Adrian Belew and Jerry Harrison | Photo by Michael Weintrob
Former Talking Heads member Jerry Harrison and touring sideman Adrian Belew have expanded their tour performing the band’s classic 1980 album Remain In Light by adding a second leg of co-headlining dates with Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade this June.
Harrison and Belew, who played on Remain in Light toured with the Talking Heads’ expanded lineup in 1980 and 1981, previously announced a headlining tour and festival appearances from February through May. The new dates with the Primus frontman’s newly resurrected side project begin June 2 and run through June 20.
See full dates below.
Harrison and Belew first teamed up to play material from Remain in Light with the band Turkuaz at a festival in 2021, an appearance that marked Harrison’s first live performance since 1996. For this year’s tour, the duo’s band will include former Turkuaz members Julie Slick on bass and Yahuba Garcia-Torres on percussion.
Of the project, Harrison says in the press release announcing the new dates:
“Remain In Light is a high point in my career. Adrian and I had often discussed the magic of the 1980 tour and the sheer joy it brought to audiences. It is such a delight to see that joy once again in the audiences on the current tour.”
“A joyful show of Talking Heads songs you know and love performed by a hot, 11-piece ensemble including Jerry and me. You can’t help but dance and go home with a happy smile on your face.”
The Talking Heads split up in 1991 when frontman David Byrne left the band, and only have reunited once, for their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
The rhythm section of Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz has continued to make music together as Tom Tom Club. In 1996, they made an album with Harrison as The Heads with a variety of guest vocalists, and toured with Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano as their singer, performing new songs and Talking Heads classics.
Below, see Harrison and Belew’s Remain in Light tour dates.
Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew “Remain in Light” tour dates
Feb. 16: Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre *
Feb. 17: Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater *
Feb. 18: Beaver Creek, CO – Vilar Performing Arts Center (Auditorium) *
Feb. 21: Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre *
Feb. 22: St. Louis, MO – The Factory *
Feb. 24: Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *
Feb. 25: Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre *
Feb. 26: Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room *
Feb. 27: Akron, OH – Goodyear Theater *
Feb. 28: Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom *
March 2: Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall *
March 3: Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre *
March 4: Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live! *
March 5: Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom *
March 7: Philadelphia, PA – Keswick Theatre *
March 8: Albany, NY – Empire Live *
March 9: New York, NY – Sony Hall *
March 10: Boston, MA – HOB Boston *
March 11: New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall *
May 13: Placerville, CA – Golden Road Music Festival
May 14: Mill Valley, CA – Mill Valley Music Festival
May 16: Seattle, WA – Neptune Theater *
May 17: Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom*
June 2: Chattanooga, TN – Riverbend Music Festival
June 3: Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall *
June 4: Detroit, MI – The Majestic *
June 6: Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union Live! ^
June 7: Raleigh, NC – Raleigh Memorial Auditorium ^
June 9: Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit ^
June 10: Atlanta, GA – The Eastern ^
June 11: Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium ^
June 13: Austin, TX – ACL Live @ The Moody Theater ^
June 15: Dallas, TX – Music Hall at Fair Park ^
June 16: Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center ^
June 17: New Orleans, LA – Mardi Gras World ^
June 19: Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre ^
June 20: Tampa, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino ^
* w/ Cool Cool Cool
^ w/ Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- There are now 2 podcasts dissecting the Talking Heads catalog album-by-album
- Q&A: Chris Frantz talks Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club and new book ‘Remain in Love’
- David Byrne performs ‘Once in a Lifetime’ and ‘Toe Jam’ on SNL, joins ‘Airport Sushi’ sketch
- Listen: A Certain Ratio dusts off lost 1980 cover of Talking Heads’ ‘Houses in Motion’
- Angélique Kidjo to perform, record ‘re-imagining’ of Talking Heads’ ‘Remain in Light’