Posted in music | pictures on July 21, 2009

They Might Be Giants @ Prospect Park (more by Ryan Muir)
They Might Be Giants

"They Might Be Giants performed a free concert for kids in Prospect Park on Saturday afternoon [July 11th]. We loaded up the boys, packed the picnic blanket and headed off to Park Slope about 15 minutes before they were to hit the stage. Not the brightest idea. First we couldn't find a parking spot so KG dropped myself and the boys off so we could catch the show. The line to get into the band shell area snaked all the way around the entrance and went on and on. Fortunately we made other plans to sit outside the fenced off area with some friends. I have never seen so many kids in one place before. It was mayhem." [you're not listening to my words]
Fresh off their Prospect Park kids show, They Might Be Giants will be releasing a new kids CD called Here Comes Science. That album, which comes with a full-length animated DVD, is due out on Idlewild/Disney Sound on September 1st through Amazon/iTunes and September 22nd everywhere else.

The kick off for TMBG's tour supporting that record will be October 4th at the American Museum of Natural History, where they'll play two family shows. Ticket info TBA.

The band will be back in NYC for another family show on October 18th at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are on sale now.

Full tour dates, with a video of TMBG live on WNYC in May, are below...

They Might Be Giants Live at WNYC

They Might Be Giants - 2009 Tour Dates
07/25: Camden, NJ @ Wiggins Park at XPN Fest
09/13: Clark, NJ @ Union County Music Fest @ Oak Ridge Park
09/19: Raleigh, NC @ North Carolina Museum of Art
10/01: Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre
10/02: Albany, NY @ Hart Theatre/The Egg
10/03: Albany, NY @ Hart Theatre/ The Egg
10/04: New York, NY @ American Museum of Natural History
10/08: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
10/09: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
10/10: Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
10/11: Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
10/13: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
10/15: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
10/16: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small's Theater
10/17: Kutztown, PA @ Kutztown University - Schaeffer Auditorium
10/18: New York, NY @ NYU - Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
11/14: Los Angeles, CA @ Royce Hall @ UCLA
11/15: Santa Barbara, CA @ Campbell Hall @ UCSB
11/21: Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
11/27: Uncasville, CT @ The Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun Casino
11/28: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club



Comments (10)

I love TMBG but wish they would stop with the Children's Albums and get back to the rockin! The Else was great!

They had:
now Science?!

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 10:40 AM

they meh be giants

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 11:29 AM


Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 11:56 AM

They Might Be Meh

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 11:58 AM

It's always bugged me that TMBG are from Lincoln, Massachusetts but always declare themselves a Brooklyn band. So they are not only Mass-holes, but they're also old men, hipster wannabes.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 12:13 PM

See you in Clark NJ!

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 12:14 PM

I wish they would go away forever.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 12:51 PM

Would you like it if someone said the same thing about you 12:51?

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 1:14 PM

Hey! If you like TMBG and picnics, you will also love the FREE Putumayo "Picnic Playground" concerts coming up in Brooklyn and Manhattan on August 8 and 9:

Music, food and good times just seem to go together. This summer, Putumayo Kids celebrates the joys of eating with a brand new, globe-trotting CD from their award-winning children’s Playground series. To be released on July 28th, just in time to enhance summer get-togethers, Picnic Playground serves up a colorful basket full of tasty musical treats.

Featuring “Eat Like a Rainbow” artist JAY MANKITA

Aug 8- Brooklyn, NY- Carroll Gardens, 4 pm
Carroll Park is located between Smith and Court Street, between Carroll and President Street.

Aug 9- Manhattan, NY- Peter J Sharp Children’s Glade, Central Park, 1pm
West of Great Hill Oval from West 103rd to West 106th Streets.

A division of Putumayo World Music, Putumayo Kids is committed to introducing children to other cultures through great music from around the world. Millions of Putumayo Kids CDs are sold in more than 100 countries around the globe. Other CDs in the Playground series include best-sellers World Playground and Animal Playground. For more information, visit

About the Artist
JAY MANKITA – is a guitarist, singer and songwriter from Massachusetts. Jay drives a van that runs on recycled vegetable oil and has recorded 6 CDs, including one entirely about food. He has performed many fun and educational shows about food for children.

Posted by BBCPDX | July 22, 2009 7:36 PM

"old men, hipster wannabes."

um… they moved to williamsburg when you were probably a zygote.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 3:32 PM

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