David Byrne has partnered with Amnesty International and released a digital EP titled Everything That Happens Will Happen On This Tour, which features songs recorded during his latest tour. All proceeds from this record will go directly to the organization.
Some time ago Amnesty International asked if I might do “something” for that organization this year- (in previous years I had done one of my tour dates as a benefit for them). Amnesty has such an amazing and consistent track record of speaking out and helping to illuminate courageous people who might otherwise not be heard from so the answer was “yes.” It was decided to record some songs from my current tour for them to be sold as a download with the proceeds going to Amnesty. As there are no physical costs with digital distribution this means more of the sales percentage actually goes to where it’s supposed to.