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David Byrne

David Byrne kicked off the tour in support of his new Brian Eno-produced album Everything that Happens Will Happen Today in Bethlehem, PA last night. Tickets for future dates are on sale at Ticketmaster. Last night's setlist and all dates below...

David Byrne @ Zoellner Center (Lehigh University) Bethlehem, PA Set List - 9/16/2008 via

1. *Strange Overtones
2. I Zimbra
3. *One Fine Day
4. Help Me Somebody
5. Houses in Motion
6. *My Big Nurse
7. My Big Hands (Fall Through the Cracks)
8. Heaven
9. *Home
10. *The River
11. Crosseyed & Painless
12. *Life is Long
13. Once in a Lifetime
14. Life During Wartime
15. *I Feel My Stuff
(encore)
16. Take Me to the River
17. The Great Curve
(encore)
18. *Everything that Happens Will Happen Today

*Denotes tune from new album, Everything that Happens Will Happen Today

David Byrne - 2008 Tour Dates
Sep 16 - Bethlehem, PA Zoellner Arts Center - Baker Hall
Sep 17 - Baltimore, MD Lyric
Sep 18 - Newport News, VA Ferguson Center for the Arts
Sep 20 - Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheater
Sep 21 - Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Sep 22 - Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
Sep 23 - Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre
Sep 25 - Austin, TX Paramount
Sep 26 - Austin, TX Austin City Limits (Zilker Park)
Sep 28 - Albuquerque, NM Kiva Auditorium
Sep 30 - Phoenix, AZ Orpheum
Oct 2 - San Diego, CA Humphreys
Oct 3 - Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
Oct 4 - Santa Barbara, CA Arlington Theater
Oct 6 - San Francisco, CA Davies Symphony Hall
Oct 7 - San Francisco, CA Davies Symphony Hall
Oct 8 - Santa Rosa, CA Wells Fargo Center For the Arts
Oct 11 - Park City, UT Eccles Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 12 - Denver, CO Buell Theater
Oct 14 - Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
Oct 15 - Milwaukee, WI Pabst
Oct 17 - Omaha, NE Kiewit Concert Hall
Oct 18 - St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre
Oct 19 - Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre (Reserved)
Oct 21 - Louisville, KY Louisville Palace Theater
Oct 23 - Cleveland, OH Allen Theatre
Oct 24 - Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Theatre
Oct 25 - Indianapolis, IN Clowes Memorial Hall
Oct 26 - Chicago, IL Chicago Opera House
Oct 29 - Toronto, ONT Massey Hall
Oct 30 - Montreal, QUE Metropolis
Oct 31 - Boston, MA Wang Center
Nov 1 - Atlantic City, NJ Borgata
Nov 3 - Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
Nov 5 - Albany, NY Empire State Plaza
Nov 7 - Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Music Hall
Nov 8 - Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre

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Comments (37)

whoa, what the fuck? drama?
or is this just BV posturing?


Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2008 1:01 AM

Pretty great setlist. Im sold

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2008 7:24 AM

Going to see him in Atlanta this Saturday... i can't wait! "This Ain't No Disco.... "

Posted by David O. | September 17, 2008 7:45 AM

Does anyone think their will be an NYC show?

Posted by michaelways | September 17, 2008 7:47 AM

I'm guessing the NYC date(s) will be added to the end of the current list...?

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2008 8:02 AM

word is that nyc will be in early 09

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2008 8:08 AM

feh

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2008 8:47 AM

word is that it will be at a fairly small or large venue in the NYC area.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2008 8:49 AM

LEHIGH!!!

Posted by StopCrying | September 17, 2008 8:50 AM

"whoa, what the fuck? drama?"

what does that mean

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2008 8:51 AM

Yes Lehigh, way to be with the opening date. I feel big things are coming your way other than preppy assholes.

Posted by Mountain Hawk | September 17, 2008 8:52 AM

"whoa, what the fuck? drama?"

I think this is supposed to read:

whoa, what the fuck, drama? (as said by turtle)

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2008 9:02 AM

honestly not really THAT impressed with the setlist. seems like the same "eno era" heads songs he played last tour...i was expecting some rarer choices. that being said. i still can't wait for an NYC date...RADIO CITY!

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2008 9:20 AM

Yeah, early '09 sounds about right

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2008 9:30 AM

From the show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6sfFFscN5M

I guess he's touring with a group of dancers? Should be interesting.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2008 9:30 AM

I Zimbra, Heaven, Crosseyed, Lifetime, Take Me To the River, and Life During Wartime, and you're not that impressed?

Eeek. High standards or perhaps just don't remember (I feel like Comic Book Guy) how great that Heads era/stretch was? Some of the Best. Songs. Ever.

I can't believe they kicked Byrne off the tour already. :>

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2008 9:42 AM

title reworded to avoid confusion!

Posted by brooklynvegan | September 17, 2008 9:46 AM

Crosseyed!!! and people are complaining? GET A GRIP HIPSTER SCUM.

Posted by JWeir | September 17, 2008 9:55 AM

Set List Corrections

6. My Big Nurse
10. The River
12. Life is Long


Lost and Found and Soul To Soul are not titles found on the new album.

Posted by Scott | September 17, 2008 10:12 AM

Correction - Should read:
#6 - *My Big Nurse
#10 - *The River

Great show.

Posted by Stark | September 17, 2008 10:13 AM

updates, thanks

Posted by brooklynvegan | September 17, 2008 10:22 AM

great setlist but only one song from my life in the Bush of Ghosts? I thought that was what they were going to play?

still don't know why David has left off NYC from the initial tour the guy is out all over the place in NYC and he blows us off until 09 :(

Red Bank here I come

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2008 10:28 AM

Yes,
#12 is "Life is Long"
Sorry - long night/early morning.

Posted by Stark | September 17, 2008 10:36 AM

Houses in Motion was an amazing culmination of music, dance and choreography. It brought the crowd jumping to their feet as the song ended with a unique combination of visual and sonic punctuation. Possibly the best tune played. Of course the full moon had its added synergistic effect.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2008 10:51 AM

who plays a show in Bethlehem? the bros got a treat.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2008 11:49 AM

Why does Bethlehem, PA even exist any more? Shoulda been wiped off the map in the '80s.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2008 12:28 PM

Wait... sorry, I was thinking of Philadelphia.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2008 12:35 PM

Philly vs. Brooklyn

Birthplace of our country vs. birthplace of hipster d-bag trash

hmmmm....tough decision

Posted by 215'er | September 17, 2008 12:53 PM

uh...really 215'er?
you sound like an idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2008 1:01 PM

Some guy named tapeworm recorded this show and put it on the Dime:
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=214863

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2008 5:18 PM

Were people up and dancing the whole show? Or did most people sit?

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2008 9:52 PM

Awesome setlist. My only wish is that he would have an additional guitar player to play the cool leads - not exactly David's thing. I can't wait until Philly and then NYC next year.

"honestly not really THAT impressed with the setlist. seems like the same "eno era" heads songs he played last tour"

Help Me Somebody
Houses in Motion
Crosseyed & Painless
My Big Hands
The Great Curve

I'm pretty fucking impressed!

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2008 11:40 PM

Great set!

Just missing Nothing But Flowers, IMHO

Posted by Adam | September 24, 2008 6:47 PM

The Toronto show last night was fucking unreal.

Posted by Mark B. | October 30, 2008 9:27 AM

Redbank, NJ showed rocked. Houses in Motion blew the audience away, and I bet many people didn't even know the song.

DB & band played from 8:12pm until just before 10pm, although it sure seemed way too short when it was over. Can't believe it was that close to 2 hours.

I see lots of shows, and there are maybe 5 people/bands in the world that can even come close to what Byrne can achieve with an overwhelming personal stage presence, fantastic music, and surreal choreography. If you haven't seen him play live, do something about that as soon as possible, even if it takes planes, trains and automobiles.

DB, please please do an NYC show. Do three.

Posted by Audioman | November 6, 2008 9:50 AM

I saw him Sunday night (Dec 7) here in Knoxville, and it was every bit as good as people are claiming. His set list was similar to the one listed here, along with the inclusion of amazing versions of "Air" and "Burning Down the House" for additional encores. After about 5 or 6 songs, pretty much everyone was up on their feet, and it was one of the most enthusiastic ovations when it was over that I have ever seen, with the crowd screaming full on for over two minutes, and the band and dancers just smiling and waving back at the crowd. You really should see this if you possibly can.

Posted by dave_from_knoxville | December 9, 2008 3:28 PM

oh man im seeing db in london not til april though cant wait u guys making me jealous

Posted by lee | December 21, 2008 9:45 AM

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