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They Might Be Giants are on the road with an expanded line-up of musicians. New shows! Two sets! Mark “Loveman” Pender on trumpet! Favorites! Deep cuts! New songs! More cursing!
All shows are “An Evening With TMBG.” One (or two) big nights out! We start early with no opening act, and play two full sets. This expanded set up allows us to include many different songs. In the cities we are playing two nights we have constructed two entirely different shows and while the show changes almost every night we always make a point to spotlight John L.’s contra alto clarinet as well as Mark “Loveman” Pender on trumpet. (Mark is famous for his standout work in Conan O’Brien’s band, and notorious for his high notes on TMBG’s “Doctor Worm.”) And yes there is a show within a show—we have the Quiet Storm; a set of new arrangements of songs where it’s often quiet, but always stormy.

2.21 Brisbane  2.22 Brisbane SOLD OUT 2.23 Sydney SOLD OUT 2.24 Sydney

2.27 Perth SOLD OUT  3.1 Melbourne. 3.2 Melbourne SOLD OUT 3.3 Adelaide

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By popular demand, the many new and original songs that have populated this year’s Dial-A-Song project now are available on disc and as an instant download.

My Murdered Remains
 is 16 songs and includes the instant classics “The Communists Have the Music,” “Ampersand,” and “The Neck Rolls Aren’t Working.” And if you act right now the instant download also comes with a bonus disc of 16 additional songs, which has been casually dubbed More Murdered Remains. If you order the CD or pre-order the vinyl album you will also receive an instant download of all 32 killer tracks. Vinyl arrives mid to late March.

The Escape Team is a different kind of album set for the band, with eleven musical portraits of characters drawn from David Cowles’ comic book The Escape Team. The colorful tracks move from the cartoon violence of the book's Big Daddy Roth-inspired origins to mysterious prequels. Includes “The Poisonousness (feat. Robin Goldwasser),” “Jackie the Clipper,” “Chip the CHiP,” and eight more haunting tracks. And again, get the instant download, or order the CD or pre-order the vinyl album and you will also receive an instant download of album.

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A few years back we released a set of pre-production recordings that would become the John Henry album. Created with long time collaborator Patrick Dillett and our evolving live band, many of the tracks have previously been passed around the internet, often in compromised fidelity. Upon giving the material a closer listen, it only seemed fair that this bit of history got a better airing. These tracks in full high-fidelity not only sound remarkably fresh, they provide an interesting look into the process of the album’s creation. Get the instant download here. Of course, if you order the CD or pre-order the vinyl album you will also receive an instant download of album.

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