Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Talking Heads Start Making Sense: Reunion Once in a Lifetime Tour May Be Shaping Up as Group Reconnects on Publicity Tour


“Stay tuned.”

Two words from Talking Heads guitarist Chris Frantz have set the rock world aflame.

Is there a reunion tour coming? Of course there is.

Frantz posted those words on Instagram yesterday with a clip from the group’s recent appearance on Stephen Colbert.

Since the Toronto Film Festival, David Byrne, married couple Frantz and Tina Weymouth, and drummer Jerry Harrison have been promoting the re-release of their 1984 Jonathan Demme concert film, “Stop Making Sense,”

After years of acrimony, the quartet has actually seemed to be enjoying themselves, reminiscing about the good old days. Byrne is actually laughing and engaging with the other three who made waves on their own as the Tom Tom Club. (The latter made one of the most sampled records of all time called “Genius of Love.” Mariah Carey even used it for an entire record!)

Presumably the Heads’ legal problems have long been settled, so an anniversary tour of “Stop Making Sense” actually makes sense. Plus, Byrne’s Broadway musical, “Here Lies Love,” is closing in two weeks after a disappointing run, so he may be open to a massive money making opportunity.

A Talking Heads reunion tour would be a sell out in minutes, of course. Even though there would be a desire to book arenas, they would be better off in places like Radio City Music Hall or the Beacon Theater where they could do “sit downs” or residencies. Or why not a Broadway theater? Whatever happens, it will be a “once in a lifetime” event!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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