GP Presents Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew’s Remain in Light, with X, December 30 in San Francisco – Win Tickets

Jerry Harrison (left) and Adrian Belew perform onstage at Friends Field at the Mill Valley Community Center in Mill Valley, California on May 14, 2023
(Image credit: Steve Jennings/Getty Images)

This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco, this ain’t no foolin’ around! Actually, it’s going to be one hell of a year-end hootenanny when Talking Heads luminaries Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew bring their wild revelry to San Francisco's Warfield Theatre.

The two have been celebrating their seminal work on the Heads’ iconic 1980 album, Remain in Light – and the rest of the band's killer catalogue – to glowing praise, and they’re capping off 2023 out west with a four-date Remain in Light New Year’s Eve run – along with X – in the Golden State. The mini-tour starts in San Diego on December 28 and culminates in Napa on December 31. Guitar Player is proud to partner with Goldenvoice to welcome them to the City by the Bay on Saturday, December 30.

Belew is über familiar to the Guitar Player readership from his storied tenures playing and singing with Frank Zappa, David Bowie, and King Crimson, as well as from oodles of solo efforts and, of course, his celebrated stint with the Talking Heads. Mostly associated with Stratocasters and Parker Flys, the “Twang Bar King” is also a perennial favorite of freak guitar zealots around the SF Bay who have frequented multiple shows of his we’ve presented in the past. 

We’re looking forward to the pleasure of hearing him teamed up with the multi-talented Harrison, who's a fantastic guitar player in his own right, and a creative keyboardist and capable vocalist, to boot. 

A large and talented backing band – featuring Julie Slick from Belew’s band on bass as well as members of the disco/funk band band Cool Cool Cool – will be on hand to back Harrison and Belew. 

“A joyful show of Talking Heads songs you know and love performed by a hot, eleven-piece ensemble,” says Belew, “You can’t help but dance and go home with a smile on your face.”

Harrison adds, “Remain in Light is a high point in my career. Adrian and I had often discussed the magic of the 1980 tour and the sheer joy it brought to audiences. It is such a delight to see and bring that joy once again.”

Read GP’s in-depth feature with Harrison and Belew

Adding further intrigue to the evening is an opening set by SoCal punk legends X, featuring the rockabilly-on-steroids guitar style of Billy Zoom. 

If you’re planning to be around the San Francisco Bay Area over the holidays, make sure your stay includes the evening before New Year’s Eve, December 30. Holler at a few friends and tell them to make plans for Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew’s Remain in Light show at the Warfield Theatre, located on Market Street right in the heart of San Francisco. Don’t miss this “once in a lifetime” opportunity to ring in the New Year with tons of fun six-string cheer – get your tickets here now

Win Tickets

For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see GP Presents Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew’s Remain in Light in San Francisco, e-mail and put “Remain in Light” in the subject of your email. Include a sentence about yourself and why you want to go. Phone contact is greatly appreciated for confirmation. 

Winner must provide their own transportation to the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, California, on Saturday, December 30 and have their own accommodations in the Bay Area. Best of luck!

Event Details

GP Presents – Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew’s Remain in Light, plus special guest X 

Saturday, December 30 8 p.m.: The Warfield Theatre – 982 Market Street, San Francisco, CA

Free GP magazines, Martin strings

Buy tickets here

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