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David Byrne

8 p.m. Saturday, October 18. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.



David Byrne needs no introduction — even if the 56-year-old's interest in digital technology and futuristic marketing strategies arguably brings him more notoriety than his music these days. The ex-Talking Heads vocalist's first collaboration with Brian Eno since 1981's My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Everything that Happens Will Happen Today, was initially unavailable in stores; a visit to was required to stream the LP, buy it digitally or order a physical copy. Happens resembles new age Nine Inch Nails or Bowie's synth work circa Y2K, meaning that Byrne's keening vocals and hiccupping melodies mesh well with the album's dank electronic production. This current tour is billed as "Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno" — and while the latter won't be there, the set list will include Eno-produced TH rhythmic excursions ("Crosseyed and Painless") and hits ("Once in a Lifetime," "Life During Wartime").