Mailing List Archive/2009-09-27

From This Might Be A Wiki

Here Comes Science is OUT and can be purchased as a thoughtful gift for someone in your life at iTunes here!

The Science is Real t-shirt is OUT and is available here (and also the perfect gift for the science people in your life)

They Might Be Giants are on Facebook with posts EVERYDAY here. Give in to this unstoppable trend. We have! THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS BEGIN THEIR NATIONAL TOUR IN
27 cities! 34 shows! More to be announced! Ticket links at the bottom of this email
Ithaca, Albany, New York, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Detroit, St. Louis, Chicago, Madison, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Kutztown, New York again, Brooklyn, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Minneapolis, Denver, Salt Lake City, Boise "6 reasons this is going to be the bestest tour in evertime" by Flansy.

Yes! Legendary multi-instrumentalist Ralph Carney--best known for his inspired horn work with Tom Waits, will be joining They Might Be Giants on our upcoming tour, appearing on ALL the shows until Thanksgiving. Baritone sax? Yes. Bass clarinet? Check. Pocket trumpet? Indeed. Euphonium? Emphatically yes. And an instrument we won't understand even after he plays it? Uh-huh!
Here Comes Science is out. Is it good? According to the critics, it's blush-makingly good. In a review entitled "They Might Be Giants Awesome new kids CD" taste-makers at Boing Boing wrote "Here Comes Science combines top-notch pop music with humor that's aimed at both kids and adults. And, of course, the material is great. Better than great. Perfect." On the family-friendly side of things Urban Baby wrote "Not sure whether to give these guys another Grammy, a Nobel Prize in one of the sciences, or both." (wow.) Anyhoo, although it is officially for non-adults, it turns out many of the songs stand up to adult consumption! Never has catching up with what you forgot to learn in high school been so loud.

We're not playing all of it everywhere, and time is limited to make way for the next thing on this list, but the new show is VERY different than our previous tour. Digging through the chestnuts, and tossing in some brand new stuff to keep people who like their youtube clips made on phone cameras with garbled sound very happy. We are also wheeling out "The Lab" portion of the show where Marty will accompany the group on experimental drums. Hard to describe, easy to enjoy.
In some very special cities we will be doing a very special one time only show of FLOOD. It's the twentieth anniversary of the recording of the album, and it was just recently officially RIAA-certified platinum, so there is cause for celebration. Performed in sequence and with gusto, we are prepared to celebrate ourselves!
At the risk of confusing everyone we are finally able to add a number of bona fide family shows to our touring schedule. These are especially not for adults--quiet, swear free and filled with material especially for kids.

This damn thing cost a small fortune, so it better be good!


SPECIAL NOTE: For those of you planning to see the band at the American Natural History Museum on October 4, please be aware that tickets are given away on a first come first served basis. ALL TICKETS to BOTH shows will be given away PRIOR TO the beginning of the 11am show. The museum opens at 10am, you will be directed to the performance area upon entry and asked to line up. The museum staff will then begin handing out tickets to both shows, maximum of 4 per person/family.

10/1 – Ithaca, NY – State Theatre Tickets 10/2 – Albany, NY – The Egg / Special Flood Show Tickets 10/3 – Albany, NY – The Egg / Family Show Tickets 10/4 – New York, NY – AMNH / two Family Shows Tickets

10/8 – Detroit, MI – Andrew’s Hall Tickets

10/9 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant / Special Flood Show Tickets

10/10 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre / Family Show Tickets

10/10 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre / Special Flood Show Tickets

10/11 – Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre / Family show Tickets

10/13 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue Tickets 10/15 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom / Special Flood Show Tickets

10/16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s / Special Flood Show Tickets

10/17 – Kutztown, PA – Kutztown University / Family Show Tickets

10/17 – Kutztown, PA – Kutztown University / Rock Show Tickets 10/18 – New York, NY – NYU – Skirball Center for Performing Arts (Family show) Tickets

10/28 -- Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg / Benefit show for NAG (Neighbors Allied for Good Growth) -- also performing will be Nada Surf (acoustic) and Charles Bissell from The Wrens. More background on this event here.

10/31 -- Dallas, TX -- House of Blues

11/3 -- Minneapolis, MN -- First Ave / Special Flood Show Tickets (& Afternoon In-store TBA) 11/5 -- Denver, CO -- Gothic Theatre Tickets

11/6 -- Salt Lake City, UT -- The Depot / Rock Show Tickets 11/7 -- Salt Lake City, UT -- Murray Theatre / Family Show Tickets 11/8 -- Boise, ID -- Egyptian Theater / Family Show Tickets 11/10 -- Seattle, WA -- Showbox Sodo / Special Flood Show Tickets 11/11 -- Portland, OR -- Crystall Ballroom (& Afternoon In-store TBA) Tickets

11/12 -- San Francisco, CA -- Afternoon In-store

11/13 -- San Francisco, CA -- Fillmore / Rock Show Tickets

11/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Royce Hall / Family Show Tickets 11/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Royce Hall / Special Flood Show Tickets 11/15 – Santa Barbara, CA – Campbell Hall, UCSB / Family Show Tickets

11/21 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts / Family Show Tickets 11/28 -- Washington, DC -- 9:30 Club / Family Show Tickets 11/28 -- Washington, DC -- 9:30 Club / Rock Show Tickets 12/2 -- Boston, MA -- Borders @ Brain Tree Afternoon In-store Info 12/3 -- New York, NY -- Barnes & Noble - Union Square In-store Info