Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne will be appearing at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, at the State Theatre. On tour for his latest album, Grown Backwards, David Byrne is joined by Austin-based string quartet the Tosca Strings, who are featured on the new album.
Tickets are $33, for sale at the Ticket Center at the Clinton House (607-273-4497) and its outlets, or online at www.statetheatreofithaca.com. All seating is reserved.
As the frontman for one the biggest American bands of the '80s, David Byrne quickly emerged as an engaging eccentric and has remained so ever since. Grown Backwards has been labeled as Byrne’s most “accessible” and “personal” album yet of his solo endeavors. A true Renaissance man, Byrne experiments with more classical musical forms and styles, including some arias from operas such as La Traviata. David Byrne's innovative songwriting and musicianship continues to draw new fans and sustain loyal audiences from around the world.
Juana Molina will be opening for David Byrne and the Tosca Strings. Molina hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is a singer/songwriter/producer with a remarkable tale to tell. Formerly a celebrated Argentinean comic with her own successful TV show. Segundo is her second album, and the first to be heard outside her home country. Turning her back on her previous career, Juana’s music flows from her acoustic guitar, off-kilter electronic sounds and rhythms and a vast, strangely comforting plethora of noises from flora and fauna.