years, so the fact that he chose DPAC for his return is something we take great pride in,” says Candice Terrell, Assistant Director of Marketing at DPAC.

Last week, Byrne announced the release of American Utopia during a presentation of “Reasons To Be Cheerful,” an ongoing series he curates of hopeful writings, photos, music, and lectures. The presentation was given at New York’s New School to a live audience and also was streamed via his Facebook page.  He also released the first track from the album, “Everybody’s Coming To My House— co-written with Brian Eno, featuring contributions from TTY, Happa, Isaiah Barr Leader of the Onyx Collective, Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never), Mercury Prize winner Sampha, and others. The song’s visual companion piece can be seen here. “Everybody’s Coming To My House” is available to download instantly with pre-orders of American Utopia on iTunes and at nonesuch.com. Nonesuch Store pre-orders also include an exclusive print facsimile of an early handwritten lyric sheet to the song.

Acclaim for “Everybody’s Coming To My House”:

"Byrne gives fans a catchy, funky house-party song with drums and horns, in the way only Byrne can." Billboard

"The track glides along on a polyrhythmic groove that has become a stalwart of Byrne's work." Rolling Stone

"Funky and danceable, in an instantly recognizable David Byrne way." Brooklyn Vegan

David Byrne photos, bio, American Utopia album art, and more are available here.

american utopia album art.jpg      
        American Utopia

  1. I Dance Like This
  2. Gasoline And Dirty Sheets
  3. Every Day Is A Miracle
  4. Dog’s Mind
  5. This Is That
  6. It’s Not Dark Up Here
  7. Bullet
  8. Doing The Right Thing
  9. Everybody’s Coming To My House
  10. Here


American Utopia 2018 Tour Dates:

3/3                  Red Bank, NJ               Count Basie Theatre SOLD OUT                               

3/4                  Wilkes-Barre, PA        F.M. Kirby Center SOLD OUT                         

3/6                  Buffalo, NY                 Center For The Arts SOLD OUT                                 

3/7                  Hershey, PA                Hershey Theatre SOLD OUT                          

3/9                  Waterbury, Ct            Palace Theater SOLD OUT                             

3/10                Kingston, NY               Ulster Performing Arts Center SOLD OUT    
3/16                Santiago, CHI              Lollapalooza (Chile)                                      

3/18                Buenos Aires, ARG     Lollapalooza (Argentina)                                          

3/19                Teatro Gran Rex         Buenos Aires (Argentina)

3/20                Teatro de Verano       Montevideo (Uruguay)

3/24                Sao Paulo, BRA           Lollapalooza (Brazil)                                     

4/3                  Mexico City MX          Metropolitan Theater

4/5                  Monterrey MX            Auditorio Pabellon

4/7                  Guadalajara, MEX      Sonico Festival                                                          
4/14                Indio, CA                     Coachella                                           

4/15                Tucson, AZ                  Centennial Hall

4/17                San Diego, CA             San Diego Civic Theater

4/18                Las Vegas, NV             Smith Center for the Arts

4/19                Mesa, AZ                     Mesa Arts Center-Ikeda Theater

4/21                Indio, CA                     Coachella                                                                   

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 - 5/6          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                DPAC

5/12                Washington, DC         The Anthem

5/13                Pittsburgh, PA            Benedum Center for the Arts

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                       

6/14                Oxford, England         New Theatre

6/15                Glasgow, Scotland      Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

6/17                Birmingham, England Birmingham Symphony Hall

6/18                Manchester, England Manchester Apollo

6/19                London, England        Eventim Apollo

6/22-23           Prague, Czech Rep.     Metronome Festival                                     

6/25                Zagreb, Croatia           INmusic Festival                                            

6/26                Wien, Austria             Museumsquartier

6/30 - 7/1        Ewijk, Netherlands     Down The Rabbit Hole                                             

7/5 - 7/8          Werchter, Belgium     Rock Werchter

7/6                  Roskilde, Denmark     Roskilde Festival                   

7/5                  Gdynia, Poland           Open'er Festival                                            

7/11                Oeiras, Portugal         Cool Jazz Festival                                          

7/13                Bilbao, Spain              Bilbao BBK Live Festival                                            

7/13-14           Barcelona, Spain        Cruilla Barcelona       
7/17                Zürich, Switzerland    Theater 11

7/19                Ravenna, Italy            Ravenna Festival                                           

7/20                Perugia, Italy              Umbria Jazz Festival                                      

7/21                Trieste, Italy               Piazza UNita                                      

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

8/24                Santa Barbara, CA      Santa Barbara Bowl

8/28                Morrison, CO              Red Rocks Amphitheater                              

David Byrne








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About DPAC

Since its opening in 2008, DPAC has become the center for live entertainment in North Carolina. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sightlines and state-of-the art sound and video. Listed annually among the top venues in the country by multiple publications that track attendance and live event sales, DPAC is currently the #4 ranked theater in the U.S.

With a mission of presenting one-of a-kind live entertainment events, DPAC truly has “something for everyone”, hosting over 200 performances a year including spectacular touring Broadway productions, high-profile concert and comedy events, family shows and the heralded American Dance Festival. Owned by the City of Durham and operated under the direction of Nederlander and Professional Facilities Management (PFM), since 2011 DPAC has been listed the #1 performing arts organization in the region by the Triangle Business Journal.