David Byrne live rating based on critic concert reviews.
ON TOUR

David Byrne

195
critic concert reviews
rock

How Good Are They LIVE?

Live Rating  

97
%
Based on 
195
critic concert
reviews
LAST 12 MONTHS RATING  
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Real Live Certified  

Real Live Certified badge for artists with consistent, high quality live performances and broad critical acclaim.

Critic Consensus

David Byrne is 'Real Live Certified' and is in the top 1% of all live performers. Based on 195 concert reviews, the critic consensus is that David Byrne is rated as an excellent live performer. David Byrne concert reviews describe live shows and performances as artful, amazing, dynamic, memorable, joyous, innovative, and maximalist.

ON TOUR

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Latest release

The Fat Man's Comin' (December 2, 2022)

artist info

GENRE
rock
ORIGIN
Dumbarton, United Kingdom (5/14/1952)
BIO
David Byrne (Dumbarton, Scotland, May 14, 1952) was a founding member and principal songwriter of the American New Wave band Talking Heads, which was active between 1975 and 1991. Since then, Byrne has released his own solo recordings and worked with various media including film, photography, opera, and non-fiction.
HAS PERFORMED with
St Vincent, Kimbra, Benjamin Clementine

CRITIC concert REVIEWS

Under the Radar (USA)

February 4, 2022
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The Broadway show, slated to run through April 3 at St. James Theatre is certainly a unique choice for the institution. (“The show about the man in the half mask is across the street” Byrne quipped after the opening song, acknowledging how far American Utopia strays from traditional Broadway productions

ConcertNews.be (Belgium)

January 1, 2022
100
%
VRT NU

NME (UK)

January 6, 2020
100
%
David Byrnes American Utopia remains a staggering live show – and with new surroundings and renewed message, it continues to be an unreplicable musical experience

Financial Times (UK)

October 21, 2019
60
%
David Byrnes American Utopia — a Broadway show thats not quite once-in-a-lifetime

Glide Magazine (USA)

October 1, 2019
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David Byrne’s American Utopia may have started as an outdoor summer tour, but it returned to Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre modified, improved and ready for Broadway.

Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)

November 25, 2018
100
%
David Byrne live: A finely tuned machine that cranks out pure joy

The Music (Australia)

November 25, 2018
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It’s a minimalist backdrop for a maximalist show.

Past critic reviews published in

New Zealand Herald (New Zealand), DIY Magazine (UK), Stuff (New Zealand), GetIntoThis (UK), Manchester Evening News (UK) and more

IMAGE CREDIT

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