August 04, 2008

David Byrne Tour Dates Announced, Free Song Available

The dates for David Byrne's tour in support of the forthcoming album, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, have been announced. Click here for the dates!

I'm surprised to see that there's only one date scheduled for New England, but it's at the Wang Center in Boston on Halloween! I've been to at least 25 David Byrne shows and this will be my first Halloween concert. It should be a blast!

The song "Strange Overtones" is also available today to download for free. When you sign up to get the free song, you'll also be put on a mailing list for news and info about the album and tour.

In his blog, Byrne writes:

I'm also wondering whether the web-curious will allow news of the album to spread more or less by itself. In the past, I might have undertaken all kinds of expensive marketing plans to prepare for a record release: there would be a teaser, live shows, posters, magazine ads, interviews, and advance CDs sent to writers and reviewers. We've done a few interviews, but that's about it. It will be interesting to see if audiences find out about this song — and the record — without all those marketing techniques, and solely through Internet word-of-mouth.
Heck yeah!

Spread the word; the new song is definitely different from Byrne and Eno's previous collaboration (it's not a thing like My Life in the Bush of Ghosts material, for instance). It's got a sort of laid-back funky feeling that reminds me more of some of the stuff on Look into the Eyeball, but it's not exactly like anything on that album, either. I like what I'm hearing and I'm psyched for a show! I haven't seen David Byrne since I left California... and that's far too long.

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