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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!


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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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FRI, SEP 24, 2010 at 8:22 AM

Kiwibunga Dude! Flight of the Conchords on The Simpsons!

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Flight of the Conchords will “appear” on this Sunday’s season premiere of The Simpsons. From what we’ve been able to piece together our favorite New Zealanders will be playing music camp counselors to a bunch of kids voiced by the cast of Glee. This animated confluence of comedic musical television is clearly unprecedented, so brace yourselves!


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TUE, MAR 9, 2010 at 2:39 AM

APRIL 17, 2010 IS RECORD STORE DAY!

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IN HONOR OF THIS SPECIAL DAY, SUB POP RECORDS WILL RELEASE A MARVELOUS RANGE OF MUSIC PRODUCTS, AVAILABLE ONLY IN PARTICIPATING RECORD STORES

Record Store Day In-Store Performances by Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, No Age, Male Bonding & Dum Dum Girls

Originally conceived in 2007 as a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally, the first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2008. Now celebrated the third Saturday every April, it’s the one day each year that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists and labels to celebrate the art of music. We at Sub Pop Records have put together a whole raft of releases (seven in all!) to help entice people into record stores to enjoy the many pleasures offered there. Each destined for future collector’s item status, the Sub Pop Record Store Day 2010 series of releases is sure to appeal to the minor OCD tendencies of every true music enthusiast. To find a participating store, go here.

FOR: RECORD STORE DAY 2010
FROM: SUB POP, WITH LOVE

Beach House “Zebra” 12” (sp877)
The “Zebra” 12” features 2 new tracks (“The Arrangement” and “Baby”) and 2 alternate takes on songs from the popular 2010 Teen Dream album (a UK radio edit of “Zebra” and the Cough Syrup remix of “10 Mile Stereo”). Available now: Beach House’s Teen Dream SP845, CD+DVD/2xLP+DVD.
Side One:
1. Zebra (UK Radio Edit)
2. The Arrangement
Side Two:
1. Baby
2. 10 Mile Stereo (Cough Syrup Remix)

The Album Leaf “There Is a Wind” 12” (sp878)
The “There Is a Wind” 12” features 2 new tracks (“Landing in Snow” and “Resonations”) and 2 alternate takes on songs from the popular 2010 A Chorus of Storytellers album (an acoustic version of “There Is a Wind” and the Jamuel Saxon sunburnt remix of “Falling from the Sun”). Also available now: The Album Leaf’s A Chorus of Storytellers SP805, CD/2xLP.
Side One:
1. There Is a Wind (acoustic)
2. Landing in Snow
Side Two:
1. Resonations
2. Falling from the Sun (Jamuel Saxon sunburnt remix)

Dum Dum Girls / Male Bonding 7” (sp876)
Two brand-new and exclusive tracks for Record Store Day 2010, one each from LA’s Dum Dum Girls and London’s Male Bonding. Both bands have debut albums out this spring on Sub Pop. Also available now: Dum Dum Girls’ I Will Be SP840, CD/LP. Available May 11th: Male Bonding’s Nothing Hurts SP854, CD/LP
Side A: Dum Dum Girls “Pay for Me”
Side AA: Male Bonding “Before It’s Gone”

Happy Birthday 7” (sp874)
Two brand-new and exclusive tracks for Record Store Day 2010 from Kyle “King Tuff” Thomas’ Happy Birthday. Both of these tracks, like those of Happy Birthday’s self-titled March 2010 debut album, were recorded and mixed at Kyle’s home studio. Available March 16th: Happy Birthday’s Happy Birthday SP850 CD/LP.
Side A: “Shampoo”
Side B: “Alien”

Soundgarden “Hunted Down” 7” Reissue (sp12a)
This reissue of a Sub Pop classic was arranged specially for Record Store Day. “Hunted Down” was released in June 1987 as the band’s first single and was later available on Screaming Life. This single is pressed on translucent orange vinyl. The original, now a Soundgarden collector’s item, was pressed on blue vinyl.
Side A: “Hunted Down”
Side B: “Nothing to Say”

CocoRosie “Lemonade" 7” (sp884)
The A-side to this limited-edition single is an edit of one of the stand-out tracks from the new CocoRosie album Grey Oceans and the B-side is the band’s cover of the Beach Boys’ classic “Surfer Girl.” Grey Oceans, CocoRosie’s Sub Pop debut (and fourth full-length album overall) will be released on May 11, 2010. Watch a ““Smokey Taboo” trailer from Grey Oceans.
Side A: “Lemonade”
Side B: “Surfer Girl”

SP20: Casual Nostalgia Fest CD (sp879)
We at Sub Pop Records celebrated our 20th anniversary in 2008 with, among other things, a 2-day music festival July 12th and 13th at Marymoor Park, somewhat unimaginatively called SP20. We’ve collected here some of our favorite performances from the SP20 festival. Sub Pop will be donating all of the profits from the sale of this CD to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund

1. Green River: “Leech”
2. Wolf Parade: “Fine Young Cannibals”
3. The Vaselines: “Dying for It”
4. Obits: “Run”
5. Les Thugs: “Dirty White Race”
6. Eric’s Trip: “Smother”
7. Beachwood Sparks: “You Take the Gold”
8. Blitzen Trapper: “Furr”
9. Flight of the Conchords: “Carol Brown”
10. Iron & Wine: “Woman King”
11. Constantines: “Why I Didn’t Like August ‘93”
12. Seaweed “Baggage”
13. Grand Archives: “Dig That Crazy Grave”
14. Low: “Silver Rider”
15. The Helio Sequence: “Lately”
16. Kinski: “The Wives of Artie Shaw”
17. Pissed Jeans: “Caught Licking Leather”
18. Mudhoney: “The Open Mind”
19. Comets on Fire: “Dogwood Rust”

In-Store Performances
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba at Waterloo Records in Austin
Male Bonding & Dum Dum Girls at Origami Records in Los Angeles
No Age at Sweat Records in Miami
Obits at Generation Records in New York CANCELEDSORRY!


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