WATCH: David Byrne's Performance On "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert"

As you put together the set list, as you thought about the songs on the American Utopia LP, Talking Heads catalog and all your other solo albums and collaboration, how did you figure out what worked with the arc?

I had a little bit of an idea of what would work. I knew “Psycho Killer” wasn't going to be in the set. I knew that wasn't what the show was about. And there was a song from the new album that we were doing and I thought, “Hmm, this doesn't really work either,” so we swapped it out for something old. We kept looking for things that would help the story a little bit.

If people have seen the American Utopia tour or your performance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, will they have a good shorthand to understand the Broadway show?

Yes, some of that was in the tour, some of that arc. But this will make things a little more explicit without being too on the nose about it.


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