Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie are back, and thank God. The world was so bleak without New Zealand’s second-best musical comedy duo, who just announced that they will be heading out on a tour of the U.S. this summer.
We don’t usually report on tour news here, because tour news is so specific to the cities in which an artist plans to tour, but with the Flight of the Conchords, who have been missing in action for years, it’s cause for excitement. The quality of the duo’s music certainly went downhill after the first season of the HBO show, probably due to the fact that the first season was built around pre-existing tunes, and the second season required that the guys write songs on a timeline.
With more than six years since the end of the HBO show, though, they should have plenty of material to work with. “I’m thrilled to get back on the road with over half the original band,” McKenzie joked in a press release. Will this result in a filmed special? Who knows. Will it result in a song that becomes a classic on the level of “Humans Are Dead”? Not likely.
The dates are below:
06-11 Cleveland, OH – State Theatre 06-12 Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for Performing Arts 06-13 Washington, DC – Wolf Trap Filene Center 06-14 Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre 06-16 Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre 06-17 Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum 06-18 Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre 06-19 Chicago, IL – Pritzker Pavilion 06-22 Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park 06-23 Vancouver, British Columbia – Orpheum 06-24 Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium 06-27 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic 07-01 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl 07-02 San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU 07-03 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre 07-05 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre 07-07 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre 07-09 Austin, TX – Bass Hall 07-11 New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre 07-12 Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre 07-14 Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater 07-16 Boca Raton, FL – Mizner Park Amphitheatre 07-17 St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre 07-18 Cary, NC – Koka Booth Amphitheatre 07-22 Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival 2016 07-23 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 07-24 New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage 07-27 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre