David Byrne returning to Des Moines this summer
Talking Heads frontman David Byrne talks about the musical, 'Here Lies Love' with star, Jaygee Macapugay. He co-wrote the immersive theater production with Fat Boy Slim. (November 21)
It's time to burn down the house again, Des Moines.
David Byrne, the acclaimed frontman of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Talking Heads, is headed to Iowa's capital city this summer.
The former 80/35 Music Festival headliner plays the Des Moines Civic Center on June 5, a news release said. Tickets to the show go on sale Friday at 9 a.m. via dmpa.org, the Civic Center ticket office or at 515-246-2300.
Byrne heads to the Hawkeye state in support of "American Utopia," his studio solo follow-up to St. Vincent collaboration "Love This Giant." The record drops March 9.
The upcoming live performance is set to feature a 12-piece backing band, an effort, in Byrne's words, that will be "the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for 'Stop Making Sense.'” Noteable Byrne-fronted songs include "Pyscho Killer," "Once in a Lifetime" and "Take Me To The River."
The release said: "Byrne will perform songs from the new album ... as well as classics from his solo career and his days with Talking Heads."
Byrne last visited Des Moines for the grand opening of the Des Moines Social Club's fire station location in 2014. The artist penned a number of blogs on the city when headlining 80/35 with St. Vincent in 2013 and opening the Social Club in '14.
He wrote extensively in 2013 on his experience with the Des Moines area's bike trail system: "Iowa, especially central Iowa, has an incredibly beautiful, well maintained and extensive network of bike trails that stretch all over this part of the state," Byrne wrote.
This June won't be Byrne's first time on the Civic Center stage; Talking Heads performed at the venue in 1982, according to Register archives.
Find more information on the show at dmpa.org.