This Must Be the Band

THIS MUST NOT BE THE BAND ANYMORE.... Join us for THREE nights at Martyrs' in Chicago for the end of This Must Be the Band. Yes folks, the final shows. Lead singer/David Byrne of the band, Charlie's words about the decision below... After 7 years, TMBTB is calling it quits. I'm sure that Talking Heads has altered the course of many lives, but few more than all the members of this band. We have had the privilege of playing music we believe in for thousands of excited, strange, lovely, dancing people. We have traveled around the country, seen and done so many fun things, made so many friends. I not only learned how to sing through Heads songs, I somehow found my own voice. Through dissecting albums like Remain in Light and Speaking in Tongues, I learned how to produce my own music. Maybe most importantly, by leading 25 unique people, I learned how to find peace in my own personal relationships. I'm making this decision to shut it down because, much like I imagine David Byrne feels, at one point the music starts making too much sense, the words have been re-created and re-understood too many times, and basically all the juice is gone for me. I believe this is a natural thing, so I'm not too worried about it. Due to the advice of everyone I know, I am hesitant to call these the "Final Shows," since so many bands break up and then do the reunion tour, which then seems more for publicity than fans. However, I know how I work, and I know this is the right decision for me and if I have to eat my words later, no problem. I think I speak for all the past and present members of This Must be the Band when I say that we love the people that come to shows, we love the music and what it stands for, and we are all very thankful for the ride. That's why, for these shows, I've invited every person we've ever played with to come on stage and sing, or dance, or play their instrument for a song or two. There's like 40 people on this list, woah! -Charlie Otto



Past Shows

  • Fri, May 13 - 9pm - $12
  • Mon, Jul 11 - 7:30pm - $5
  • Wed, Nov 23 - 9pm - $12adv/$14door
  • Fri, Nov 25 - 9pm - $12adv/$14door
  • Tue, Mar 20 - 7pm - suggested donation $15
  • Thu, Apr 19 - 8:30pm - $12
  • Fri, Apr 20 - 9pm - $15
  • Sat, Apr 21 - 9pm - $15
  • Fri, Dec 21 - 9pm - $15
  • Sat, Dec 22 - 9pm - $15
  • Sat, Jul 20 - 10pm - $13adv/$15door
  • Sun, Jul 21 - 9pm - $13adv/$15door
  • Fri, Dec 20 - 9pm - $13adv/$15door
  • Sat, Dec 21 - 9pm - $13adv/$15door
  • Thu, Oct 16 - 9pm - $15adv/$18door
  • Fri, Oct 17 - 9pm - $15adv/$18door
  • Sat, Oct 18 - 10pm - $15adv/$18door