Tom Bailey Is Including Talking Heads Classic In Australian Setlist -
Tom Bailey played Rod Laver Arena on Thursday 30 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Tom Bailey played Rod Laver Arena on Thursday 30 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Tom Bailey Is Including Talking Heads Classic In Australian Setlist

by Paul Cashmere on October 24, 2022

in News

Apart from playing every song from The Thompson Twins classic 1984 album ‘Into the Gap’ on his Australian tour, Tom Bailey has also included a Talking Heads song.

Watch the Noise11 Tom Bailey interview:

Tom Bailey and The Talking Heads stories have crossed paths a number of times. Tom tells Noise11, “In those days and even now I was an enormous fan of The Talking Heads, especially the early records and subsequently The Tom Tom Club, who also lived at Compass Point. I even borrowed some of those instruments to make some of those recordings. Through-out my recording career there are things that I go “ohhh, I must have really been enjoying Talking Heads that day. In some places in America we are seen, not so much of the cartoonish pop group that we are in the UK, in some parts of America they see us as the UK equivalent of Talking Heads. We are an ‘Art-Rock’ band in the USA. MTV confused everything because we all became video bands”.

There was even one outrageous idea presented by Thomas Dolby for a possible project. “Tom Dolby once called me and said “I’ve got this plan to put a band together with Chris and Tina from Talking Heads and Thomas Dolby and Tom Bailey from The Thompson Twins and because they are The Tom Tom Club and we are Tom Bailey and Tom Dolby we could call ourselves The Tom Tom Tom Tom Club”.

The song ‘Psycho Killer’ first appeared on Talking Heads debut album ‘Talking Heads 77’.

Tom Bailey’s Australian setlist

In the Name of Love (from Set, 1982)
Science Fiction (single 2018)
Lies (from Quick Step & Side Kick, 1983)
Lay Your Hands on Me (from Here’s To Future Days, 1985)
If You Were Here (from Quick Step & Side Kick, 1983)
Psycho Killer (Talking Heads cover)
The Gap (from Into The Gap, 1984)
Day After Day (from Into The Gap, 1984)
Sister of Mercy (from Into The Gap, 1984)
No Peace for the Wicked (from Into The Gap, 1984)
Storm on the Sea (from Into The Gap, 1984)
You Take Me Up (from Into The Gap, 1984)
Who Can Stop the Rain (from Into The Gap, 1984)
Doctor! Doctor! (from Into The Gap, 1984)
Hold Me Now (from Into The Gap, 1984)

Love on Your Side (from Quick Step & Side Kick, 1983)

Tom Bailey is touring Australia for Destroy All Lives. Get tickets here.

Remaining Australian dates are:

26 October, Canberra, Canberra Theatre
27 October, Melbourne, Northcote Theatre
28 October, Adelaide, The Gov
30 October, Perth, Astor Theatre

Stay updated with your free daily music news email alert. Subscribe to Noise11 Music News here

Be the first to see’s newest interviews and special features on YOUTUBE and updated regularly. See things first SUBSCRIBE here: Noise11 on YouTube SUBSCRIBE

Follow Noise11 on Social Media

Noise11 on Instagram

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook

Related Posts

Andrew Farriss of INXS photo by Ros O'Gorman
Andrew Farriss Reveals His 2024 Something Strong Dates

Andrew Farriss will hit the road in October for shows right across the land from Brisbane to Perth.

1 day ago
Bruce Springsteen Born In The USA
Footy Fans Send Springsteen’s ‘Dancing In The Dark’ Back To The UK Chart After 40 Years

England fans’ embrace of Bruce Springsteen’s 1984 classic Dancing In The Dark to sing the praises of footballer Phil Foden at the Euros 2024 has paid off - the song re-enters the UK Top 40 for the first time today in 39 years. The last time Dancing In The Dark was in the Top 40 was April 1985.

2 days ago
Tommy Emmanuel,, music news
Tommy Emmanuel To Award Guitar Scholarships

One of the world’s greatest guitarists, Australia’s Tommy Emmanuel, is offering under 25 year olds a four day guitar scholarship.

July 15, 2024
Hoodoo Gurus Dave Faulkner, photo by Ros OGorman
Hoodoo Gurus Expand Back To The Stoneage Tour

Hoodoo Gurus ‘Back To The Stoneage tour has a whole lot of sold out dates and a whole lot of new ones.

July 15, 2024
James Hetfield in The Thicket
Metallica’s James Hetfield Will Play A Sheriff in ‘The Thicket’

Metallica’s James Hetfield has been confirmed to play the sheriff in the upcoming film ‘The Thicket’.

July 14, 2024
Ron E Sparks
R.I.P. Australian Radio Legend Ron E. Sparks Dies Aged 72

Ron E. Sparks, one of Australia’s most respected and professional broadcasters, has died from cancer at age 72.

July 13, 2024
Paul Kelly and Dan Kelly at Red Hot Summer Mornington photo by Bron Robinson
Paul Kelly To Tour North America With Keb’Mo and Shawn Colvin

Paul Kelly is heading out on tour in North America with Keb’Mo and Shawn Colvin in September and October.

July 12, 2024