Watch David Byrne and St. Vincent Perform “Burning Down the House”


When we first heard about David Byrne and St. Vincent’s Love This Giant, the sheer notion that two of our favorite songwriters were collaborating on an album was so exciting we didn’t ask questions. Followed by the revelation that they’d also be touring together, the news plunged us into sheer ecstasy. So we must confess that it didn’t even occur to us to wonder whether Byrne and Annie Clark would be performing each other’s solo work live. But thanks to Stereogum, we now know that the duo is, in fact, playing non-Love This Giant material. When the tour kicked off on Saturday in Minneapolis, audiences were treated to both St. Vincent’s “Cruel” and the Talking Heads’ “Burning Down the House.” Watch a surprisingly decent fan video of the latter, which looks like a great big onstage party, after the jump, and visit Stereogum to see a clip of “Cruel.”