[image-1]Vocalist David Byrne (formerly of the Talking Heads) is set to perform a concert at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on Tues. Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. Billed as “An Evening with David Byrne: Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno,” the event will feature a mix of new music and dance, including renditions of Talking Heads collaborations with studio producer Brian Eno (formerly of Roxy Music).

Eno produced three albums for the Talking Heads — More Songs About Buildings and Food, Fear of Music, and Remain in Light — and collaborated with Byrne on the 1981 album My Life in the Bush of Ghosts. Byrne and Eno recently assembled a new studio album together titled Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, which was self-released digitally on August 18.

[image-2]“Upon starting this project, we quickly realized we were making something like electronic gospel, music in which singing becomes the central event, but whose sonic landscapes are atypical of such vocal-centered tracks,” Eno said in a recent press release.” This notion tapped into my long love affair with gospel music, which, curiously, was inadvertently initiated by David and the Talking Heads.”

“These songs have elements of our previous work — no surprise there — but something new has emerged here as well,” adds Byrne. “Where does the sanguine and heartening tone come from, particularly in these troubled times? As I hinted at above, some of my lyrics and melodies were a response to what I sensed lay buried in the music. My task was to bring forth into language what was originally non-verbal. In the end, we have made something together that neither of us could have made on our own.”

Tickets go on sale for $46 and $36 (plus applicable service fees) on Fri. Oct. 10 via the box office, Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at (843) 554-6060, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

(photos by Danny Clinch and Matthew Langley)