David Byrne and St. Vincent Announce Collaboration, Tour

Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent, has rapidly evolved into rock royalty over the course of her still very young career. If the universal praise for her latest album or the countless adoring fans at her live shows aren’t enough to convince you, try this on for size: She scored the opportunity to work on an album with David Byrne. Two years in the making, their collaboration, titled “Love This Giant,” will be released on Sep. 11 via 4AD and Todo Mundo Records.

According to 4AD, “Love This Giant” will feature 10 songs co-written and performed by Clark and Byrne and one solo track by each artist. The label’s announcement goes on to say, “The album centers around an explosive brass band and is propelled by John Congleton’s drum programming.” Eager readers can preview “Love This Giant”‘s tracklist below and download its first single, “Who,” for free here.

Clark and Byrne will also commence a North American tour together this Fall. Byrne reportedly confirmed that they will be performing material “that [they] suspect people will know” along with their collaborative work at these shows. Take a look at the tour dates below.

“Love This Giant” Tracklist:

1. Who
2. Weekend in the Dust
3. Dinner for Two
4. Ice Age
5. I Am an Ape
6. The Forest Awakes
7. I Should Watch TV
8. Lazarus
9. Optimist
10. Lightning
11. The One Who Broke Your Heart (feat. The Dap-Kings and Antibalas)
12. Outside of Space & Time

 St. Vincent and David Byrne Fall Tour:

9/15 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theater
9/16 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
9/18 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
9/20 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
9/21 – Montreal, QC – Eglise St-Jean Baptiste (POP Montreal)
9/23 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
9/25 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater
9/26 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater
9/27 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater
9/29 – Brooklyn, NY – Williamsburg Park
9/30 – N. Bethesda MD – The Music Center at Strathmore
10/2 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
10/3 – Atlanta, GA – Cobb Energy Center
10/5 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall
10/6 – Houston, TX – Hobby Center
10/7 – Dallas, TX – McFarlin Memorial Auditorium (SMU)
10/10 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s
10/11 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre
10/12 – Costa Mesa, CA – Segerstrom Theater for the Arts
10/13 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theater
10/15 – San Francisco, CA – Orpheum Theatre
10/17 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
10/18 Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Auditorium
10/20 Vancouver, BC – Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts


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