Mailing List Archive/2011-09-20

From This Might Be A Wiki
A free concert in Louisville on WEDNESDAY!

Chicago show is almost sold out!
Flood show in San Francisco booked but not announced?

Santa Cruz Los Angeles Tempe Tucson Dallas Austin Houston New Orleans Tampa Orlando Atlanta 

Full gig details at the bottom of this email!


JF: "The story behind the song Cloisonne is pretty discombobulated. In an experimental period of putting Join Us together we created a series of electronic beats entirely without song ideas behind them. The idea was to make the tiniest drum machine-based beats that were still exciting. I probably spent twelve hours just editing and tweaking these sounds with no particular song in mind. The lyric is kind of from a Rat Pack point of view--like the guy singing is really into his own swagger, but he's also kind of out of date and out of it. The idea of not knowing what a sleestak is does come from my real life--I am actually exactly a year too old to have watched that show. Having to have Land of the Lost explained to you is slightly undignified, but thus is the fate of those who get old.

This version of the song is essentially our live band arrangement of the song. John L. is playing a bass clarinet, and we took Stan Harrison's inspired, highly chromatic sax intro and outro and mangled it in our fashion. Our apologies to Stan!"


They Might be Giants are on tour across the United States! Songs from Join Us, unexpected old songs, and a brand new stage set up with a disorientingly huge video display and light show. Jonathan Coulton is opening many of these shows.

with Jonathan Coulton opening

9/20 Cincinnati OH Southgate House -

9/21 Louisville KY FREE CONCERT Waterfront Park -
9/22 Indianapolis IN The Vogue -
9/23 Chicago IL Vic Theatre -
9/24 St. Louis MO The Pageant -
9/25 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom -
9/27 Nashville TN Cannery Ballroom -
9/28 Asheville NC Orange Peel -
9/29 Richmond VA The National -
9/30 Philadelphia PA Theatre of Living Arts -

with nobody opening

10/1 Boston MA Berklee Performance Center (show A-M) -

10/1 Boston MA Berklee Performance Center (show N-Z) -

with Gold Motel

10/28 Milwaukee WI Pabst Theatre -

10/29 Minneapolis MN First Avenue -
10/30 Iowa City, IA Englert Theatre

11/1 Omaha, NE Slowdown -
11/2 Kansas City MO Beaumont Club -
11/3 Boulder, CO Boulder Theatre -

with Coulton back again

11/4 Salt Lake City UT   The Depot -

11/5 Boise ID Knitting Factory -
11/6 Spokane WA Knitting Factory -
11/8 Vancouver BC Venue -
11/9 Seattle WA Showbox SoDo -
11/10 Portland OR Crystal Ballroom -
11/11 Arcata, CA Van Duzer Theatre -
11/12 San Francisco CA Fillmore on sale 6/26 -
11/13 San Francisco CA Fillmore FLOOD SHOW -
11/16 Anaheim CA House of Blues -
11/17 San Diego CA Belly Up -

No opener set up yet on this one

11/24 FREE CONCERT Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun's Wolf's Den TMBGs 6th Annual Audience Appreciation Show 

11/26 Washington DC 9:30 Club -

Santa Cruz Los Angeles Tempe Tucson Dallas Austin Houston New Orleans Tampa Orlando Atlanta

The album you've been waiting for! JOIN US is finally OUT! 

They Might Be Giants brand new LP is here. 18 songs of extraordinary 
qualities! Including Cloisonne, Old Pine Box, Can't Keep Johnny Down, 
When Will You Die? Celebration and more!

Download Join Us instantly on iTunes here!
Or if you'd rather get the full CD package from Amazon click here!
Or if you want to go all indie-cred and SUPPORT THE BAND directly, 
you can get Join Us get on every format including 12" vinyl with gatefold 
sleeve, high fidelity FLAC or on mp3 with complete digital art at 
tmbg's very own merch site. 


See the Avatars au naturel in the video to Spolier Alert

Rochester sound check going well

Read A Book stop motion backstage clip

Ithaca Show not going so well

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