They Might Be Giants Announce New Zealand ShowsThursday 7th March, 2013 12:01PM
Brooklyn alt-pop band They Might Be Giants have been announced to play two New Zealand shows in May. Formed in the early 80s, they have released music consistently throughout the years with fifteen records to their name and a Grammy for their Malcom in The Middle theme 'Boss of Me'. They are currently touring their new record Nanobots released last week - here are the tour details...
They Might Be Giants
Friday 17th May, Bodega, Wellington
Saturday 18th May, The Studio, Auckland
Tickets on sale 9am next Thursday (14th March) from HERE at Undertheradar.
Here is a single from their new record...
And here are a couple of their older clips...
'Don't Lets Start' (1986)
'Birdhouse in Your Soul' (1990)
They Might Be Giants are very excited (and so are we for that matter) to announce they’ll return to New Zealand for the first time since 2001 to play shows in Wellington and Auckland.
They Might Be Giants are basically the Two Johns - John Linnell on keyboards and accordion and John Flansburgh on guitar. They formed in Brooklyn, New York, which provided the perfect environment for them.
“If you’re into experimental wig design, or fringe-y rock stuff, New York is a place where you can find a community where you don’t feel like a weirdo,” (Flansburgh)
They have spent half their life together in the Giants, and have been responsible for some of the finest nerd rock of the past two decades.
Catchy melodies are delivered with a knowing wink & a sly bit of humor, that never crosses over into self-parody.
Their current live act showcases their extensive catalogue of crowd favourites. “Birdhouse In Your Soul”, “Ana Ng”, “Particle Man”, “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)”, “The Guitar”, “Don’t Lets Start”, “Statue Got Me High”, “Doctor Worm”. Also listen out for them premiering highlights from the new album “Nanobots”.
There’s so much more to They Might Be Giants than the quirky nature of their songs might suggest. Live, this is a band that saturates their audiences with pure joy.
“not a foot in the place was still, nor a head in the crowd not a-bobbing.”
Once called “the best band you’ve never seen” Get in quick to join us at a gig highlight for 2013. They might be Giants, but they are a lay down misère to sell out!
Friday 17th May. Wellington. Bodega
Saturday 18th May. Auckland. The Studio
Tickets are only $65+bf and are available from ticketmaster.co.nz, undertheradar.co.nz and the venues The New Album “Nanobots” is Out Now
Fri 17th May, Bodega, Wellington
Sat 18th May, The Studio, Auckland