Posted in comedy | music | tour dates on February 2, 2009

Flight of the Conchords

The Onion AV Club: The first season [of Flight of the Conchords] is almost an encyclopedia of the New York alternative-comedy scene, with Kristen Schaal and Eugene Mirman in recurring roles, and guest appearances by Todd Barry and Demetri Martin. Was there a thought that that might be a good way to get the show to an American audience?

Bret McKenzie: No.

Jemaine Clement: It can go a long time with just New Zealanders, but we try to make sure there's American characters in it. I'm always aware when we're looking through the script that in the first few scenes, there should be an American character.

BM: We didn't cast them to try and break into a market or anything. We cast them mainly 'cause we knew them. And we didn't want to have people that were well-known.

JC: It really is like, "Who do we know?" Todd, Demetri, Arj [Barker], and Eugene are all the Americans we knew.

Tickets go on presale (password = sugalumps) at 10 AM for the 2009 Flight of the Conchords tour including April 14th at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. Kristen Schaal is opening that show. Other tour openers are Eugene Mirman and Arj Barker. One show is with Iron & Wine.

UPDATE: They added a 2nd show at Radio City - on pre-sale since 1:15 pm.

All (updated) tour dates below...

Flight of the Conchords - 2009 Tour Dates
4/06 - Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center #
4/07 - Coral Gables, FL - University of Miami BankUnited Center *#
4/08 - Orlando, FL - UCF Arena *#
4/10 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium *#
4/11 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre *#
4/13 - Washington, D.C. - Constitution Hall *#
4/14 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall *#
4/15 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall *#
4/17 - Boston, MA - Agganis Arena *#
4/18 - Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre (2 shows) #
4/19 - Kent, OH - Kent State University *#
4/21 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall *^
4/22 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall *^
4/24 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre *^
4/25 - Bloomington, IN - IU Auditorium *^
4/26 - Madison, WI - Overture Center for the Arts ^
4/28 - Chicago, IL - Aerie Crown *^
4/30 - St. Louis, MO - Fox Theatre ^
5/02 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre (2 shows) ^
5/03 - Minneapolis, MN - Northrop Auditorium ^
5/05 - Dallas, TX - Nokia Theatre *^
5/06 - Houston, TX - Jones Hall *^
5/07 - Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall ^
5/10 - Vancouver, BC - Center in Vancouver for the Performing Arts *%
5/11 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre %
5/12 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre %
5/14 - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall *%
5/16 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre *%%
5/17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Abravanel, Hall %
5/19 - Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theatre %
5/20 - San Diego, CA - RIMAC Arena *%
5/22 - Santa Barbara, CA - County Bowl *%
5/23 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint *%
5/24 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre *%
5/25 - Berkeley, CA - Berkeley Community Theatre (2 shows) *%

# = w/ Kristen Schaal
^ = w/ Eugene Mirman
% = w/ Arj Barker
%% = w/ Iron & Wine AND Arj Barker

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Comments (39)

that was a pain

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2009 10:10 AM

totally... pulled up Orch Row C... let them go. Hoping I can do better with the general onsale. If I'm paying $113 w/ service fees for 2 tix, I wanna be close to the stage.

Posted by wembley | February 2, 2009 10:12 AM

Thanks BV! You never let us down!

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2009 10:12 AM

yeah, got Orc Row B, perhaps the regular sale will be better seats. *crosses fingers*

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2009 10:13 AM

I got orch, row RR. awesome seats!

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2009 10:15 AM

looks like there is another presale tomorrow. anyone know anything about it?

Posted by wembley | February 2, 2009 10:20 AM

why do people pay $113 to see a joke band?

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2009 10:26 AM

Maybe because what you're listening to is boring such as: Dan Deacon, Vampire Weekend, MIA, and all those garbage acts

Flight of the Conchords are not a joke band at all...they're the 4th most popular group in Australia!

Posted by Anon 10:26 | February 2, 2009 10:31 AM

Couldn't justify paying $113 to see them. $10 service charge on each ticket is overkill.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2009 10:36 AM

sure itll be great, but i cant swing 113. maybe new zealanders arent dealing w/ a recession

Posted by sarah | February 2, 2009 10:40 AM

i hope the presale tix i got have me sitting next to Yaps!

Posted by willie parker reception | February 2, 2009 10:44 AM

I'm absolutely livid with you turkeys.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2009 11:00 AM

I saw them play last year at Gramercy, the week before the show first launched. It was insanely funny, and the songs were really good. Hopefully they'll up the ante but it was probably one of my favorite shows of 2008.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2009 11:16 AM

That is a lot of dough to see these guys. I paid less to see Paul McCartney.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2009 11:16 AM

when is the general sale?

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2009 11:44 AM

They've come a long way since playing tiny places like Comix! I'm not sure how good it's going to be at 6k seat place like Radio City, but I'm down.

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Posted by Nikki | February 2, 2009 11:55 AM

$113 is a lot of cheddar to see these cats in these broke ass times.

It is cheaper if I just get one ticket and let my homeboy stay at home.

Posted by buggin' out | February 2, 2009 12:33 PM

Does the presale tomorrow require a different/new password or is it the same as today's?

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2009 12:47 PM

presale is done for today

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2009 1:01 PM

what's up with no pre-sale for Madison, WI???

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2009 6:40 PM

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Posted by gögüs büyütücü | February 4, 2009 6:18 AM

the password sugaslumps doesn't work for dc...any ideas?

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2009 11:51 AM

try:
sugalumps

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2009 12:03 PM

Thanks...but that also didn't work...anybody else have suggestions about the washington dc presale password?

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2009 1:12 PM

Same here... Can't seem to get sugalumps to work for the dc show. any other suggestions?

Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2009 2:26 PM

So who is going to see them on tour?

Posted by Acai Berry | September 15, 2009 6:01 PM

Man if I was in the area I would totally go see them...to bad.

Posted by Acai | September 19, 2009 11:10 PM

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Posted by Sexy Lingerie | September 20, 2009 1:57 PM

A great exposure enough for their loyal followers to get the most out of their presence.

Posted by hampers | September 30, 2009 8:19 AM

Too bad im not there i hope they will visit my city sometime :)

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Posted by Sourish Nath | November 17, 2009 6:52 AM

Too bad im not there i hope they will visit my city sometime :)

Posted by توبيكات | December 9, 2009 4:39 PM

they visited my city but i didnt find out about it until after the event.

Posted by milf | February 9, 2010 3:37 PM

any update on future dates ?
i want to see them next time

Posted by porn netflix | February 15, 2010 10:43 PM

Would have liked to check them out if they were in my area!

Posted by Amega Global | March 17, 2010 2:55 AM

I thought Barker was considering leaving the group? Has that changed?

Posted by Hampers | March 10, 2011 3:20 PM

These blokes are so funny. In years to come there dvd's will be classics. I am amazed at how people like this can be so creative. I wish I could do it!!
Mary.

Posted by Mary | March 19, 2013 2:23 AM

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