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David Byrne announces European tour (2009)

David Byrne

Story by Jack Foley

DAVID Byrne will embark on a European tour, starting March 9, 2009, and concluding with a series of dates in the UK in April.

The tour, titled David Byrne, Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno, will feature Byrne performing songs from his numerous collaborations with Brian Eno, including tracks from several Talking Heads albums produced by Eno, the pair’s 1981 collaboration My Life in the Bush of Ghosts and their newest collaborative effort, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today.

“The live shows will…try to draw a line linking this new material with what we did 30 years ago,” said Byrne.

He will tour throughout continental Europe and the UK in March and April with dates in Italy, Spain and Portugal still to be added.

Tickets for all UK shows will be available for pre-sale on October 1 via artistticket.com with additional tickets available for presale via venue websites on October 2.

General sales for all European dates will start on October 3 via livenation.co.uk and ticketmaster.co.uk. Complete ticketing information is available at everythingthathappens.com

For the release of Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, the album is currently available as a stream and digital download exclusively through everythingthathappens.com.

Beginning October 6, the record will be available for purchase via other e-tailers online, and on November 17 the digipak CD will be available in stores.

The tour dates are (all 2009):

March 9 – Dusseldorf, Germany (Tonhalle)
March 10 – Antwerp, Belgium, Koningin Elisabethzaal
March 12 – Hamburg, Germany, CCH2
March 14 – Frankfurt, Germany, Alte Oper
March 16 – Copenhagen, Denmark, Falkoner Theatre
March 17 – Stockholm, Sweden-, Cirkus
March 19 – Oslo, Norway, Sentrum Scene
March 20 – Malmo, Sweden, Concert House
March 22 – Hannover, Germany, Theater am Aegi
March 23 – Berlin, Germany, Tempodrom
March 24 – Utrecht, Netherlands, MC Vredenburg
March 25 – Paris, France, L’Olympia
March 27 – Bristol, England, Colston Hall
March 29 – Birmingham, England, Symphony Hall Birmingham
March 30 – Manchester, England, Bridgewater Hall
March 31 – Glasgow, Scotland, Royal Concert Hall

April 1 – Gateshead, England, The Sage
April 3 – Liverpool, England, Philharmonic Hall
April 4 – Sheffield, England, City Hall
April 6 – Dublin, Ireland, National Concert Hall
April 7 – Belfast, N. Ireland, Belfast Waterfront
April 9 – Oxford, England, New Theatre Oxford
April 11 – Nottingham, England, Royal Centre
April 12 – London, England, Royal Festival Hall
April 13 – London, England, Royal Festival Hall
April 14 – Brighton, England, Brighton Dome