Earlier this year, powerhouse funk outfit Turkuaz announced they would team up with Talking Heads co-founder Jerry Harrison and former touring guitarist Adrian Belew at next’s summer’s Floydfest for a special set celebrating the 40th anniversary of Talking Heads’ Remain In Light album. On Tuesday, the two parties added to the excitement with the announcement that they’ll also bring their Remain In Light collaboration to Electric Forest‘s 10th anniversary in Rothbury, MI come June 2020.
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This isn’t Turkuaz’s first contact with the well-known new wave musicians. Harrison has worked with the band in the past in helping to produce their 2017 single, “On The Run”. Turkuaz was also inspired to come out with their own concert film, 2019’s Turkuaz: None’s A Ton, following in the footsteps of Talking Heads’ own groundbreaking film, 1984’s Stop Making Sense.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve toured,” Harrison said in a press release. “Once I started producing Turkuaz, I started to think. I’d love to play Talking Heads’ songs again. And, Turkuaz is one of few artists that really understand this music. Once Adrian signed on it was clear we could recreate the excitement and joy that was achieved in Talking Heads iconic 1980 Rome concert.”
Turkuaz has been shaking things up lately in terms of their own direction. Last month, the group announced that they would be shedding their iconic color coordination scheme that has defined their image for years in exchange for a new look and a new studio album.
For now, the only confirmed collaborations between Turkuaz are Floydfest and Electric Forest. In addition to Harrison’s statement announcing his affinity to get back out on the road, however, Belew also promised “information about other festival dates” is coming soon.