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David Byrne American Utopia Tour with Benjamin Clementine

Sunday, August 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm


Sunday, August 12, 2018
8:00 pm
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PNC Pavilion




Tickets On Sale
Friday, January 19 at 10am

All patrons who purchase a ticket to David Byrne will be treated to a Pre-Show Craft Beer Tasting. Pre-Show Tastings begin 90 minutes prior to the show and end 15 minutes before the concert begins. All Pre-Show Tastings will be located at the Party Plaza on the west end of the property. Must be 21 years of age and have a valid ID to participate. The craft beers available for tasting will be: Golden Road Pineapple Cart, Golden Road Ride On, Goose Island Summer Hours, Goose Island Midway IPA, Rivertown Kontrola, Rivertown Blueberry Lager, Breckenridge While Ale, and Yuengling Golden Pilsner.

David Byrne has announced an extensive world tour in support of his forthcoming solo record, American Utopia. David will perform songs from the new album, which is out March 9 via Todomundo/Nonesuch Records, as well as classics from his solo career and his days with Talking Heads. A twelve-piece band will also join David on stage for a choreographed concert that he has called “the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for Stop Making Sense.” The American Utopia Tour will include a stop in Cincinnati, OH at PNC Pavilion on Sunday, August 12. The show will feature support by Benjamin Clementine.

Last week, Byrne announced the release of American Utopia during a presentation of “Reasons To Be Cheerful,” an ongoing series he curates of hopeful writings, photos, music, and lectures. The presentation was given at New York’s New School to a live audience and also was streamed via his Facebook page.  He also released the first track from the album, “Everybody’s Coming To My House”— co-written with Brian Eno, featuring contributions from TTY, Happa, Isaiah Barr Leader of the Onyx Collective, Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never), Mercury Prize winner Sampha, and others. The song’s visual companion piece can be seen here. “Everybody’s Coming To My House” is available to download instantly with pre-orders of American Utopia on iTunes and at nonesuch.com. Nonesuch Store pre-orders also include an exclusive print facsimile of an early handwritten lyric sheet to the song.

Acclaim for “Everybody’s Coming To My House”:
“Byrne gives fans a catchy, funky house-party song with drums and horns, in the way only Byrne can.” – Billboard
“The track glides along on a polyrhythmic groove that has become a stalwart of Byrne’s work.” – Rolling Stone
“Funky and danceable, in an instantly recognizable David Byrne way.” – Brooklyn Vegan

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Ticket Information

Reserved Seating:
$175.00*, $145.00*, $125.00*, $115.00*, $59.50*, $35.00*

SPECIAL 4-PACK OFFER: 4 Reserved tickets for $105*

Please note that Artist VIP packages do not include access to venue amenities including VIP Parking, the Lexus RSViP Club and VIP Patio.

*While supplies last. Ticket prices include parking and are subject to applicable Ticketmaster fees and day of show increase. All events are rain or shine. Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice.  4-Pack offer not valid on day of show.

All guests entering the venue are subject to a metal-detector screening, visual inspection, and bag inspection conducted by Riverbend Music Center/PNC Pavilion security personnel. The purpose of the inspection is to detect prohibited items and is for the safety of our guests and our staff.