The New Zealander musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords announced on Monday they are returning to the US for a “Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour.” It will kick off June 11 in Cleveland and will end on July 27 in Los Angeles. Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie will showcase new material during the shows.
The announcement made last month meant great news for fans all across the US since the duo was being awaited for a long time in the country. They had previously revealed their participation in the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island on July 22, and now they announced their tour around all USA.
“I’m thrilled to get back on the road with over half the original band,” joked McKenzie about the upcoming tour, as reported by Digital Trends. This will be the first string of shows since 2014.
The band is scheduled to perform 28 concerts, which includes the July 22 show at the Newport Folk Festival and a July 24 show at New York’s Central Park Summerstage. Ticket information is available at the band’s website.
The tour is being presented by Global Citizen, which is a non-profit organisation that is dedicated to ending world poverty. They are offering two tickets to each show on the upcoming tour hoping that it will engage and motivate citizens across the US to do something about extreme poverty.
A bit of history
Originally, the duo was part of a five-man group called So You’re The Man, but they separated and formed Flight of the Conchords in 1998. They became the basis of a BBC radio series and then in 2007 they performed in the HBO’s Friday night half-hour stand-up comedy series One Night Stand where they earned their widest commercial and critical acclaim.
The duo has performed many times at that point and has recently mentioned plans to write a feature film. The band’s most recent LP is 2009’s I Told You I Was Freaky.
Flight Of The Conchords tour dates.
Jun. 11 – Cleveland, OH – State Theatre
Jun. 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for Performing Arts
Jun. 13 – Washington, DC – Wolf Trap Filene Center
Jun. 14 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre
Jun. 16 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
Jun. 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum
Jun. 18 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre
Jun. 19 – Chicago, IL – Pritzker Pavilion
Jun. 22 – Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park
Jun. 23 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum
Jun. 24 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium
Jun. 27 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
Jul. 01 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
Jul. 02 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
Jul. 03 – Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
Jul. 05 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Jul. 07 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
Jul. 09 – Austin, TX – Bass Hall
Jul. 11 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
Jul. 12 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Jul. 14 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
Jul. 16 – Boca Raton, FL – Mizner Park Amphitheatre
Jul. 17 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Jul. 18 – Cary, NC – Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Jul. 22 – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival 2016 (Fort Adams State Park)
Jul. 23 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Jul. 24 – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage
Jul. 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
Source: Rolling Stone