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29 December 2022

David Byrne Added To ‘Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party’ Line-Up

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David Byrne is the latest addition to Miley Cyrus’ New Year’s Eve show, joining Latto and Sia.

Joining Byrne, Latto and Sia as musical guests on Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party are Rae Sremmurd, the rock outfit Liily, and singer-songwriter Fletcher. The show will also feature Saturday Night Live stars Chloe Fineman and Sarah Sherman, as well as the writing/performing trio Please Don’t Destroy. And Dolly Parton will be on-hand as Cyrus’ co-host.

Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party will air on 31 Dec on the US TV network NBC from 10:30 pm to 12:30 am ET, in addition to streaming live on Peacock. This marks Cyrus’ second year hosting a New Year’s Eve show on NBC after taking over the slot from Carson Daly in 2021. Last year, Cyrus hosted the event with Pete Davidson, with performances from Brandi Carlile, Billie Joe Armstrong, Jack Harlow, and Saweetie.

Cyrus and her co-host this year, Parton, have collaborated numerous times over the year (Dolly is Miley’s godmother). The pair performed at the 2019 Grammy Awards, covering Neil Young’s After The Gold Rush with Maren Morris. And back in 2016, Parton and Cyrus appeared on The Voice to sing the former’s classic, Jolene.

Former Talking Heads frontman Byrne has recently been in the news as he has released a festive song. The Fat Man’s Comin’ was written while Byrne was working on his collaborative album with St Vincent, Love This Giant. It was produced by Jherek Bischoff.

“I always wanted to write a holiday song,” the former Talking Heads frontman said in a press release. “I wouldn’t call it a Christmas song, as the visitation of Santa (formerly known as St. Nicholas, who mainly did punishing) seems to have evolved to be a more secular consumer moment than a religious or spiritual affair.”

The track is available on Bandcamp under a pay-what-you-can model here, with all proceeds going towards Reasons To Be Cheerful, the good-news-only publication Byrne founded in 2019.

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