They Might Be Giants Talk Int’l Tour

The first crop of new dates for They Might Be Giants has been revealed, detailing stops in the U.K. and U.S.

Photo: John Davisson
Sasquatch! Festival, Gorge Amphitheatre, Quincy, Wash.

This time around TMBG is touring in support of Join Us, set to drop July 19 on Idlewild/Rounder Records. Recorded in the new studio owned by collaborator Patrick Dillett, the album represents the first collection of They Might Be Giants’ signature alt-rock songs since 2007’s The Else. During the past four years the group has put out two children’s albums, 2008’s Here Come The 123s and 2009’s Here Comes The Science.

Looking for a taste of the new album? You can listen to the opening track – “Can’t Keep Johnny Down” right now. Just click here.

While the majority of the new dates take place in September, TMBG does have a few engagements planned for June and July, playing a free gig at the in Toronto June 11 as well as slotting a couple of shows in England, playing London’s Koko July 15 and the in Southwold July 16.

They Might Be Giants will play another free show when the group appears at Brooklyn, N.Y.’s Williamsburg Waterfront with Eugene Mirman July 29.

The night-after-night touring action gets underway with a show in New Haven, Conn., at Toad’s Place Sept. 8 followed by stops in Great Barrington, Mass., at the Mahaiwe Theatre Sept. 9 and Concord, N.H., at the Capitol Center For The Arts Sept. 10.

Other destinations include Ithaca, N.Y., at State Theatre Sept. 13; Cleveland, Ohio, at Beachland Ballroom Sept. 16; Detroit’s Majestic Theatre Sept. 19; Indianapolis at The Vogue Sept. 22; Chicago’s Riviera Theatre Sept. 23; Nashville at Cannery Ballroom Sept. 27 and Philadelphia at the Theatre Of Living Arts Sept. 30. Last day on the schedule comes with TMBG playing two shows (6:30 p.m. & 9 p.m.) at Boston’s Berklee Performance Center Oct. 1.

Photo: John Davisson
Freebird Live, Jacksonville, Fla.

Expect more dates to be announced shortly with the plan calling for TMBG to hit six countries and more than 50 U.S. cities before returning the tour bus to the garage. For more information, visit