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They Might Be Giants played Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park, announce fall tour (pics, video, setlist, dates)

photos by Ryan Muir

“Oh! Forgot to mention. I saw They Might Be Giants in Prospect Park this weekend–for free!–and it was beyond wonderful.” – Jessica Sinsheimer

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

Who doesn’t like They Might Be Giants? Everyone came out for this super fun, packed show–I ran into coworkers and people from pool league and there were tons of families and little kids. A little boy and girl hoisted on their parents’ shoulders were so cute with their dancing and high fives that I didn’t even mind them blocking my view. I saw six hula hoops being carried around, but it would have been hard to find a spot with enough room to use them.

TMBG had five or eight musicians on stage most of the time, depending on whether the Tricerachops horn section was out. In the middle of the set, they stripped down to just a duo of John and John on accordion and guitar for “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” that dragged out the ending. Other highlights were “Doctor Worm,” “Don’t Lets Start,” and a funny conversation with one of them using a robot voice. [Visible Spit]

Brooklyn’s favorite geek rockers, They Might Be Giants, played the second to last Celebrate Brooklyn! show of 2013 at Prospect Park over the weekend (8/10) before the series fully wrapped up on Sunday with a live score for Beasts of the Southern Wild (which was rescheduled from 8/8). The big free outdoor show saw the band playing a 24-song set which included a handful of cuts from their newest album, Nanobots, and a number of older favorites too. Pictures (including openers Moon Hooch), the setlist, and a video from the show are in this post.

TMBG have also since announced an international fall tour, which includes dates in the US and Europe. The new tour includes another NYC show happening on November 2 at Terminal 5. The description for the new tour reads:

Brooklyn originals They Might Be Giants are on tour with a new show. TMBG’s boundless creativity, rowdy and spontaneous performance, combined with their vast repertoire of memorable songs has made their live shows the thing of legend. With a brand new album, DVD, and iphone app, there is much for They Might Be Giants to celebrate. Don’t miss this unforgettable show.

The Terminal 5 show is also 14+ (even with a parent or guardian), despite most T5 shows being all ages. Tickets for that show are currently on Internet presale, an AmEx presale begins Wednesday (8/14) at noon, and the general on-sale begins Friday (8/16) at noon.

All tour dates are listed, along with the pictures, video and setlist from Prospect Park, below…

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

Moon Hooch

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants & Moon Hooch @ Celebrate Brooklyn - 8/11/2013

They Might Be Giants – “You’re On Fire” at Prospect Park – 8/10/13

They Might Be Giants at Prospect Park – 8/10/13 Setlist: (< You're on Fire Withered Hope The Guitar Nanobots Damn Good Times Icky New York City (cub cover) Ana Ng When Will You Die Black Ops Cloisonné The Mesopotamians We Live in a Dump Don't Let's Start Istanbul Lost My Mind Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head Dr. Worm I'll Sink Manhattan Call You Mom Hey, Mr. DJ, I Thought You Said We Had a Deal Encore: Tesla Mr Me Birdhouse in Your Soul -- They Might Be Giants — 2013 Tour Dates
Sep 7: Philadelphia, PA (FREE) – WHYY Connections Festival
Oct 10: Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
Oct 11: Wilmington, DE – World Cafe Live
Oct 12: Washington DC – 9:30 Club
Oct 15: Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theater
Oct 16: Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre
Oct 17: Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
Oct 18: Jacksonville, FL – Free Bird Live
Oct 19: Orlando, FL – Nerdapalooza
Oct 20: Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
Oct 22: Austin, TX – Stubb’s
Oct 24: Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Oct 25: Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre
Oct 26: Los Angeles, CA – Royce Hall *Special Family Show*
Oct 26: Los Angeles, CA – Royce Hall *Evening Show*
Oct 27: Santa Cruz, CA – The Rio Theatre
Nov 1: Uncasville, CT – Wolf’s Den at Mohegan Sun
Nov 2: New York, NY – Terminal 5
Nov 15: Edinburgh, Scotland – The Queen’s Hall
Nov 17: Belfast, Ireland – Limelight
Nov 18: Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
Nov 19: London, UK – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Nov 20: Manchester, UK – Academy 2
Nov 22: Weissenhauser Strand, Germany – Rolling Stone Weekenders Festival
Nov 23: Berlin, Germany – Astra

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