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'Talking Heads' Fans Are Stunned To Hear Group Set For A Reunion!

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By Taylor Hodgkins on August 18, 2023 at 2:30 PM EDT

1970s and 80's New Wave sensations Talking Heads will reportedly reunite in support of "Stop Making Sense" returning to theaters.

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The band formed in the mid-seventies while attending art school and would play shows at New York City's legendary CBGB's. A notable aspect of Talking Heads' success could be marked by the cult-classic concert film "Stop Making Sense," released in the fall of 1984, roughly a decade after their early days at 'CB's'

Talking Heads' frontman David Byrne has continued to pursue music in the decades since the band's breakup, working with modern indie music titans like St. Vincent.

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Earlier this spring, news broke concerning "Stop Making Sense''s 40th anniversary next year. To commemorate the occasion, the film will return to theaters for a limited release. Earlier today, fans learned the band, who reportedly have not been in a room together since the early aughts, will gather for a question and answer session.

Many fans were taken aback by the news, considering the band has allegedly been at odds with one another for decades.

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What's The Lowdown With 'Stop Making Sense' Returning To Theaters?

Directed by Jonathan Demme, "Stop Making Sense" showcases the group's performance at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood filmed in late 1983.

"Stop Making Sense" arrived during a landmark period for Talking Heads; 1983's "Speaking In Tongues" would produce two of their most popular hits, "Burning Down The House" and "This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)." The former track would be exposed to audiences two decades later when it was used in the romcom favorite "13 Going On 30."

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"Stop Making Sense" would also inspire Byrne's now-legendary grey suit. He would revisit the suit for an A24 trailer commemorating the film's reissue!

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The film will also be restored in 4k resolution.

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Fans Take To Social Media To React To The Band Reuniting For A Q&A Session!

A big name will be overseeing the reunion: Consequence reportsSpike Lee will be moderating the session! It will be taking place at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11th, 2023. Fans around the world will have a chance to see the reunion in select IMAX theaters, the outlet also said.

According to A24's X thread, tickets for these screenings are on sale now, with a trailer being released tomorrow, August 17th.

"Now if they would just tour one more time, my bucket list to see them in concert," a fan posted on X.

"In the same room? Tina might need to be restrained from strangling David," a fan wrote, referring to Weymouth and Byrne's reportedly strained relationship.

"Does David Byrne still fit into 'Stop Making Sense'-era suit?," a fan asked.

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"Being in the same room at the same time does not constitute a reunion," a fan weighed in.

"Does David Byrne know they're reuniting?," a fan asked.

"how far apart will the chairs be," another fan asked, referring to the alleged state of the band's relationships with each other.

"They're old. They're rich. Let it all go," a listener declared.

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"talking heads reuniting in person is gonna reach levels of chaos never measured before," a fan posted.

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A reissue of the soundtrack will be released on Friday, August 18th, per an Instagram post from the band. It will be released per Rhino Records, according to our piece on the film. The 2-LP collection will be produced by the band's keyboardist and guitarist Jerry Harrison, per Consequence.

The worldwide release of "Stop Making Sense" will be on September 22nd. (via Consequence)

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