PREVIEW: David Byrne & St Vincent @ Symphony Hall, August 28th


Promoting their collaborative album, Love This Giant, David Byrne & St Vincent perform at the Symphony Hall on Weds 28th August.

Love This Giant is the first collaboration from Talking Heads founder, David Byrne, and singer songwriter St Vincent – who prior to her solo work was part of The Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Steven’s touring band.

After seeing St Vincent (aka Annie Clark) perform at Manhattan’s Bowery Ballroom in 2008, soon after the release of her debut album – Marry Me, David Byrne reportedly took an interest in her work.

Then after an official introduction at a charity concert for Dark Was the Night, Red Hot Organisation’s 20th compilation to raise funds and awareness to tackle HIV/AIDS, the duo began working on ideas for collaboration.

Three years later, David Byrne & St Vincent released Love This Giant – a 12 track album co-written by both artists (with the lines from Walt Whitman included in ‘The Forrest Awakes’). Love This Giant was released through 4AD, the same label that released Dark Was the Night, on May 28th 2013.

Self described as ‘an album that’s brash and quite literally brassy’, Love This Giant cites an additional 49 musicians on the finished recording – the vast majority of whom contribute through a varied brass ensemble.

Having been touring September 15th 2012, starting in Minneapolis (North America), David Byrne & St Vincent come to Birmingham half way through their European leg.

Finishing in Rome (Italy) on September 11th 2013, Love This Giant will have been toured through North America, Canada, Australia and Europe.


David Byrne & St Vincent perform at the Symphony Hall on August 28th, promoting their collaborative album Love This Giant. Matthew Osborne will be there for a Birmingham Review.

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