Talking Heads creator and alumnus David Byrne recently announced a new album, more shows and a brand-new song to boot.

In an email to fans today, he explained a bit of what’s in his head for this year’s tour.

Quite a few months ago I went to Lititz and Manheim, PA to test out some tech for my upcoming music tour. The show concept is simple. Like the concept behind the show that was filmed for Stop Making Sense, the idea is super obvious and easy to describe. In that show, it was “bit by bit show what goes into making a show, and then activate it”. In this one, it is “allow everyone to be mobile on an empty stage” (and imagine what that allows). I asked if every musician-drums, keyboards, singers, everyone-could now be mobile. Guitars and singers no problem, we can have them be wireless with their amps and all that off-stage, but keyboards and drums? How does one do that?…
– David Byrne

Sounds like he’s getting super creative here, which is definitely a great thing for us fans. His last tour I caught was something very interactive between the band and dancers on stage, almost as if the band had crashed a ballet recital. It was super unique, and ultimately very very Byrne-esque. Can’t wait to see what 2018 brings.

DAVID BYRNE 2018 TOUR DATES

March 19, 2018 – Buenos Aires, Argentina
March 20, 2018 – Montevideo, Uruguay
April 3, 2018 – Mexico City, Mexico
April 5, 2018 – Monterrey, Mexico
April 7, 2018 – Guadalajara, Mexico
April 15, 2018 – Tuscon, AZ
April 17, 2018 – San Diego, CA
April 18, 2018 – Las Vegas, NV
April 19, 2018 – Mesa, AZ
April 24, 2018 – Dallas, TX
April 25, 2018 – Oklahoma City, OK
April 27, 2018 – San Antonio, TX
April 28, 2018 – Houston, TX
May 6, 2018 – Nashville, TX
May 8, 2018 – Asheville, NC
May 9, 2018 – Charlotte, NC
May 10, 2018 – Durham, NC
May 12, 2018 – Washington, DC
May 13, 2018 – Pittsburgh, PA
May 15, 2018 – Milwaukee, WI
May 16, 2018 – Madison, WI
May 17, 2018 – Minneapolis, MN
May 19, 2018 – Saskatoon, SASK
May 20, 2018 – Edmonton, ALB
May 21, 2018 – Calgary, ALB
May 23, 2018 – Vancouver, BC
May 24, 2018 – Seattle, WA
May 27, 2018 – Portland, OR
May 28, 2018 – Eugene, OR
May 30, 2018 – Salt Lake City, UT
June 2, 2018 – Chicago, IL
June 5, 2018 – Des Moines, IA
June 7, 2018 – Kansas City, MO
June 8, 2018 – St. Louis, MO
June 9, 2018 – Indianapolis, IN
June 14, 2018 – Oxford, UK
June 15, 2018 – Glasgow, UK
June 17, 2018 – Birmingham, UK
June 18, 2018 – Manchester, UK
June 19, 2018 – London, UK
June 26, 2018 – Wien, AUS
July 17, 2018 – Zurich, Switzerland
July 31, 2018 – Boston, MA
August 1, 2018 – Shelburne, VT
August 3, 2018 – Toronto, ONT
August 5, 2018 – Canandaigua, NY
August 8, 2018 – Grand Rapids, MI
August 10, 2018 – Detroit, MI
August 11, 2018 – Huber Heights, OH
August 12, 2018 – Cincinnati, OH
August 16, 2018 – Oakland, CA
August 18, 2018 – San Jose, CA
August 21, 2018 – Sacramento, CA
August 24, 2018 – Santa Barbara, CA
August 28, 2018 – Morrison, CO