Talking Heads To Reunite After Over Two Decades
Talking Heads have announced that they will reunite on stage for the first time since the early 90s.
David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, and Jerry Harrison will appear together next month in Toronto for the first time since their 2002 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.
The occasion is the upcoming 40th anniversary of the group’s classic concert film Stop Making Sense, a newly restored version of which will screen in IMAX at Cineplex’s Scotiabank IMAX Theatre as part of the Toronto International Film Festival on 11 September.
Afterwards, Byrne, Weymouth, Frantz, and Harrison will sit for a Q&A moderated by filmmaker Spike Lee, with whom Byrne recently worked on the film version of his Broadway show American Utopia.
Both the screening and Q&A will be shown live in cinemas across the world, with the remastered Stop Making Sense premiering on its own on 22 September and in cinemas everywhere from 29 September.
Toronto International Film Festival CEO Cameron Bailey enthused, “Some people say you’ll never find a better concert documentary than Stop Making Sense, I’m one of those people. Talking Heads is at the top of their form. Working with Jonathan Demme, they build their performance scene by scene, song by song into a work of pure, cathartic power. Maybe you’ve seen it before. But you’ve never seen it in IMAX.”
Meanwhile, the deluxe version of the Stop Making Sense soundtrack, which includes the complete concert for the first time is released tomorrow (18 August).
Stop Making Sense (Deluxe Edition) will be available as a limited edition, 2LP set and digitally along with a Dolby Atmos mix of the complete concert, mixed by Jerry Harrison and E.T. Thorngren, who also mixed the original release.