David Byrne & St. Vincent

Friday, October 5, 2012, 8:30 pm
Bass Concert Hall

David Byrne & St. Vincent will release their album, ‘Love This Giant,’ on September 11 worldwide by 4AD under exclusive license from Byrne’s label Todo Mundo.  Recorded over two years largely at Water Music in Hoboken, NJ, the album is a collaboration in the truest sense of the word, with Byrne and St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) co-writing ten of the album’s twelve tracks, and each artist penning one song individually. The album centers around an explosive brass band and is propelled by John Congleton’s drum programming.  

Byrne and Clark will launch a 24-date fall tour after the release of the album. “We’ll be doing these songs and a bunch of songs that we suspect people will know, with a group that includes eight brass players, a keyboardist and a drummer,” says Byrne of the tour.

Byrne and Clark met in 2009 at the ‘Dark Was the Night’ benefit at Radio City Music Hall and were approached shortly after by the Housing Works Bookstore to collaborate on a night of music. They began composing remotely, trading song ideas and structures online while Clark toured and it quickly became apparent that they had more than just one night of music in them. Byrne performed with Clark at her ‘American Songbook’ show at Lincoln Center in 2010, and Clark contributed vocals to Byrne’s ‘Here Lies Love’ album, released the same year.

David Byrne & St. Vincent on the Web
Download album opener ‘Who’
David Byrne Explains How Music Works – from Arts Journal

NEW PARKING INFORMATION: Please be aware when you come to the performance that UT parking signage has changed. All surface lots on the UT campus require a UT parking permit after 5:45pm. ADA parking is still available on Robert Dedman Drive. Patrons are advised to pay to park in university parking garages or LBJ surface lots. Please read signs carefully.

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