pog_mahon wrote:I'm really new to Flight of the Conchords... So excuse me if this is a stupid question...
Are they currently touring? And, if so, is there a site that lists all of their upcoming events?
My boyfriend's a big fan, and I would love to surprise him with tickets to go see them...
To cover what you asked pog (nice nick btw, altho the translation is not so pretty
IIRC Jemaine said they will tour off the back of a new CD. If it comes out. And that is not a done deal as yet. They have yet to sign a record deal.
Usually with the guys, these things tend to be one offs or they go on and do a few gigs at other festivals or play a short run in New York or some such place before plane hopping elsewhere on the planet. They often add gigs later on in other areas. The thing with the US is its a vast place, so who knows where else they might go. Might go with places they have visited before, or they might go to some new towns. Hard to know or say.
Another problem is with the guys and gigs is they tend to be low key in their advertising and advance notice. Sometimes gig news only crops up a week or so in advance (as is the case for New York gigs often). Others get more notice but are not advertised as such. Also, they are not like a band 'touring'. I think people forget this. Its comedy clubs and so on they play as a rule. The comedy scene does not work like the music scene methinks. Thats how I see it anyways.
From past experience with the guys and their gig planning, it all tends to come along in dribs and drabs. You might find they confirm this date, but nothing else for ages and then a few all at once will be added. I'd not think of this as leading to a tour as yet. I'd still look at this as a one off event. It could be March 1 and dates two weeks ahead are put online.
This event sounds ok. It'd be cool if the Conchords do a full set. They played Glastonbury festival a couple of years back in the comedy tent and did 30 minutes or so. I'd suggest people look into the show length and so on before booking. I'd hate for people to travel miles to see them and only see a shortened set or something. I'd suggest being patient and waiting and seeing what the officilal site gives out info wise on bookings and show times etc.
I know I sound all down about it. I'm not lol. I think its cool, just I know how these things can pan out and paying a heap of money to go someplace for a couple of days is not something to take lightly.