Last night, David Byrne appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The appearance saw Byrne and his troupe of musicians from David Byrne’s American Utopia on Broadway perform the 1985 Talking Head’s Little Creatures cut ‘Road To Nowhere.’ It is just the most glorious, joyous performance, check it out below.
Watch: David Byrne perform ‘Road to Nowhere’ on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Cycling enthusiast Byrne literally biked on stage with his unattainable swagger before taking part in the interview. During the chat, he delved into the process of adapting his live performance to a fully-fledged Broadway spectacle. He also taught Fallon a dance from the musical. You can watch the interview below.
Watch: David Byrne on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The American Utopia tour may just be the best live show on the planet. Its Broadway run was recently extended until February 15th, so if you have an ounce of love for yourself you should beeline to experience it in all of its glory.
In other news, Byrne and a bunch of his musician contemporaries recently joined forces on an open letter addressing accusations of hypocrisy laid against artists who have been vocal amid the climate crisis. The open letter, penned by grassroots movement Extinction Rebellion, scorches the criticism laid against musicians by conservative media and tabloid trash.
“Dear journalists who have called us hypocrites, you’re right. We live high carbon lives and the industries that we are part of have huge carbon footprints. Like you — and everyone else — we are stuck in this fossil-fuel economy and without systemic change, our lifestyles will keep on causing climate and ecological harm,” the letter read.
“There is, however, a more urgent story that our profiles and platforms can draw attention to. Life on earth is dying. We are living in the midst of the 6th mass extinction.