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David Byrne, & St. Vincent


Sep 16, 2012 – 7:00 PM

116 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203 Map

  • David Byrne
  • St. Vincent

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When: 09/16/12 @ 7:00pm
Cost: $49.50-39.50
Call: 800-511-1552

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"David Byrne is the coolest person on the planet." - St. Vincent (Annie Clark)

David Byrne & St. Vincent have confirmed the September 11 release of their album, 'Love This Giant,' to be released worldwide by 4AD under exclusive license from Byrne's label Todo Mundo. Recorded over two years largely at Water Music in Hoboken, NJ, the album is a collaboration in the truest sense of the word, with Byrne and St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) co-writing ten of the album's twelve tracks, and each artist penning one song individually. The album centers around an explosive brass band and is propelled by John Congleton's drum programming. This much anticipated and surprising tour will be stopping in Milwaukee this September, just five days after the official release.

Byrne and Clark will launch a 24-date fall tour on September 15 in Minneapolis. "We'll be doing these songs and a bunch of songs that we suspect people will know, with a group that includes eight brass players, a keyboardist and a drummer," says Byrne of the tour.

"There was no delineating what the roles were," explains Clark of the recording. "It's a collaboration I'm truly proud of." The duo also split lyrical and vocal duties on the record, which despite eschewing a traditional guitar/bass/drums lineup in favor of idiosyncratic horn arrangements, presents itself as infectious and modern hook-laden rock.

Byrne and Clark met in 2009 at the ‘Dark Was the Night' benefit at Radio City Music Hall and were approached shortly after by the Housing Works Bookstore to collaborate on a night of music. They began composing remotely, trading song ideas and structures online while Clark toured and it quickly became apparent that they had more than just one night of music in them. Byrne performed with Clark at her ‘American Songbook' show at Lincoln Center in 2010, and Clark contributed vocals to Byrne's 'Here Lies Love' album, released the same year.

David Byrne

David Byrne is well known as the musician who co-founded the group Talking Heads (1976-88) in New York. On record and in concert, the band was acclaimed by critics and audiences alike; more importantly, however, they have proven to be extremely influential. Talking Heads took popular music in new directions, both in terms of sound and lyrics, and also introduced an innovative visual approach to the genre. In 2002 Talking Heads were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2003 a lovely boxed set was released which includes a DVD of all the band's videos, and in 2005 a Brick was released with the complete studio catalog on dualdisc with previously unreleased audio and video material. In 2011 Talking Heads Chronology, a DVD featuring live performances spanning from 1976-1983, was released in a limited edition package containing rare photos and a previously unpublished essay by Lester Bangs.

St. Vincent

Annie Clark's music has been noted for its wide array of instruments and arrangements, as well as its dichotomous lyrics, which have been described as teetering between "happiness and madness". In response to this, Clark has said, "I like when things come out of nowhere and blindside you a little bit. I think any person who gets panic attacks or has an anxiety disorder can understand how things can all of a sudden turn very quickly. I think I'm sublimating that into the music."

In addition to guitar, Clark also plays bass, piano, and organ, and her music also often features violins, cellos, flutes, trumpets, clarinets, and other instruments.

116 E. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53202


$39.50 | $49.50
$75 (Limited Gold Circle)
The Pabst and The Riverside Box Offices
(414) 286-3663 (800) 511-1552.

Tickets are available night of show at Pabst Theater Box Office


David Byrne: David Byrne (born May 14, 1952) is a Scottish-American musician and artist perhaps best known as a founding member and principal songwriter of the new wave band Talking Heads, which was active between 1974 and 1991. Since then, Byrne has released his own solo projects on record, and worked in a variety of media, including film, photography, opera, and Internet-based projects. He has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards for his achievements.

(From WIkipedia)

St. Vincent: As a member of Polyphonic Spree, musician Annie Clark was a part of hugely successful group collaboration. As St. Vincent, she became an acclaimed musician in her own right, releasing three hit albums and playing widely attended, high profile tour dates. From her very first solo album, St. Vincent has become a favorite of audiences around the US and has plenty more to come, including her upcoming album, Strange Mercy. If that weren't enough, St. Vincent will soon embark on a number of 2011 tour dates around the US that will ironically leave her fans asking for more.

Annie Clark began her musical career at a young age, becoming a roadie and later an opening act for her uncle's band, Tuck & Patti. She attended Berklee College of Music for a few years before dropping out to join Polyphonic Spree. As a part of the group, Clark was afforded the opportunity to perform tour dates with David Bowie, but left soon after recording for The Fragile Army finished. St. Vincent then immediately began her solo career and released her debut album, Marry Me. The album became a huge hit and soon complimentary comparisons between St. Vincent and Kate Bush emerged from adoring critics. Her 2009 album, Actor was heavily inspired by classic children's movies and was mostly recorded using GarageBand. The album experienced similar critical acclaim, and faired even better commercially than her previous record.

As fans wait anxiously for the release of Strange Mercy, they're also waiting for St. Vincent's 2011 tour dates, which begin on August 25. After visiting some stellar venues in most major US cities for nearly three months, St. Vincent will conclude the tour on November 4 in Boston. Be sure to catch St. Vincent's 2011 tour dates before they disappear.

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