3Arena, Dublin: 15th & 16th June, 2018. Click here to view available tickets.
Flight of the Conchords announce rescheduled shows for the Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour in the UK and Ireland June 15th-July 4th
Original tickets remain valid for corresponding dates.
Grammy Award-winning folk comedy duo Flight of the Conchords (aka Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie) had to postpone their UK and Ireland edition of the “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour” due to Bret’s hand injury.
Thankfully, bones heal. And now, FOTC is pleased to announce their newly rescheduled arena and theatre tour, which begins June 15th in Dublin at 3Arena and continue through July 2nd-4th with a three night stand in London at Eventim Apollo.
Original tickets for the March dates remain valid for corresponding dates.
Please see the dates below.
Jun. 15 - Dublin, IE - 3Arena (rescheduled from March 25th)
Jun. 16 - Dublin, IE - 3Arena (rescheduled from April 2nd)
About Flight of the Conchords:
In 2005, Bret and Jemaine received an invitation to perform at the Aspen Comedy Festival, in Colorado, USA. Against tradition they left New Zealand’s summer to go to the northern hemisphere’s winter and were shocked by the snow when they stepped off the plane in t-shirts and jandles. The HBO executives liked their act and asked them to film a half hour performance for a stand-up comedy show called One Night Stand.
Over the next four years they made a TV pilot, a sitcom, released an EP (The Distant Future) and a full length album (self-titled LP), toured North America, made a sandwich, filmed a second season of the sitcom, toured North America again, released a second album (I Told You I Was Freaky), and went back to New Zealand (read more at Sub Pop).
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About Flight of the Conchords:
Bret and Jemaine first met in 1996 at Victoria University Wellington. Jemaine vividly remembers the first time he met Bret; “he was wearing a hat”. Bret doesn’t remember meeting Jemaine, but says it was unforgettable.
They were both acting in a University Drama Club production called Body Play. Bret and Jemaine were put in a group of five men to create a short theatrical piece about male body issues. The most memorable part of the show was the costumes. They wore nothing but skin coloured bike shorts giving the audience the illusion that they were naked. From that short vignette, the group of five developed another pseudo nude show called So, You’re A Man. They performed to sell-out audiences in Wellington and Auckland and were then invited to perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
They flew to Australia for a one month season at a Melbourne comedy club called The Last Laugh. The group couldn’t believe they were being paid to perform and Bret blew his entire first pay cheque on a pair of leather pants. Unfortunately the Australians didn’t appreciate the show like they had in New Zealand, and the season was cancelled after one week.
In 1998 Bret and Jemaine decided to start a band. With a combined knowledge of three chords on the guitar, they set about jamming out. The first song was “Foux Du FaFa, (two chords) and they called themselves Moustache. The four-piece band had Bret on Casio-tone, Jemaine on guitar, and their friends Toby Laing and Tim Jaray on trumpet and double bass. They performed their one song at the Wellington Fringe Festival late night club and members of the audience were said to have been “mildly impressed” by the act.
After the encouraging feedback, the pair continued to write songs in their living room, subjecting their six flatmates to relentless three-chord jams. After several weeks they knew four chords and Jemaine got them a gig to perform at the Thursday night Comedy Club. On the afternoon of the gig they realized they needed a band name. The initial list of names included Roxygen Supply, Albatrocity, and Tanfastic. But the final name was chanced upon in a series of events that went something like this: Jemaine went to the bathroom and noticed the flat toilet was called the Concorde, he returned from the bathroom to suggest the name Conchord, and Bret said “What about Flight of the Conchords”, and Jemaine said “okay”, and Bret said “okay “, and Jemaine said “okay then” and Bret said “We should go to the gig, we’re late”.