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Flight of the Conchords Prep New Material for Summer Tour

New Zealand comedic duo’s 28-date North American trek will mark first shows since 2014

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Flight of the Conchords will unveil new material at their summer North American reunion tour

Matt Grace

Flight of the Conchords have plotted a North American trek, “Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour,” which kicks off June 11th in Cleveland and runs through late July. The New Zealand comedic folk duo of Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie will debut new material during the amphitheater and concert hall shows – their first dates since co-headlining 2014’s Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Tour. 

The 28-date jaunt – which finds the band partnered with charity organization Global Citizen – includes a July 22nd headlining performance at the Newport Folk Festival and a July 24th show at New York’s Central Park Summerstage. Ticket details are available at the band’s website. “I’m thrilled to get back on the road with over half of the original band,” McKenzie joked in a statement. 

Flight of the Conchords formed in 1998, but earned their widest commercial and critical acclaim with a titular HBO series that ran from 2007 and 2009. The duo performed sporadically after that point and have recently mentioned plans to write a feature film. Last year, Clement teased a potential 2015 tour and the possibility of new material: “I really don’t like the studio part of music,” he told Billboard. “I more enjoy playing live and letting others take care of the recording.”

The band’s most recent LP is 2009’s I Told You I Was Freaky.

Flight of the Conchords Tour Dates

June 11 – Cleveland, OH @ State Theatre
June 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for Performing Arts
June 13 – Washington, DC @ Wolf Trap Filene Center
June 14 – Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre
June 16 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
June 17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum
June 18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre
June 19 – Chicago, IL @ Pritzker Pavilion
June 22 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park 
June 23 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum
June 24 – Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
June 27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
July 01 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
July 02 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
July 03 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
July 05 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 07 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
July 09 – Austin, TX @ Bass Hall
July 11 – New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre
July 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
July 14 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
July 16 – Boca Raton, FL @ Mizner Park Amphitheatre
July 17 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
July 18 – Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
July 22 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival 2016 (Fort Adams State Park)
July 23 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 24 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage
July 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre


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