Mailing List Archive/2018-08-21

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Tickets to all these shows are at the bottom of this email.
Advance purchases suggested because, like, a bunch of shows are selling out soon.

They Might Be Giants' next run of shows begins in a little over a month. What’s it like? What’s it NOT like? Loud. Quiet. Yelling. Swear words. Pretty harmony. Talking too much. Not talking at all. Challenging musical improvisation. All the hits! It’s a six-piece band and everybody is rockin’ out. All of these shows are “An Evening with” –– which means early nights, two sets, and NO OPENER.

We are touring with our 2018 band lineup including the always amazing Curt Ramm on trumpet, and we will continue the “Quiet Storm” section of the show. If you haven’t seen this show you are missing out! We are also folding in new material as we go including brand new tracks like “Communists Have the Music” and “Applause Applause Applause.”
And PLEASE. It’s for adults. Don’t try to bring kids –– because, no matter what the nice lady at the box office says, you will be turned away.
And of course, many instant classics from I Like Fun are already in the show. If you are among those who feel you can’t see the game without a program, let us point you toward the product page for this current effort right here.

Why is the world in love again? They Might Be Giants' album I Like Fun is here.

What's the deal with this new album? It's 15 songs packed with surprises and vitality all from the startling point of view of TMBG. Over a year in the making, songwriters and band founders John Linnell and John Flansburgh draw on themes of dread, death, and disappointment and set them to their driving, hyper-melodic music. The results will leave even the most heavy-hearted among us with a renewed sense of wonder. Sonically adventurous with a bold combination of live instrumentation and electronics, the band’s command of the studio and the song is in rare form from beginning to end. 

On I Like Fun, the spotlight is also on the band’s formidable long-standing live lineup; drummer Marty Beller, bassist Danny Weinkauf and lead guitarist Dan Miller. While the group enjoys a reputation for delivering one of the liveliest shows around, the album accomplishes the rare feat of capturing that ecstatic intensity on disc. Co-produced with and mixed by Patrick Dillett (St. Vincent, Donald Fagen, The National, Mary J. Blige), the album was tracked and mixed at the brand-new Reservoir Studios—site of the legendary Skyline Studios where TMBG recorded their platinum-selling album Flood.

on vinyl -
direct from TMBG - or at iTunes - or at Amazon -
or in the UK / EU - from your local record store -
And there are upcoming shows! Here’s the latest links:

9.20 Leeds SOLD OUT
9.21 Leeds SOLD OUT
9.22 Cambridge
9.23 Bristol
9.25 Munich
9.26 Antwerp
9.27 Amsterdam
9.28 Berlin
9.29 Hamburg SOLD OUT
10.1 Koln SOLD OUT
10.3 London GOING FAST
10.4 Manchester
10.5 Edinburgh
10.6 Dublin SOLD OUT
h/t to the great Todd Alcott aka didiandgogoforever on Tumblr.
Join the graphical fun and post an original TMBG poster for your home on the upcoming tour at tmbgareOK at Tumblr, the official fan-fueled TMBG page.

Then we are back in the US and visiting our pals in Canada:

10.16 Vancouver
10.18 Calgary
10.19 Edmonton
10.20 Saskatoon
10.23 Madison
10.24 Ann Arbor
10.25 Ithaca
10.26 Baltimore
10.27 New York GOING FAST
10.28 Providence
10.30 Montreal
11.1 Ottawa
11.2 Toronto GOING FAST
11.3 Buffalo
Here is a YouTube post for everyone on this mailing list. It’s the song Leeds from Venue Songs presented both backwards and forwards for those among you who appreciate the profoundly psychedelic. The post is called Sdeeleeds.
Are you a DJ or starting a radio show this fall with your BEST FRIEND and want to be part of TMBG's Dial-A-Song Radio Network? Do it. Go here for all the info  

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