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David Byrne Announces Second Run of American Utopia Broadway Dates

If you missed the once in a lifetime opportunity to see one of the first 121 performances of David Byrne’s concert tour-turned-Broadway hit, American Utopia,…
Josh Chesler / February 16, 2020

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Iggy Pop, David Byrne and More Appear in Artist Maurizo Cattelan’s Bedtime Stories

Iggy Pop, David Byrne and other artists are collaborating on a new art project by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. Titled Bedtime Stories, the digital…
Emily Tan / May 15, 2020

David Byrne’s Reasons to be Cheerful Debuts New COVID-19 Series

Reasons to be Cheerful, the online magazine founded by David Byrne, has just dropped a new reported series "about changes that have long seemed out…
Emily Tan / May 1, 2020

David Byrne Champions Connectedness in Coronavirus Essay

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to change the way in which we live our lives, David Byrne has penned an essay for his online magazine Reasons…
Katrina Nattress / March 28, 2020

Why David Byrne Finally Got His U.S. Citizenship

David Byrne's latest concert series, American Utopia, opened on Broadway in October, and now, three months after its debut, the songwriter is ready to open…
Rob Arcand / January 5, 2020

Arcade Fire: Our 2006 Interview

This article originally appeared in the January 2006 issue of SPIN. In honor of the 15th anniversary of the band's debut album Funeral, we’re republishing it here.
Caryn Ganz / September 14, 2019

David Byrne Launches Reasons to be Cheerful Online Magazine

Talking Heads frontman and noted solo artist David Byrne has announced a new editorial venture called Reasons to be Cheerful. The online magazine, which follows…
Rob Arcand / August 24, 2019

Fela Kuti: Our 1986 Interview

This article originally appeared in the July 1986 issue of SPIN. Nigeria's Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, political gadfly, king of Afrobeat, and preeminent pan-Africanist, regained…
Randall F. Grass / July 27, 2019

Talking Heads: Our 1985 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the June 1985 issue of SPIN. The Talking Heads invented the modern rock band. They found that if you're…

David Byrne Announces Broadway Residency

Over the past year, David Byrne has been taking his American Utopia tour across the world; now, he's bringing it to Broadway for a limited engagement at…
Will Gottsegen / May 17, 2019

Watch David Byrne & Mavis Staples Sing The Talking Heads At Her 80th Birthday Show At The Apollo

David Byrne and Mavis Staples are two legends who come from vastly different musical traditions, but they’ve got a long history with each other. And…
Tom Breihan, Stereogum / May 10, 2019

David Byrne Inducts Radiohead Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

David Byrne gave a speech inducting Radiohead into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Though the band weren't fully present at the ceremony, with…
Rob Arcand / March 30, 2019

Rock Hall 2019 Presenters: David Byrne to Induct Radiohead, Trent Reznor for The Cure, More

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony is set to take place on March 29 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, and the list of induction…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 13, 2019

Tune-Yards — “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” (Eurythmics Cover)

Tune-Yards have recorded a new version "ABC 123" from this year's "I can feel you creep into my private life" and a cover of Eurythmics'
Isabella Castro-Cota / August 30, 2018

David Byrne Announces New UK and Ireland Tour Dates

David Byrne has announced a new European tour supporting his March album American Utopia. Byrne has added a series of dates in the UK and…
Winston Cook-Wilson / June 12, 2018
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