Mailing List Archive/2020-02-26

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                           These 21 new Flood shows and 3 new Mink Car shows will be available exclusively to you tomorrow! The pre-sale window opens at 1pm ET / 10am PT on Thursday, February 27. 

These shows go on sale to the general public this Friday. 

If recent events are any indication, it is very possible some will sell out almost instantly, but you can take advantage of this pre-sale code and ensure your spot without the long waits. 

The link for all these shows is
And the pre-sale code is MINIMUMWAGE


                           SEPTEMBER FLOOD SHOWS

All these shows are “An Evening with” and will include all of Flood

2 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
3 Portsmouth, NH @ Portsmouth Music Hall (no pre-sale available)
4 Portland, ME @ State Theater
5 North Adams, MA @ MASS MoCA
10 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live



Also “An Evening with” and while we won't play every single song off the album, we'll play a bunch!
9 Pawling, NY @ Daryl's House 
11 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
12 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom



                           OCTOBER FLOOD SHOWS

All these shows are “An Evening with” and will include all of Flood

1 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
2 Seattle, WA @ Neptune
6 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
9 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
10 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern 
11 San Diego, CA @ Humphrey's
14 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
15 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
16 Fort Collins, CO @ Washington's
17 Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
18 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
20 Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
22 Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
23 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
24 Houston, TX @ House of Blues

and ending where the Flood show phenomenon began...
25 Austin, TX @ Moody Theater

The link for all these shows is
And the pre-sale code is MINIMUMWAGE


                           THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS PRESENT

In honor of the album that made them an international act, They Might Be Giants is celebrating Flood’s 30th anniversary in 2020 by performing the album, in its entirety, on stages in select cities across the US. The show is “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, and somewhere in there will be FLOOD. All 19 songs! Will they be in sequence, reverse sequence, alphabetical order, or mixed into additional repertoire? It’ll be different every night! 

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.   

This Sept. 11 marks the 19th anniversary of Mink Car, They Might Be Giants' notorious “lost” album. With tracks produced with 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.

This special “Evening with” performance is presented amidst TMBG's Flood celebration tour. While the band won’t be playing every track off of Mink Car, they will present all of their favorites off the album, along with some Flood tracks and crowd-pleasers old and new.




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