Monday, February 25, 2013

Byrne at Belk following Bonnaroo

Alternative rock pioneer and musical adventurer David Byrne will return to Charlotte this summer following his appearance at the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tenn. Byrne & St. Vincent (aka musician Annie Clark, pictured with Byrne above), who joined forces on 2012's Grammy nominated album "Love This Giant," will bring their big brass band to Belk Theater June 18.

The show promises unique choreography and an eight-piece horn section in lieu of a traditional rock band. and The former Talking Head was last in Charlotte in December 2008 for a terrific full band concert at Ovens Auditorium.

Douglas Young, VP of programming for Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, caught the Byrne/St. Vincent show at The Beacon Theater in NYC last year and called it his "favorite concert of the year."

The "Love This Giant" album has drawn raves from critics at NPR, "Time," "The New York Times" and a slew of others. You can get a taste of it here or tune into "Late Show with David Letterman" March 6 when CBS repeats the episode that the duo appears. I was hypnotized by their performance on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon."

Tickets for Byrne & St. Vincent at Belk go on sale Friday, March 1. Call 704-372-1000 or online at (Photo credit Andreas Laszio Konrath/Sacks Co.)