David Byrne and St. Vincent Reveal Backing Band, Tour Blog
David Byrne and St. Vincent will spend the fall on the road in support of their new studio album Love This Giant. The new collaborators will kick off their national tour at Minneapolis, MN’s
State Theatre on September 15 and make stops at markets across the country. Keyboardist Daniel Mintseris, a veteran of St. Vincent’s band, and trumpeter Kelly Pratt, from Beirut and Arcade Fire, will serve as the tour’s co-musical directors. The rest of the touring band will include drummer Brian Wolfe (Kat Edmonson, My Brightest Diamond, Neil Sedaka), trumpet/flugelhorn player Carter Yasutake (Jessica 6, Free Energy, Permanent Vacation, Hercules & Love Affair), French horn player Rachel Drehman (Drehmann), trombonist Jason Disu (LCD Soundsystem, Jessica 6, Free Energy), trombonist Dave Nelson (The National, Sufjan Stevens, Beirut), tuba player John Altieri (The World/Inferno Friendship Society, Imani Coppola), saxophonist Bryan Murray (Bryan and the Haggards) and saxophonist/flutist/flugelhorn player Jon Natchez (Beirut, Feist, Yellow Ostrich).
BrooklynVegan has also announced that Pratt will blog for the website during the upcoming tour. A current post details some of the show’s rehearsals at Montclair, NJ’s Wellmont Theater. A review of the new album appears in the September/October issue of Relix.