photos by Tim Griffin
"Besides their dedication to their art, most [of those participating in Dark Was The Night are] successful -- but one senses that fame wasn't their primary engine for choosing a career in music. There was no hierarchy in this group -- everyone was treated as an equal, and participated with everyone else where they could. Many were already acquaintances or friends. Times have changed. No one was drunk, on drugs or two hours late for rehearsal. There was no "rock star" behavior. That could sound boring -- but such rebellious, clichéd behavior hasn't always guaranteed good music. When great music would surface from a personal or professional mess, it often seemed like a rare but happy accident, unlikely to be repeated." [David Byrne]That blurb comes from a blog post David Byrne wrote after the Dark Was the Night show at Radio City Music Hall.
Last night (6/3), David Byrne brought his Eno-show to the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ. Now on a 2nd-leg of his 2009 U.S. tour (the first leg included two shows at Radio City) , Byrne will bring the show to Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY on Monday June 8th. That 'Celebrate Brooklyn' show is FREE.
All tour dates, more pictures from the Wellmont show, and three videos Fader made of David Byrne giving a guided tour of his office, below...
FADER video part 1
In our current issue, along with all of its other David Byrne-related wonder, you can see regular FADER contributor Jason Nocito's intimate photos of Byrne in his massive office at the Todo Mundo headquarters. Because of the natural constraints of paper magazines, we were neither able to fit every photo in the issue nor have Byrne explain what you were looking at. Fortunately, we have the internet, and Byrne was generous enough to record this guided audio tour of all the peculiar objects and ephemera photographed by Nocito that otherwise would've never been seen. We had so much material, and Byrne had so much to say, we've decided to split it into three parts, the first of which you can see and hear above.Part 2
David Byrne - 2009 Tour Dates
June 5 @8pm Philadelphia, PA Mann Center
June 6 @8pm Vienna, VA Filene Center
June 8 @8pm Brooklyn, NY Prospect Park Bandshell Free!
June 10 @7pm Charlottesville, VA Charlottesville Pavillion
June 12 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival
June 14 @8pm Dallas, TX The Majestic Theatre
June 15 @8pm Houston, TX Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
June 17 @730pm Santa Fe, NM Lensic Performing Arts Center
June 18 Telluride, CO Telluride Bluegrass Festival
June 20 @730pm Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 21 @7pm Salt Lake City, UT Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
June 23 @8pm Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
June 24 @730pm Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
June 26 @8pm Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre-U.C. Berkeley