Page 1 of 1

DB on "Atomic Bomb" Tour

PostPosted: April 16th, 2014, 2:33 pm
by Rick
Just received an announcement that David Byrne will be on tour with other artists appearing in New York, LA, and San Francisco in May to promote the Luaka Bop compilation of Afro-pop artist William Onyeabor's music. From the official web site:

ATOMIC BOMB! Who is William Onyeabor? will feature David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria, in their first live performance in 30 years, Money Mark, Joshua Redman and Sinkane. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie).

First I've heard of this tour, and the artist whose music is featured. Rhapsody has the Luaka Bop compilation of Onyeabor's music and you can see immediately why DB is interested. Play the first song and right away you're reminded of some of Talking Heads best music from "Remain In Light" or "Speaking In Tongues". Great rythms and the raw sound of analog synths.

Looking forward to the show at the Greek on May 8th! ... eabor-live