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!