Posted in music on January 9, 2009

David Byrne

Tickets go on Ticketmaster presale (password = BOWBYRNE) @ 9AM for the recently added David Byrne show at Radio City Music Hall in NYC (2/28). The February 27th show is sold out.

In other David Byrne news, he's been writing about a recent trip to Brazil on his blog. For instance...

Paulinha throws a party at the house in the evening. There is a room with rotating fans set up for dancing (I do) and 2 Baianas on a patio making acarajé and abara (the steamed rather than deep fried version of the bean cake). A bartender makes caipirinhas and batidas out of fresh maracuja (passion fruit).

Arto Lindsay is here with his wife. I haven't seen him in years. He's been in Salvador for a number of years, but now he's moving to Rio as there will be more work there. Good to see him.

We leave around two and we hear that, at four AM, just as the party was winding down, Seu Jorge and Beth Carvalho (the singers) show up -- both of them with their entourages. The bartenders rolled their eyes as if to say "now the party will start all over again".

While he was there he also "picked up a pile of CDs" - "Some contemporary stuff like Lenine, but mostly Afro-Samba bands, Northeastern stuff and some other beautifully recorded folkloric artists..." And that's how he programmed his current Radio David Byrne playlist.

He also wrote an interesting blog post about the battle between Bratz and Barbie (Bratz lost).

The above picture is of the Deluxe version of David Byrne and Brian Eno's new album.

All tour dates HERE.



Comments (6)

Anyone get a good ticket on this presale? I got second deck poor, then 3rd deck front and then sold out. Decided that the presale must have been pretty limited and I'm going to wait for Amex and regular onsale monday.

Posted by bob | January 9, 2009 9:06 AM

These kinds of presales strike me as a way to get people to panic and buy bad seats right away. I was on immediately and like bob got back of second row mezz. No thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2009 9:24 AM

I was on immediately and got orchestra A - not amazing, but not bad in comparison to everyone else's results.

So who the fuck got orchestra double letters (the best seats)?

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2009 9:39 AM

I did got 2 tickets KK secton 400(center) and I didn't login until about 9:03? ticketmaster always amazes me in that its not first come best ticket.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2009 10:19 AM

Sometimes folks have tickets in their queue, and then after a few minutes, they are released (if not purchased). So if you hang around a few minutes, choice seats may appear.

I'm saving my TMaster fingering energy for the 11am Moz sale...

Posted by drewo | January 9, 2009 10:26 AM

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