Mailing List Archive/2020-03-04
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TMBG tour update! Asbury, Pawling, NYC x2, Seattle, Portland OR, Boulder, and Fort Collins all SOLD OUT!
Reserved seating in balconies selling out everywhere!
Shows selling out across the country as we type.
Oakland and LA going fast!
By popular demand: new shows just added! On sale this Friday.
But avoid heartache and use this pre-sale code right now!
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THESE NEW SHOWS are MINK CAR plus FLOOD CELEBRATIONS
On Friday our shows in Asbury Park, Seattle, Portland OR, NYCx2 and Fort Collins sold out within moments. Because scheduling permits, we are now adding second shows in Asbury Park, Seattle and Portland OR. To keep things spicy, TMBG will change the two-set "evening with" program a bit with a spotlight on both Flood and their notorious "lost" 2001 album Mink Car plus an alternate set of favorites to fully satisfy both regular and repeat customers. While they won’t play the complete albums of either Flood or Mink Car, it will still be face-meltingly excellent.
NEW! 2nd SHOW! Asbury Park https://found.ee/090120
Asbury Park SOLD OUT
Portland ME https://found.ee/090420
North Adams MASS MoCA http://found.ee/090520
Pawling SOLD OUT
New York SOLD OUT
New York SOLD OUT
NEW! 2nd SHOW! Seattle https://found.ee/100320
Seattle SOLD OUT
NEW! 2nd SHOW! Portland https://found.ee/100720
Portland SOLD OUT
Oakland https://found.ee/100920 GOING FAST
Los Angeles https://found.ee/101020 GOING FAST
San Diego https://found.ee/101120
Salt Lake City https://found.ee/101420
Fort Collins SOLD OUT
Boulder SOLD OUT
Kansas City https://found.ee/102020
Dallas http://found.ee/102320 GOING FAST
Houston http://found.ee/102420 GOING FAST
ABOUT THESE JUST ADDED SHOWS!
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS MINK CAR plus FLOOD SHOW CELEBRATION
in ASBURY PARK, SEATTLE and PORTLAND OR
The new Asbury Park, Seattle, and Portland OR shows are “an evening with” and TMBG will play two full sets with their electrifying live band featuring the trumpet genius Curt Ramm. The sets will span the band’s entire career from early favorites to brand new tracks, as well as the live improvisations that have become a highlight of TMBG shows.
PLUS the band will spotlight favorites from both their FLOOD and MINK CAR albums. Although the band won't play both albums in their entirety, both established show favorites and the most delicious rare tracks will be wheeled out for all to enjoy.
They Might Be Giants’ major-label debut was one of the biggest surprises of the emerging alternative rock scene in 1990. Because of Flood, TMBG graduated from their home recording roots to a full studio setup and the band took full advantage of the sonic possibilities. With a wider palette of instrumentation, TMBG explored and continue to explore the possibilities of home-brewed sampling. The album also generated chart hits in the UK and took John & John across the world, touring in support of what would become a platinum-selling album.
ABOUT THE MINK CAR SHOWS
This Sept. 11 is the 19th anniversary of Mink Car, They Might Be Giants' notorious “lost” album. With tracks produced with Flood hitmakers Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley as well as Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne, the album was filled with stand-out tracks like Bangs, Cyclops Rock, Man It’s So Loud in Here, Older, She Thinks She’s Edith Head, and, of course, the title track Mink Car. But the brilliant reception the album seemed destined to have was not to be -- Restless Records closed their doors for business forever just weeks after the release date and the album's rights were instantly entangled in that bankruptcy. Released just a year before the iPod and Napster musical revolutions and with the curious distinction of no physical albums in distribution, the album essentially disappeared. It would be the first and only They Might Be Giants album to go out of print.
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