PITTSBURGH -The Three Rivers Arts Festival and WYEP-FM proudly present David Byrne: Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno at 8 p.m., Friday, November 7, 2008, at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.
David Byrne is well known as the musician who co-founded the group Talking Heads (1976-88) in New York. On records and in concert, the band was acclaimed by critics and audiences alike. More importantly, however, the band proved to be extremely influential in the music world. Talking Heads took popular music in new directions, both in terms of sound and lyrics, and also introduced an innovative visual approach to the genre. In 2002, Talking Heads was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for their contributions to popular music.
David Byrne will perform songs from his numerous collaborations with Brian Eno, including several tracks from their Talking Heads albums. He will also perform selections the pair’s 1981 collaboration My Life in the Bush of Ghosts and their newest collaborative effort, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today.
“The live shows will…try to draw a line linking this new material with what we did 30 years ago,” explains Byrne.
David Byrne’s recent musical works include Grown Backwards, Byrne’s debut for Nonesuch Records, the Talking Heads box set and the Knee Plays CD from Robert Wilson’s 1984 stage piece the CIVIL warS. Byrne is currently working on a number of upcoming musical projects as well, including music from season two of HBO’s series Big Love and Here Lies Love, a song cycle with Fatboy Slim based on the life of Imelda Marcos.
Tickets for the show are $59.50, $49.50 and $39.50, plus applicable taxes and fees. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 12, at 10 am through Ticketmaster. To purchase, call 412.322.1919, visit any Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh, or buy online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Three Rivers Arts Festival and WYEP-FM present David Byrne: Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno. 8 p.m., Friday, November 7, 2008, at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. Doors open at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets, go online at www.ticketmaster.com, call 412.322.1919 or visit any Giant Eagle.
About the Three Rivers Arts Festival
The mission of the Three Rivers Arts Festival is to connect the community to the arts. For more information, call the Festival at 412.281.8723 or visit our website www.artsfestival.net.