Mailing List Archive/2008-01-03
Melody powered! Coffee! TMBG is BACK on the ROAD!
More dates, more links at the bottom of this email!
NEW YORK CITY, CLEVELAND, BLOOMINGTON, MADISON, OMAHA,
HOUSTON, COLUMBIA, DALLAS, AUSTIN, HOUSTON, NEW ORLEANS,
JACKSON, BIRMINGHAM, ST. PETERSBURG, FT. LAUDERDALE,
ORLANDO, JACKSONVILLE, CHARLOTTE, PORTSMOUTH
GETTIN' GREAT IN TWENTY AUGHT EIGHT! HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!
"TMBG wish all our email friends a very Happy New Year! Our resolutions? More shows, more albums, more podcasts and more free stuff for EVERYBODY!
2007 has been an action-packed year for the band. We sincerely want to thank everybody who came out to all the shows, signed up for the podcasts, and everyone who picked up a copy of The Else. We bookended the year breaking many long standing records for the band: early on we did our earliest show ever (8:30 am), and coldest outdoor show (26 degrees), and ended the year driving the slowest miles per hour to a gig (a stark, snowy oscillation between soul-crushing boredom and looming catastrophe). But even under extreme conditions a good time was had by all.
We are looking forward to Aught Eight with great anticipation. The big big show at the Beacon in NYC will be a fun way to start the year. Looks like it's well on its way to selling out in advance, which always puts a spring in our step. The horns will be joining us, and we will probably be doing an extended set of material new and old, with some surprises we can't talk about too much. Hope to see you all there, or elsewhere down the road in March!
John F., age 47"
They Might Be Giants have a BRAND NEW kids' DVD & CD set coming out on February 5!
It's called "Here Come the 123s" and is available right now for pre-order to arrive at your doorstep, probably on the day of release, by those reliable and well-read people and robots at Amazon. This is the link that will rock your Amazon pre-order:
To give everyone an interesting preview of the "Here Come the 123s" project, TMBG also has just launched our kids' video podcast, which has been in and out of the No. 1 position on the kids' video podcast chart for the last few weeks. We want to encourage everyone to check it out. It is not only FREE, it will be a WEEKLY posting starting this Friday, and will be getting a bit more elaborate as we get into February.
Here's the link to the free kids' video podcast:
TMBG's myspace staff would like to invite all you loyal readers on our email list to visit They Might Be Giants' myspace page. Not only does it have direct links to the latest videos and ALL the ticketing information about the upcoming tour, it includes original poetry in the form of haiku and limericks from TMBG's myspace friends.
This week's challenge, in which we hope you'll participate, is to pen a limerick about the New Year. All limericks need to follow the traditional form ("There once was a ___ from ___") and should be posted as a comment on the They Might Be Giants profile so everyone can see it! Possible themes: What will happen in 2008? What are you looking forward to? What do you dread?
Here is the link to the TMBG myspace page:
We have extended the holiday bundles at our e-commerce site until January 15!
SAVE MORE THAN $10 ON ANY BUNDLE! Autographed vinyl of The Else, the No! CD, The Bed, Bed, Bed book with CD, illustrated by Marcel Dzama, foam hands and t-shirts for tots!
We now take all major credit cards and even PayPal.
TMBG return to the road!
Most shows are strictly 14+, some 18+. No one under age will be admitted. Please, please check carefully before you buy your tickets!
TMBG headline The Beacon Theater! Sat. Feb. 2 New York City, NY
One big show! Two big sets! FEWER than 400 tickets remaining!
Sat. Feb 2 New York, NY at the Beacon Theatre .........on sale now!
Wed. Feb. 27 Cleveland, OH at Beachland Ballroom .........on sale now!
Thu. Feb. 28 Bloomington, IN at Bluebird Nightclub .........on sale now!
Fri. Feb. 29 Madison, WI at Barrymore Theatre .........on sale now!
Sat. Mar. 1 Omaha, NE at Slowdown .........on sale now!
Sun. Mar. 2 Columbia, MO at Bluenote .........on sale now!
Tue. Mar. 4 Dallas, TX at House of Blues .........on sale now!
Wed. Mar. 5 Austin, TX at Stubb's Outdoor BBQ .........on sale now!
Thu. Mar. 6 Houston, TX at Meridian .........on sale Jan 5 via ticketmaster.com
Fri. Mar. 7 New Orleans, LA at House of Blues; ages 18+ only .........on sale now!
Sat. Mar. 8 Jackson, MS at Hal & Mal's; ages 18+ only .........on sale soon
Sun. Mar. 9 Birmingham, AL at Workplay; ages 18+ only .........on sale now!
Tue. Mar 11 Tampa, FL at Jannus Landing ..........on sale now!
Wed. Mar 12 Ft. Lauderdale, FL at Revolution .........on sale now!
Thu. Mar. 13 Orlando, FL at House of Blues .........on sale now!
Fri. Mar. 14 Jacksonville, FL at Free Bird Live .........on sale now!
Sun. Mar. 16 Charlottesville, VA at Satellite Ballroom .........on sale now!
Sat. Mar. 29 Portsmouth, NH at The Music Hall ...........2 shows on sale now!
2pm All-Ages Family Show!
8pm Grown-Up Rock Show!