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Old 03-06-18, 10:51 AM
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Re: David Byrne -- "American Utopia" -- 3/9/18 & 2018 Tour

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David Byrne plays Queens and Kings!

Forest Hills Stadium in Queens Sept. 15
Kings Theatre in Brooklyn Sept. 17

Public on sale March 9th at 10AM EST.
The Kings Theater it is! Forest Hills is nice but have to deal with weather.
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Re: David Byrne -- "American Utopia" -- 3/9/18 & 2018 Tour

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The Kings Theater it is! Forest Hills is nice but have to deal with weather.
The show is going to be better seen indoors anyway.
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Re: David Byrne -- "American Utopia" -- 3/9/18 & 2018 Tour

I saw David Byrne live at the Disneyland House Blues around 2001 or 2002. He’d just done Look Into the Eyeball. Great concert. But there were like 200 people there. You could just walk up to the front and give him a high five if you wanted. Why is there suddenly this massive demand? 5 months of touring in 1,500+ seat venues? Good for him, but what’s the deal? Where’d this massive David Byrne fandom come from?
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Re: David Byrne -- "American Utopia" -- 3/9/18 & 2018 Tour

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I saw David Byrne live at the Disneyland House Blues around 2001 or 2002. He’d just done Look Into the Eyeball. Great concert. But there were like 200 people there. You could just walk up to the front and give him a high five if you wanted. Why is there suddenly this massive demand? 5 months of touring in 1,500+ seat venues? Good for him, but what’s the deal? Where’d this massive David Byrne fandom come from?
200 people in a 2,000 capacity venue?
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I don’t think the old House of Blues could hold that many people. No way. It was just standing room/dance floor.

EDIT: Oh, I get what you mean now. I didn’t realize there’s a new House of Blues. The old one was torn down a year or two ago. Anyone know the old capacity? It was a small place.

Okay, I looked it up. It was 1,100. And it was 90% standing room and a a few tables and a bar. And I’d say it was only half full that night. So 500 people I guess.

Anyway. Why the resurgence?

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Re: David Byrne -- "American Utopia" -- 3/9/18 & 2018 Tour

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I don’t think the old House of Blues could hold that many people. No way. It was just standing room/dance floor.

EDIT: Oh, I get what you mean now. I didn’t realize there’s a new House of Blues. The old one was torn down a year or two ago. Anyone know the old capacity? It was a small place.
Gotcha. I found this: The old venue officially opened Jan. 12, 2001, with two sold-out nights by Orange County rock band Lit. It will be replaced by a much larger complex that will include a 2,000-capacity main concert hall for bigger touring acts and events, a 400-capacity room (which may be called the Parish) for less-well-known performers, singer-songwriter evenings, release parties and corporate meetings, a 175-capacity Foundation Room and a much larger restaurant and kitchen than at the Downtown Disney location.

Regarding you're question... I don't know. I guess having a decent gap in touring builds up demand.
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Re: David Byrne -- "American Utopia" -- 3/9/18 & 2018 Tour

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Did anyone get an email link for the free copy of the album yet?
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I got the link and ordered mine about 3 days after purchasing my ticket. The original e-mail with the info to order the cd came from "Nonesuch Store" and my order confirmation for the cd came from "Warner Music Redemption".
They may have sent me the email before, but they re-sent it today and I redeemed it (and sent an extra code to a friend). Thanks for the heads-up. When I saw an email from Nonesuch Store, I now knew it wasn't Spam.
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Cool. Mine shipped yesterday and is scheduled to be delivered Monday.
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I'm going to try for tix tomorrow... hope I can get through...
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YES!!!
2 Tix for Kings!

Decker, do you recall the playlist?
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Re: David Byrne -- "American Utopia" -- 3/9/18 & 2018 Tour

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YES!!!
2 Tix for Kings!

Decker, do you recall the playlist?
This is the show I saw: https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/david...-4befbfca.html
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Awesome!

Can't wait!
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Re: David Byrne -- "American Utopia" -- 3/9/18 & 2018 Tour

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YES!!!
2 Tix for Kings!

Decker, do you recall the playlist?
My show is mid-April.
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My show is mid-April.
September for me... setlist looks fantastic streaming the new album now...
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YES!!!
2 Tix for Kings!

Decker, do you recall the playlist?
Me to, first time there, even though I live not far away. Almost as excited to see the place as I am to see David.
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Never been there either, place looks cool
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Re: David Byrne -- "American Utopia" -- 3/9/18 & 2018 Tour

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I saw the tour opener last night. It was probably one of the best shows I've ever seen.
Thought you were exagerating. It's not at the very top for me, but holy shit, it was great stuff. I went in "blind" to the show, didn't watch any clips. Wow what a cool staging and can't believe Byrne still has such boundless energy (and no loss of voice as far as I could tell). Wonderful, wonderful show. And great seats for me as well (7th row, center). Saw Penn Jillette there before the show as well.

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Re: David Byrne -- "American Utopia" -- 3/9/18 & 2018 Tour

I heard from people that he was great at Coachella.
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Re: David Byrne -- "American Utopia" -- 3/9/18 & 2018 Tour

I saw him the night before Vegas in San Diego and Dex wasn't off-base. Certainly one of the best shows I've seen in a long time.



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Re: David Byrne -- "American Utopia" -- 3/9/18 & 2018 Tour

Definitely considering seeing this. Although I'm disappointed not to see Making Flippy Floppy on the setlist.

One of my favourite performances:

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Everyone should try and go in blind for this show.
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Everyone should try and go in blind for this show.
I see what you did there

at least you didn't say Naked
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I see what you did there
I did it first -- and with quotation makrs no less!
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Great show in Houston the other night. I thought the Talking Heads songs that he is playing are well-chosen for this lineup. The only thing I would have added is Cities as it would be perfect on this tour (it is also may favorite Fear Of Music song) and maybe Road To Nowhere. Crosseyed And Painless would work really well also. Interestingly, I think that the 2 Heads songs that were least effective artistically speaking were the 2 most well-known, Once In A Lifetime and Burning Down The House. I have never thought that Once In A Lifetime comes off very well live, as it seems to drag along and they can't really mimic the rhythm of the original recording. Of course these 2 brought the biggest cheers so I know why they play them. My only other comment is that I wish they would have been a little more varied with the lighting and shadows. I thought 3 of the best songs were I Should Watch TV, Blind, and Bullet, when they went away from the blue/white fully lit stage.
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Yeah, Road to Nowhere would have been awesome with that drumming set up and all those folks on stage. Was a little disappointed it wasn't in the set.
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