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Published: 2012/09/12

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.


There are 6 comments associated with this post

Joshua Hoffman September 13, 2012, 11:40:39

St. Vincent is the Sarah Palin of music! I’ve never heard anything so pedestrian and contrived that was masquerading as art – kook on the effects too. “This is what republicans must have felt like when Palin showed up on the ticket,” is all I could think when I heard that crap.

Joshua Hoffman September 13, 2012, 11:42:27

this makes indie/hipsters the teabaggers, as they are the ones who eat up this top down, but appears like bottom up bullshiz.

Joshua Hoffman September 13, 2012, 11:42:28

this makes indie/hipsters the teabaggers, as they are the ones who eat up this top down, but appears like bottom up bullshiz.

Michael Weber September 15, 2012, 17:36:51

Two music geniuses! I would not have thought of putting them together. But, now that I know of it, it seems so natural. And, even better, their music is fantastic together!!!

Colin Rutheford September 15, 2012, 23:58:18

Her music is anything but “pedestrian” and the pairing is something fresh and unique — their own styles aren’t subjugated, but instead gel quite well together. Some people don’t like to be challenged beyond their own comfort zone. Any accusation that Byrne’s approach has ever been anything but artistic – and quite successfully so – has missed the mark by a mile.

Joy B. September 17, 2012, 15:18:07

I saw the show in Milwaukee, it was spectacular. What a perfect combination; it’s like they were destined to perform together. The backing band only complemented everything – a mixture of music and performance art together. It made my night!

David Peters September 17, 2012, 16:32:11

This show should be billed as a St Vincent concert with some of David Byrne’s material thrown in. If you like St Vincent I am sure you will have a great time. If you go looking forward to a David Byrne show you could find yourself disappointed, as I was.

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