It’s time to blast “Psycho Killer,” because it looks like Talking Heads have finally joined social media. On Monday (Dec. 9), what appears to be an official Instagram account for the band cropped up on the popular photo-sharing platform.
The account has yet to share a single post or be authenticated by Instagram’s coveted blue check mark, but the band’s new handle, @talkingheadsofficial, has already garnered more than 10,000 followers in just two days, including former keys player Jerry Harrison.
And while frontman David Byrne has been famously reticent in the past about getting the band back together, the cryptic social media launch is already sparking rumors online that a long-awaited reunion is in the works for the ’80s rock icons — despite the fact that the Heads have yet to post anything on the account. “Talking Heads Summer Tour 2020 sounds so good,” one fan tweeted after the Instagram account was created, while another predicted, “Unconditionally it’s happening, it’s everything we hope it will be, and it’s going to rule.”
Interestingly, 2020 will mark the 40th anniversary of Talking Heads’ critically-acclaimed fourth album, Remain in the Light, which Harrison already announced he’ll be celebrating by playing a series of special shows with Adrian Belew and funk band Turkuaz. Billboard has reached out to Talking Heads for comment.
Check out fan reactions to Talking Heads joining Instagram below.
Talking Heads Summer Tour 2020 sounds so good.
— Gerard — (@GPescatore) December 11, 2019
My wife, Tina Weymouth, is allowing me to say this about a potential Talking Heads reunion: Unconditionally it’s happening, it’s everything we hope it will be, and it’s going to rule.
— Chad –?racket III (@thisalbumsucks) December 9, 2019
New Talking Heads Instagram account…
I may be jumping to conclusions but…when do the reunion tickets go on sale??? pic.twitter.com/n8lhIbfVnA
— F????N (@H0ldenM0rrissey) December 11, 2019
Talking heads on the gram
— baby blue (@c_phillthy) December 11, 2019
Talking Heads may or may not reunite and this is their empty Instathing: https://t.co/FD13cR73Mi
— René Walter (@renewalta) December 11, 2019
— Alisha Sweeney (@djalishasweeney) December 11, 2019
Trey Anastasio: I wish the Talking Heads would get back together
The Talking Heads: You son of a bitch. We’re in. pic.twitter.com/6fswLfJm4y
— Connor Clay (@cclay024) December 9, 2019
I’ll take a Talking Heads reunion over Rage any day of the week
— Icculus The Brave (@FirenzeMike) December 9, 2019