Julie Slick to Anchor Jerry Harrison/Adrian Belew “Remain In Light” Tour
Remain in Light by The Talking Heads is one of the most influential albums of all time, and now two of the creative forces behind it are touring together to celebrate it. Talking Heads keyboardist and guitarist Jerry Harrison has teamed up with guitarist Adrian Belew to perform the album and more over a 19-date tour.
“Remain in Light is a high point in my career,” Harrison states “Adrian and I had often discussed the magic of the 1980 tour and the sheer joy it brought to audiences. It is such a delight to see that joy once again in the audiences on the current tour.”
The duo will be joined by Cool Cool Cool, which was formed by former members of Turkuaz. On bass will be the great Julie Slick, who is a shoo-in for the spot. Besides being a member of Belew’s Power Trio for years, she has often played with the Talking Heads tribute band Start Making Sense.
“A joyful show of Talking Heads songs you know and love performed by a hot, eleven-piece ensemble including Jerry and me,” Belew adds. “You can’t help but dance and go home with a happy smile on your face.”
Check out the ensemble performing their repertoire at the 2022 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival. The group tears through Remain In Light songs as well as other Talking Heads favorites and a King Crimson song from Belew’s catalog.
In other Julie Slick news, keep an eye out for a new Echotest album in early 2023. We’ll keep you updated with details on that as they become available.
Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew “Remain In Light” 2023 Tour Dates:
|Feb 16||Denver, CO||Ogden Theatre|
|Feb 17||Boulder, CO||Boulder Theater|
|Feb 18||Beaver Creek, CO||Vilar Performing Arts Center (Auditorium)|
|Feb 21||Oklahoma City, OK||Tower Theatre|
|Feb 22||St. Louis, MO||The Factory|
|Feb 24||Minneapolis, MN||First Avenue|
|Feb 25||Chicago, IL||Vic Theatre|
|Feb 26||Indianapolis, IN||Egyptian Room|
|Feb 27||Akron, OH||Goodyear Theater|
|Feb 28||Buffalo, NY||Town Ballroom|
|Mar 2||Toronto, ON||Danforth Music Hall|
|Mar 3||Pittsburgh, PA||Roxian Theatre|
|Mar 4||Baltimore, MD||Rams Head Live!|
|Mar 5||Sayreville, NJ||Starland Ballroom|
|Mar 7||Philadelphia, PA||Keswick Theatre|
|Mar 8||Albany, NY||Empire Live|
|Mar 9||New York, NY||Sony Hall|
|Mar 10||Boston, MA||HOB Boston|
|Mar 11||New Haven, CT||College Street Music Hall|
I saw the Remain In Light show at Radio City Music Hall in 1980. The addition of Belew and bassist Busta Cherry Jones brought a power to the band that was not there previously.
They present the music very well! The younger people in the band bring a freshness and energy that is very appealing. I am infatuated with the two singing/dancing sisters (? they seem to be twins), and the bari sax/singer really brings it. Julie Slick’s pick on a P bass tone is to die for!
I’d recommend to anyone to watch David Byrne/Spike Lee’s “American Utopia” on HBO for additional treatments of this material, which is tailor made for exuberant, joyful community expression!