PICS: David Byrne at San Diego Civic Theatre

'Once in a lifetime': David Byrne delivered a performance for the ages at San Diego Civic Theatre on Tuesday, April 17.

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Same as he ever was, the multi-talented frontman and his huge band put on a free-form live art performance that was simply unforgettable.
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It was the group's second San Diego show in a week -- as they took advantage of being booked at Coachella this year to travel to closeby locales for peripheral shows during their offtime.
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San Diego fans ate it up, with Byrne and his lively band performing songs spanning his solo career as well as songs from his former band Talking Heads.
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Fun fact: Byrne is one of the few people in the world that have ever won Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe awards.
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He was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 with the other members of Talking Heads.
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That band starting playing together in 1975, and eventually released eight studio albums before going on hiatus in 1988. In 1991, Byrne announced the official break-up of the group.
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Byrne's led a long and illustrious solo career, starting with 1981's Brian Eno collaboration "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts." His latest album, "American Utopia," was released earlier this year -- his first full solo album in 14 years.
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In 2012, he released a collaborative album with St. Vincent called "Love This Giant." Coincidentally, Vincent was also one of this year's Coachella headliners, however the two did not perform together during the festival.
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Byrne's April 17 show consisted of the following songs (according to setlist.fm): "Here," "Lazy," "I Zimbra" and "Slippery People" (both Talking Heads songs)...
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Followed by "I Should Watch TV" (a St. Vincent/Byrne collaboration), "Dog's Mind," "Everybody's Coming to My House," "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)" and "Once in a Lifetime" (both Talking Heads songs)...
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Then "Doing the Right Thing," "Toe Jam" (by Brighton Port Authority), "Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)" (a Talking Heads song), "I Dance Like This"...
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Followed by "Bullet," "Every Day Is a Miracle," "Like Humans Do," "Blind" and "Burning Down the House" (both Talking Heads songs). Byrne and his troupe returned to the stage for encore No. 1 which featured "Dancing Together" and the Talking Heads song "The Great Curve."
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Encore No. 2 consisted of a Janelle Monae cover, "Hell You Talmbout." Few fans will ever forget Byrne's April San Diego performances, as they were truly unique and awe-inspiring -- if you attended, consider yourself lucky!
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