David Byrne Toronto

David Byrne to debut new music production in Toronto

If you've been green with envy over New York's upcoming Bjork dates, here's a pick me up: Talking Heads-er and all-around new wave legend David Byrne has put aside writing feisty internet diatribes to debut his newest endeavor Contemporary Color here in Toronto. The "mind-blowing meld of original music and routine" will incorporate the overlooked art of flag twirling with Byrne's music and performances by the likes of St. Vincent, tUnE-yArDs, How to Dress Well, Kelis, Nelly Furtardo, and more.

Byrne was inspired after watching a tape of a highschool colourguard team choreographing a routine to his music: "I was stunned at what I was seeing, and being a musician I naturally wondered to myself, "What if these performances had live music? Really great live music! Wouldn't that be amazing? And wouldn't that lift it to another level?"

The kitschy polychromatic concert arrives at the ACC June 22-23 for Luminato, before moving on to dates in New York. Fingers crossed that Bjork decides to come up for the big premiere.

Photo via Luminato


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