Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and St. Vincent mastermind Annie Clark have teamed up to release a collaborative album called Love This Giant on September 11. Two and a half years in the making, features 12 songs (one solo track apiece, and 10 collaborations). And if that wasn’t enough, the new duo plans on launching a full fall tour.
Describing the project to Rolling Stone, Clark simply stated that “we just started writing and kept writing and writing…It just evolved to become this much bigger thing… David Byrne is the coolest person on the planet.”
Byrne and Clark will be criss-crossing North America this fall, playing songs from both Love This Giant as well as tunes from their individual back catalogs.
Clark and Byrne will tour North America in the fall, playing material from Love This Giant as well as selections from their respective catalogs. The band on that tour, which kicks off September 15th at the State Theater in Minneapolis, will feature a full brass section. Check out the tour dates below (via Consequence of Sound)—if you’re lucky Byrne and Clark will be coming to a town near you.
St. Vincent and David Byrne 2012 Tour Dates:
09/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theater
09/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
09/18 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
09/20 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
09/21 – Montreal, QC @ POP Montreal
09/23 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
09/25 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theater
09/26 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theater
09/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater
09/29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Park
09/30 – N. Bethesda MD @ The Music Center at Strathmore
10/02 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
10/03 – Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Center
10/05 – Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall
10/06 – Houston, TX @ Hobby Center
10/07 – Dallas, TX @ McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
10/10 – San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s
10/11 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theatre
10/12 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Segerstrom Theater for the Arts
10/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater
10/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
10/17 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
10/18 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Auditorium
10/20 – Vancouver, BC @ Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts
What do you think of the Byrne/Clark duo announcement?