News for Flight Of The Conchords

NEWS : WED, FEB 13, 2019 at 8:57 AM

Listen to Flight of the Conchords Fan Favorite “Carol Brown” from ‘Live in London’

Live in London was taped before a live audience at the Eventim Apollo. The album features the Conchords performing new songs from the sold-out UK and Ireland edition of “Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour.”

You can now hear Flight of the Conchords’ live version of fan favorite “Carol Brown” from Live in London, their forthcoming album. The song first appeared in the “Unnatural Love” episode of their hit HBO series and is also available in its original form on I Told You I Was Freaky, the duo’s second studio album on Sub Pop. 


[Album Art Photo credit: Colin Hutton/HBO]

Live in London will be available on 2xCD/3xLP/DL/CS worldwide via Sub Pop on March 8th, 2019. This past October and ten years after the launch of their hit HBO series, musical comedians Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement returned to the network for an all-new comedy special.

Live in London is now available for preorder from Sub Pop. LP preorders in North America through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on clear w/blue and yellow high melt vinyl (while supplies last). 

This Loser right here:


Additionally, LP preorders of Live in London in Europe and the UK from select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on clear vinyl (while supplies last).
 
The Live in London album features 7 new songs including the “Iain and Deanna,”“Father and Son,”“Summer of 1353,” “Stana,” “Seagull,” “Back on the Road,” and “Bus Driver.” The album also features performances of fan favorites “Inner City Pressure,” “Bowie,” “Foux du Fafa,” “Mutha’uckas - Hurt Feelings,” “Robots,” and “The Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room)’ (the latter two bonus tracks edited out of the broadcast due to time constraints).


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NEWS : TUE, JAN 22, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Flight of the Conchords To Release ‘Live in London’ On March 8th - Now Listen To A New Song “Iain and Deanna (Live)”

Live in London will be available on 2xCD/3xLP/DL/CS and was taped before a live audience at the Eventim Apollo. The album features the Conchords performing new songs from the sold-out UK and Ireland edition of “Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour.”

You heard right, ladies and gents: Flight of the Conchords will release Live in London on 2xCD/3xLP/DL/CS worldwide via Sub Pop on March 8th, 2019. This past October and ten years after the launch of their hit HBO series, musical comedians Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement returned to the network for an all-new comedy special. Live in London was taped before a live audience at the Eventim Apollo and features the Conchords performing new songs from the sold-out UK and Ireland edition of “Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour.” 
 
The Live in London album features 7 new songs including “Iain and Deanna,”“Father and Son,”“Summer of 1353,” “Stana,” “Seagull,” “Back on the Road,” and “Bus Driver.” The album also features performances of fan favorites “Inner City Pressure,” “Bowie,” “Foux du Fafa,” “Mutha’uckas - Hurt Feelings,” “Robots,” “Carol Brown” and “The Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room)’ (the latter two bonus tracks edited out of the broadcast due to time constraints).

Live in London is now available for preorder from Sub Pop.

LP preorders in North America through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on clear w/blue and yellow high melt vinyl (while supplies last). Additionally, LP preorders of Live in London in Europe and the UK from select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on clear vinyl (while supplies last).

Flight of the Conchords
Live in London
Tracklisting:
1. Father and Son *
2. Band Reunion 
3. Iain and Deanna *
4. Inner City Pressure 
5. New Zealand Symphony Orchestra 
6. Summer of 1353 *
7. Complimentary Muffin 
8. Stana *
9. Stuck in a Lift 
10. Foux du Fafa 
11. Seagull  *
12. Mutha’uckas - Hurt Feelings 
13. One More Anecdote 
14. Back on the Road *
15. Thank You London 
16. Bowie 
17. Bus Driver *
18. Tuning 
19. Robots 
20. Shady Rachel 
21. Carol Brown **
22. The Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room) **
* =  new song
** = bonus track not included in the TV special

[Photo credit: Colin Hutton/HBO]

New Zealanders McKenzie and Clement debuted on HBO in 2005 in an edition of the comedy series “One-Night Stand,” returning to the network in 2007 for the debut season of their acclaimed, Emmy-nominated series “Flight of the Conchords,” which followed fictionalized versions of their lives in New York City. The duo also signed a worldwide deal with Sub Pop Records for their recorded music, going on to release the Grammy-winning EP, The Distant Future in 2007, followed by two full-length albums - their self-titled debut in 2008, and I Told You I Was Freaky in 2009. 

The Conchords have also enjoyed individual success. Clement’s film credits include the “Rio” movies, “Men in Black 3,” “What We Do in the Shadows” and “The BFG,” and he’s also been seen in his role in FX’s “Legion.” McKenzie was the music supervisor for “The Muppets,” which won him an Academy Award® for Best Original Song for “Man or Muppet,” and “Muppets Most Wanted.”


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NEWS : TUE, DEC 11, 2018 at 6:59 AM

Hear New Flight of the Conchords’ song “Father and Son” Taken From Their HBO special, ‘Live in London’

You can now hear Flight of the Conchords “Father and Son” a new song from their HBO special Live in London, and available now at all DSPs via Sub Pop.


This past October and ten years after the launch of their hit HBO series, musical comedians Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement returned to HBO for the all-new comedy special. Live in London was taped before a live audience at the Eventim Apollo and featured the Conchords performing songs from the sold-out UK and Ireland edition of “Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour.”

The duo also performed the song on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert this fall (see September 24th, 2018 performance).

New Zealanders McKenzie and Clement debuted on HBO in 2005 in an edition of the comedy series “One-Night Stand,” returning to the network in 2007 for the debut season of their acclaimed, Emmy-nominated series “Flight of the Conchords,” which followed fictionalized versions of their lives in New York City. The duo also signed a worldwide deal with Sub Pop Records for their recorded music, going on to release the Grammy-winning EP, The Distant Future in 2007, followed by two full-length albums - their self-titled debut in 2008, and I Told You I Was Freaky in 2009.

[Photo credit: Colin Hutton/HBO]

The Conchords have also enjoyed individual success. Clement’s film credits include the “Rio” movies, “Men in Black 3,” “What We Do in the Shadows” and “The BFG,” and he’s also been seen in his role in FX’s “Legion.” McKenzie was the music supervisor for “The Muppets,” which won him an Academy Award® for Best Original Song for “Man or Muppet,” and “Muppets Most Wanted.”


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NEWS : WED, NOV 1, 2017 at 7:00 AM

* NEW DATES ADDED * Flight of the Conchords bring “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour” to the U.K. & Ireland

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First headlining U.K. & Irish tour in over seven years

[Photo Credit: Matt Grace]

UPDATED INFORMATION REGARDING ENTRY TO NEWLY ANNOUNCED SHOWS:

Flight of the Conchords and their representatives have addressed the issues with secondary ticketing sites and resellers that followed the October 23, 2017announcement. In an effort to thwart reselling at higher prices, tickets for the newly announced shows are not transferrable and the purchaser must show photo ID matching the lead booker’s name to gain
admission to the show.

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Let us start the week off with this exciting news: Grammy Award-winning folk comedy duo Flight of the Conchords (aka Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie) will return to the U.K. & Ireland in March of 2018.
 
The “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour,” is their first U.K. & Irish headlining tour in over 7 years. Jemaine and Bret will showcase new material at these shows. The arena and theatre tour will make stops in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Dublin, Glasgow, Leeds, and Liverpool.
 
The UK & Irish edition of “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour” will begin with a two-night stand March 19th & 20th, 2018 in London at Eventim Apollo and ends April 1st, 2018 in Liverpool at Echo Arena Liverpool.  Tickets will be on sale Friday, October 27th at 10am GMT. 

UPDATE: Tickets for newly announced shows will be on sale Friday, November 3rd at 10am GMT.

For up to date information on tickets, please visit  metropolism.uk/5N5azK.
 
Mar. 05 - Portsmouth, UK - Guildhall
Mar. 06 - Portsmouth, UK - Guildhall
Mar. 07 - Portsmouth, UK - Guildhall
Mar. 09 - York, UK - Barbican
Mar. 10 - York, UK -  Barbican
Mar. 11- York, UK - Barbican
Mar. 13 - Milton Keynes, UK-  Milton Keynes Theatre
Mar. 14 - Milton Keynes, UK - Milton Keynes Theatre
Mar. 15 - Milton Keynes, UK - Milton Keynes Theatre
Mar. 18 - London, UK - Eventim Apollo [Sold Out]
Mar. 19 - London, UK - Eventim Apollo [Sold Out]
Mar. 20 - London, UK - Eventim Apollo [Sold Out]
Mar. 22 - Birmingham, UK - Birmingham Genting Arena [Sold Out]
Mar. 23 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Arena [Sold Out]
Mar. 25 - Dublin, IE - 3Arena [Sold Out]
Mar. 26 - Glasgow, UK - The SSE Hydro [Sold Out]
Mar. 27 - Leeds, UK - Leeds First Direct Arena [Sold Out]
Mar. 29 - London, UK -  The O2  [Sold Out]
Mar. 30 - London, UK - The O2 [Sold Out]
Apr. 01 - Liverpool, UK - Echo Arena Liverpool [Sold Out]
Apr. 02 - Dublin, IE - 3Arena
Apr. 03 - London, UK - The O2 

Listen to Flight of the Conchords on Spotify and Apple Music


About Flight of the Conchords:
In 2005, Bret and Jemaine received an invitation to perform at the Aspen Comedy Festival, in Colorado, USA. Against tradition they left New Zealand’s summer to go to the northern hemisphere’s winter and were shocked by the snow when they stepped off the plane in t-shirts and jandles. The HBO executives liked their act and asked them to film a half hour performance for a stand-up comedy show called One Night Stand.
 
Over the next four years they made a TV pilot, a sitcom, released an EP (The Distant Future)  and a full length album (self-titled LP), toured North America, made a sandwich, filmed a second season of the sitcom, toured North America again, released a second album (I Told You I Was Freaky), and went back to New Zealand.
 
The HBO sitcom became a hit. This, along with the praise for the subsequent album releases (on Sub Pop Records) and the duo’s live show, was the comedic hat trick that catapulted Flight of the Conchords to international sensations.
 
The Conchords would also see major success individually. Jemaine lent his voice to the character Nigel the cockatoo in the Rio films (2011 and 2014).

He was cast as “Boris The Animal” in Men in Black 3 (2012). Jemaine also wrote, produced and starred in a variety of projects including the acclaimed Vampire comedy film, What We Do In the Shadows and People Places Things. More recently, he joined the cast of The BFG, the new Steven Spielberg adaptation of the Roald Dahl book, as the giant named Fleshlumpeater.
 
Bret has also been hard at work writing and acting for various television and film projects. Most notably The Muppets (2011) and Muppets Most Wanted (2014), the former of which won him an Academy Award for “Best Original Song” for the power ballad “Man or Muppet”. In 2012 he starred in the New Zealand black comedy Two Little Boys and then in 2013 he was cast in Jerusha Hess’s romantic comedy Austenland. He is currently writing the screenplay and songs for a film adaption of Neil Gaiman’s book Fortunately the Milk as well as penning tunes for the upcoming Disney film Bob the Musical.
 
And somehow, between all of the film and TV work, the Conchords managed to co-headline the “Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival” alongside Dave Chappelle in 2013. 
 
In 2016, Jemaine and Bret announced the wildly successful “The Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour.”  The duo premiered new material alongside fan favorites, and quickly sold out amphitheatres and concert halls across the U.S. Also that year, the duo headlined Tenacious D’s Festival Supreme in Los Angeles (read more at Sub Pop). 
 


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NEWS : TUE, AUG 9, 2016 at 10:00 AM

“Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour” Expanded Dates For You

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[Photo Credit: Matt Grace]

Great news! “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour” has expanded, with the group scheduling new shows in Houston, Dallas, Phoenix and a return to Los Angeles, this October. (Tickets for all October shows go on sale Friday, August 12th at 10am local time.) These dates are hot on the heels of Flight of the Conchords sold-out summer run, playing to over 100k fans in amphitheaters across the country, this past June, and July.

Newly added performances include Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion in Houston on October 25th, Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie in Dallas on October 26th, and a rescheduled Phoenix show at Comerica Theatre on October 28th (tickets purchased for the July 3rd show will be honored). October dates can be found below.
 
In further exciting news, Flight of the Conchords will also headline Tenacious D’s fourth annual Festival Supreme in Los Angeles on October 29th performing alongside Weird Al Yankovic, Sarah Silverman, Mac De Marco, Patton Oswalt, Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen, and Will Forte.


 

The “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour,” is their first since co-headlining 2013’s “Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Tour.” The Grammy Award-winning folk comedy duo has new material in the works, which they’ll showcase exclusively at these performances.
 
The duo was also the subject of a recent New York Times “Sunday Arts Feature,” which you can read in full here.


Tour Dates
Oct. 25 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion
Oct. 26 - Dallas, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Oct. 28 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
Oct. 29 - Los Angeles, CA - Festival Supreme (Shrine Expo Hall & Grounds)



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NEWS : MON, MAY 9, 2016 at 7:30 AM

Flight of The Conchords Announce Support Acts For Summer Tour

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Flight of the Conchords are very pleased to announce support acts for their upcoming “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour,” welcoming comedians Arj Barker, Sub Pop label mate Eugene Mirman, David O’ Doherty and Kurt Braunohler as direct support (select dates). 

 
“A tour, you say? Well, I suppose I still have a bandana around here, somewhere…” so says Arj Barker, Australia’s favorite American comic.
 
Eugene Mirman says of the reunion with his former castmates, “It is a pleasure to reunite with my TV tenants and tour America once again. It’s nice to see that they are alive and allowed to leave their country full of wizards and people living in trees. I look forward to fixing their faucet every night on tour. I also look forward to putting lipstick on them in their sleep.”
 
Meanwhile, Irishman David O’Doherty offered this anecdote,  “I am incredibly excited to go on the road with FOTC. I played some piano in their first show at The Edinburgh Fringe in 2002 and some nights there were more people on stage (3) than there were in the audience. Fingers crossed that won’t happen this time.”
 
Kurt Braunohler chimes in, “I’m excited beyond words to open for Flight of the Conchords! Really beyond words! To fully communicate my excitement I’ll be giving out full body massages before each show (while burning a “Margarita Time” Yankee Candle, as Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” plays).”
 
In further exciting news, the June 28th Forest Hills Stadium show will feature support from Barker as well as John Hodgman and Demetri Martin. Meanwhile, the July 20th Forest Hills Stadium show will include Mirman alongside Hodgman and Michael Che.

“I am very excited about doing this show. Flight of the Condors is the best bird-based, Australian comedy band around,” offers Demetri Martin.
 
And this from John Hodgman, “I am thrilled to rejoin my brilliant and foreign friends THE FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS. I have long considered myself “The fifth 
Conchord” and have been touring profitably under that name for several years. I am grateful they have dropped the lawsuit.”
 


For a complete list of support acts and performance dates, view the full routing below.
 
The fast-selling “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour,” is their first since co-headlining 2013’s “Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Tour.” The Grammy Award-winning folk comedy duo has new material in the works, which they’ll showcase exclusively at these shows. The amphitheatre and concert hall tour will also make stops in Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Seattle, Denver, Atlanta, and more.
 
The “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour” now spans June 9th in Port Chester, NY at the Capitol Theatre and ends July 27th in Los Angeles, CA at The Greek Theatre.
 


More on Flight of the Conchords support acts: 
Arj Barker is best known for his role as “Dave” on Flight of the Conchords HBO series. He is also co-creator of the hit off-broadway show the Marijuana-
logues. A parody of the Vagina Monologues. As a stand-up he reached record sales at the Melbourne comedy festival and tours Australia playing to sold-out crowds at large theatres. His youtube clips have generated millions of views. If you’re not already an Arj Barker fan, you soon will be.http://www.arjbarker.com/
 
Eugene Mirman is currently known as the voice of “Gene” on Fox’s Emmy award-winning Bob’s Burgers. He’s also supporting I’m Sorry, You’re Welcome, his acclaimed 9-volume, 7-LP comedy set out now worldwide on Sub Pop. Mirman has also appeared on Flight of the Conchords HBO series, Adult Swim’s Delocated, and has had two comedy specials on Comedy Central. His latest comedy special is available on Netflix. Mirman is also a frequent co-host of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s science show Star Talk.http://www.eugenemirman.com/
 
Dublin, Ireland’s David O’ Doherty is both a comedic novelist and recording artist whose most recent show was entitled David O’Doherty: We Are All in the Gutter, But Some Of Us Are Looking at David O’Dohertyhttp://www.davidodoherty.com/
 
Kurt Braunohler is a comedian, skywriter, and jet-skier, who has committed his career (perhaps foolishly) to “inserting absurdity into stranger’s lives to make the world a better place. He has been seen (or heard) on Bob’s BurgersThe New Girl@midnightComedy Central PresentsDrunk History and more. He currently hosts The K Ohle with Kurt Braunohler podcast on the Nerdist network.http://kurtbraunohler.tumblr.com/
 
Michael Che is an award-winning comic, best known as a writer and co-anchor of Saturday Night Live’s iconic “Weekend Update.”  He’s been named one of Rolling Stone’s “50 Funniest People,”Buzzfeed’s “50 Hottest Men in Comedy,” and Variety’s “Top 10 Comics To Watch,” and is quickly leaving his mark on the media landscape. http://michaelche.com/

John Hodgman is a writer, comedian, and actor best known for his “Resident Expert” and “Deranged Millionaire” segments on The Daily Show and as the “PC” in a series of commercials for Apple computers. http://www.johnhodgman.com/
 
Demetri Martin is the former star of Comedy Central’s Important Things With…, in addition to being a New York Times best-selling author and actor. He recently made his directorial debut with the acclaimed Dean, which won Tribeca’s Founders Award for “Best Narrative Feature.” http://live.demetrimartin.com/
 


Tour Dates
Jun. 09 - Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre [SOLD OUT]  *
Jun. 11 - Cleveland, OH - State Theatre [SOLD OUT] *
Jun. 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for Performing Arts *
Jun. 13 - Washington, DC - Wolf Trap Filene Center *
Jun. 14 - Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre [SOLD OUT] **
Jun. 16 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre  [SOLD OUT] **
Jun. 17 - Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum [SOLD OUT] **
Jun. 18 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre [SOLD OUT] **
Jun. 19 - Chicago, IL - Pritzker Pavilion [SOLD OUT] **
Jun. 22 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park Concerts [SOLD OUT]**
Jun. 23 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum [SOLD OUT] **
Jun. 24 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium [SOLD OUT] **
Jun. 25 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium [SOLD OUT]  **
Jun. 27 - San Francisco, CA - The Masonic [SOLD OUT] *
Jun. 28 - San Francisco, CA -  Shoreline Amphitheater !
Jul. 01 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl [SOLD OUT]  %
Jul. 02 - San Diego, CA - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU [SOLD OUT]  %
Jul. 03 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre ^
Jul. 05 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre [SOLD OUT] ^
Jul. 07 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre ^
Jul. 09 - Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall [SOLD OUT] ^
Jul. 10 - Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall [SOLD OUT]  ^
Jul. 11 - New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre [SOLD OUT]  ^
Jul. 12 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre [SOLD OUT]  ^
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. 20 - New York, NY - Forest Hills Stadium #
Jul. 22 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk 2016 (Fort Adams State Park) [SOLD OUT]
Jul. 23 - Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion [SOLD OUT] **
Jul. 24 - New York, NY - Central Park SummerStage [SOLD OUT] **
Jul. 26 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre *
Jul. 27 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre [SOLD OUT] *

Support Legend
* w/ Arj Barker
** w/ Eugene Mirman
^ w/ David O Doherty
% w/ Kurt Braunohler
# w/ Eugene Mirman, John Hodgman, Michael Che
! w/ Arj Barker, John Hodgman, Demetri Martin

Ticket links can be found right over here.


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