After being booked for Hobart’s MONA FOMA festival in Tasmania, ex Talking Head David Byrne has now been confirmed to play Sydney’s State Theatre with St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) as part of the 2013 Sydney Festival as well as two dates at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall.

Backed by a brass band, the pair will perform music from their recent collaboration ‘Love This Giant’.

The NYC based duo has spent the past three years in a creative dialogue that has resulted in ’Love This Giant’. Recorded over two years, the pair wrote ten of the album’s twelve tracks together, with each artist submitting a track of their own. Speaking of the collaboration, St Vincent said: “There was no delineating what the roles were. It’s a collaboration I’m truly proud of.”

Backed by a brass band in lieu of a traditional rock line-up, the pair brings their boundary-erasing mix of melody, colour and sound to Australia for five shows only in January 2013.

Tickets on sale 9am Thursday September 13.

Jan 14, 2013 in Melbourne @ Arts Centre Melbourne – Hamer Hall
Jan 15, 2013 in Melbourne @ Arts Centre Melbourne – Hamer Hall
Jan 17, 2013 in Sydney @ Sydney Festival – State Theatre
Jan 18, 2013 in Sydney @ Sydney Festival – State Theatre
Jan 20, 2013 in Hobart @ Mona Foma Festival – Princes Wharf Shed 1

The Sydney festival runs through out the city from January 5 -27. The full Festival program will be revealed on October 23.