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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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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)



Posted by Rachel White

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.


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, MAR 28, 2016 at 7:30 AM

Additional Dates Added for “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour”

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Due to popular demand Flight of the Conchords (aka Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie) has extended the “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour.” Their forthcoming summer trek now includes second dates in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Portland, and Austin. Those dates are:
 
June 25th - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium
June 28th - San Francisco, CA -  Shoreline Amphitheater
July 10th - Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall
July 20th - New York, NY - Forest Hills Stadium
July 26th - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre


Tickets for the new shows go on sale Friday, April 1st at 10am (local time).
 

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 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” begins June 11th in Cleveland, OH at State Theatre and ends July 27th in Los Angeles, CA at The Greek Theatre. (complete tour dates below.)
 

For this tour, the Conchords have also partnered with the charity organization Global Citizen. Amy Freeland, Senior Manager of Global Citizen Tickets, had this to say about the union, “We are so excited that Flight of the Conchords has joined the Global Citizen Tickets program for 2016! Offering two tickets to each show on the upcoming “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour” will engage and motivate Global Citizens across the U.S. to take action to end extreme poverty by 2030.”
 
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 [SOLD OUT]
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 [JUST ADDED]
Jun. 27 - San Francisco, CA - The Masonic [SOLD OUT]
Jun. 28 - San Francisco, CA -  Shoreline Amphitheater [JUST ADDED]
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 Concert Hall [SOLD OUT]
Jul. 10 - Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall [JUST ADDED]
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. 20 - New York, NY - Forest Hills Stadium [JUST ADDED]
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 [JUST ADDED]
Jul. 27 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre [SOLD OUT]

 
Read more about Flight of the Conchords here.


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, FEB 29, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Flight of the Conchords Announce “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour”

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Grammy Award-winning folk comedy duo Flight of the Conchords (aka Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie) will return to the U.S. this summer. The “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour,” is their first since co-headlining 2014’s “Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Tour.” Jemaine and Bret have new material in the works, which they’ll showcase exclusively at these shows. The amphitheatre and concert hall tour will make stops in Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Seattle, Atlanta, and more.

The “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour” begins June 11th in Cleveland, OH at State Theatre and ends July 27th in Los Angeles, CA at The Greek Theatre.  Highlights for the tour include July 5th in Morrison, CO at Red Rocks Amphitheatre; Newport Folk Festival July 22; and New York’s Central Park Summerstage July 24th. Tickets are on sale beginning Friday, March 4th at 10am. (complete listing below.)

Bret had this to say of the upcoming tour: “I’m thrilled to get back on the road with over half the original band.”

The Conchords have also partnered with the charity organization Global Citizen for this tour. Amy Freeland, Senior Manager of Global Citizen Tickets, had this to say 
of the union, “We are so excited that Flight of the Conchords has joined the Global Citizen Tickets program for 2016! Offering two tickets to each show on the upcoming “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour” will engage and motivate Global Citizens across the U.S. to take action to end extreme poverty by 2030.”


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

You’ll find ticket links right over here.


About Flight of the Conchords:
Bret and Jemaine first met in 1996 at Victoria University Wellington. Jemaine vividly remembers the first time he met Bret; “he was wearing a hat”. Bret doesn’t remember meeting Jemaine, but says it was unforgettable.

They were both acting in a University Drama Club production called Body Play. Bret and Jemaine were put in a group of five men to create a short theatrical piece about male body issues. The most memorable part of the show was the costumes. They wore nothing but skin coloured bike shorts giving the audience the illusion that they were naked. From that short vignette the group of five developed another pseudo nude show called So, You’re A Man. They performed to sell-out audiences in Wellington and
Auckland,and were then invited to perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

They flew to Australia for a one month season at a Melbourne comedy club called The Last Laugh. The group couldn’t believe they were being paid to perform and Bret blew his entire first pay cheque on a pair of leather pants. 
Unfortunately the Australians didn’t appreciate the show like they had in New Zealand, and the season was cancelled after one week.

In 
1998 Bret and Jemaine decided to start a band. With a combined knowledge of three chords on the guitar they set about jamming out. The first song was Foux Du FaFa, (two chords) and they called themselves Moustache. The four piece band had Bret on casio-tone, Jemaine on guitar, and their friends Toby Laing and Tim Jaray on trumpet and double bass. They performed their one song at the Wellington Fringe Festival late night club and members of the audience were said to have been “mildly impressed” by the act.

After the encouraging 
feedback the pair continued to write songs in their living room, subjecting their six flatmates to relentless three chord jams. After several weeks they knew four chords and Jemaine got them a gig to perform at the Thursday night Comedy Club. On the afternoon of the gig they realized they needed a band name. The initial list of names included Roxygen Supply, Albatrocity, and Tanfastic. But the final name was chanced upon in a series of events that went something like this: Jemaine went to the bathroom and noticed the flat toilet was called the Concorde, he returned from the bathroom to suggest the name Conchord, and Bret said “What about Flight of the Conchords”, and Jemaine said “okay”, and Bret said “okay “, and Jemaine said “okay then” and Bret said “We should go to the gig, we’re late”.

That night was their first performance as Flight of the Conchords. Bret and Jemaine were so nervous they couldn’t speak between songs. Despite their performance 
anxiety the crowd of eleven people enjoyed their gig and were heard clapping and talking amongst themselves (read more at Sub Pop).


Posted by Rachel White

COMMERCE : WED, OCT 17, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Sub Pop Comedy Sale Going On Now!

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We hope we’re not presuming too much here, but what with you being here now, reading this this thing that we wrote, it’s probably fair to say you are partial to the thing we do (if there’s any question, we release musical records (and t-shirts!)) But you may or may not also be aware that we are, on occasion, a comedy record label and are sometimes hilarious. Well, not us exactly, but at least a small handful of the artists we work with are professionally hilarious—you know, for their job (unlike the person authoring this blogpost). Specifically, Flight of the Conchords, Eugene Mirman, David Cross, and Patton Oswalt are hilarious. And right now, everything related to those very funny professional comedians that we sell is 30% off at SubPop.com! That means all CDs, LPs, DVDs, tapes, t-shirts, and perhaps more!


Posted by Sam Sawyer

THU, DEC 2, 2010 at 9:08 AM

Did someone say Grammy?

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We have been popping bubbly all day long over at Sub Pop HQ, as Grammy Nominations were announced late last night for this year’s awards and two of our artists, Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba and Flight of the Conchords were nominated. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba’s I Speak Fula was nominated in the category of “Best Traditional World Music Album” and Flight of the Conchords I Told You I Was Freaky for “Best Comedy Album.” Big ups also to Low whose song “Silver Rider” was covered by Robert Plant on his latest release, Band Of Joy, which was nominated for “Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance.” Needless to say, we are STOKED!

We would also like to send our congrats to Sub Pop alums Band of Horses and Broken Bells (which is fronted by James Mercer of The Shins) for nominations in the category of Best Alternative Music Album.

For a full list of nominations click here.


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