Photos: David Byrne and St. Vincent at Denver Botanic Gardens - Reverb

David Byrne and St. Vincent at Denver Botanic Gardens (photos)

Amid a Saturday of scattered rain showers, David Byrne and St. Vincent started about an hour and a half late at the Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield location. A large crowd battled the weather to stick around for the full concert.

Byrne, the former Talking Heads frontman and indie darling singer-songwriter, St. Vincent, released their collaborative album, “Love This Giant,” in September of last year. They performed on Saturday — once the rain had passed — with a full brass band and a set that included collaborative songs as well as some of their solo work. The duo got the biggest response when Byrne performed old Talking Heads tunes.

Setlist

Who
Weekend in the Dust
Strange Overtones (David Byrne)
I Am an Ape
Marrow (St. Vincent)
This Must Be the Place (Talking Heads)
The Forest Awakes
Like Humans Do (David Byrne)
Lightning
Wild Wild Life (Talking Heads)
Cheerleader (St. Vincent)
I Should Watch TV
Northern Lights (St. Vincent)
The One Who Broke Your Heart
Cruel (St. Vincent)
Burning Down The House (Talking Heads)
Encore:
Road to Nowhere (Talking Heads)

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Glenn Ross is a Denver-based photographer and regular contributor to Reverb. See more of his work here.

  • Rick Hum

    This was an incredible show. The musical works, orchestration and choreography were absolutely fantastic. What a great concept for very creative music. Annie Clark is a very talented woman. Her vocals were great and she can rip on the guitar. David Byrne is a musical magician.

  • michelle shields

    very sad that between the catalog of these 2 incredible artists, only an hour and a half concert resulted. the show was amazing, but the reward for waiting for 3 hours in the rain was literally half the concert we paid for.

    • jmpmk2

      “Only” an hour and half? Not everyone is Bruce Springsteen or The Cure. You have to consider how much it costs to hire lights, sound, and backup musicians for “only” 90 minutes; then also consider the venue, which is located in the middle of a dense neighborhood — I highly doubt ordinances would allow them to play all night.

  • Stephen Daniel Karpik

    Awesome show! Amidst all the thunder, LIGHTNING and rain (not to mention flash flood warnings), everyone STILL put on a festival set rather than cancel the show… AND we even got a special treat at the very end from Denver’s own itchy-O marching band!!!