As recent as February, Byrne was still touring Stateside. He’s been in North America since last May, gigging solo or with Joe Henry and Si*Se* as openers.

Although Byrne has been a solo artist since 1981 with 13 albums to his name, he is perhaps most associated with his former group, the Talking Heads. Byrne, along with friends Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, loosely formed the Heads in 1974. However, it wasn’t until 1977 that they were signed and subsequently released their first album. Their career spanned over a decade, ultimately disbanding in 1988.

Important figures in ‘80s music, the Talking Heads were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame this March. The once-estranged members united for their first performance together in more than a decade.

After the breakup of the Talking Heads, Byrne continued what he’d been doing since the early ‘80s: recording music. He went on to form his own record label, Luaka Bop, in 1989 which has several, mostly world music artists signed to it.

Byrne has been touring in support of his latest album, Look Into the Eyeball, which was released at the beginning of May, 2001.