David Byrne on sound check tomorrow.

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Author of “Bicycle Diaries,” and musician David Bryne will be on WNYC’s sound check tomorrow at the Greenspace.

The Greene Space at WNYC Presents:

With David Byrne and Phil Collins

The music icons discuss their latest projects
In front of a live studio audience with host John Schaefer

Also, ANGELIQUE KIDJO to perform live, unplugged

Tuesday, September 28th at 2pm
Tickets On Sale Now

(September 23, 2010 – New York, NY) – As summer winds down and outdoor concerts come to a close, people are heading indoors for all things music – and WNYC’s Soundcheck, hosted by John Schaefer, is no exception. Next week, WNYC’s daily music and conversation program kicks off another season of live broadcast events from The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space with two pop and rock icons and “Africa’s premiere diva” (Time magazine).

On Tuesday, September 28th at 2pm, Soundcheck opens its fall season with up close and personal conversations with DAVID BYRNE and PHIL COLLINS. Singer-songwriter – and avid cyclist – DAVID BYRNE will discuss how public radio inspired his unusual audiobook of Bicycle Diaries, the latest version of his recent travelogue. PHIL COLLINS will tell the story behind Going Back, his first studio album in eight years. In it, the eight-time Grammy Award-winner re-visits the music he loved as a teenager, faithfully recreating Motown hits from Stevie Wonder, the Temptations and Martha and the Vandellas.

The Grammy Award-winning West African singer ANGELIQUE KIDJO, known for her social activism, diverse musical influences, and collaborations with artists including Carlos Santana, Peter Gabriel, Alicia Keys, Branford Marsalis, and Joss Stone, will perform an intimate unplugged performance for the in-studio audience.

This special edition of Soundcheck, live from The Greene Space, will broadcast on 93.9FM and will stream live as a video webcast

Previous guests on Soundcheck in The Greene Space include Lou Reed, Tori Amos, The Decemberists, Rosanne Cash, Santigold, The Hold Steady, Das Racist, Moby, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and Joshua Bell, among others. Additional opportunities for audiences to enjoy Soundcheck in The Greene Space will be announced shortly.

TICKETS: $15, available at
More information: (646) 829-4000

SOUNDCHECK is WNYC’s daily talk show about music that features conversations with musicians, critics, scholars, journalists and others related to the music industry, as well as special live performances. Recent guests include Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Quincy Jones, Norah Jones, Terence Blanchard, Clive Davis, Ry Cooder, Isaac Hayes, Burt Bacharach, and others. The show is hosted by John Schaefer and is broadcast live from 2-3 pm ET, with an encore play at 10pm ET, on 93.9 FM and is available for on-demand listening at For more information, please visit

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