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Feb 29, 2016

FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS ANNOUNCE EUGENE MIRMAN AS SUPPORT ACT FOR FOX THEATRE SHOW JUNE 16

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(DETROIT–May 9, 2016) — Flight of the Conchords are very pleased to announce support acts for their upcoming "Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour,” welcoming comedian Eugene Mirman as direct support for their Fox Theatre performance on Thursday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. Additional acts include Arj Barker, John Hodgman, David O’ Doherty, Demetri Martin, Michael Che, and Kurt Braunohler on select dates. 

"A tour, you say? Well, I suppose I still have a bandana around here, somewhere…" so says Arj Barker, Australia’s favorite American comic.

Eugene Mirman says of the reunion with his former castmates, “It is a pleasure to reunite with my TV tenants and tour America once again. It’s nice to see that they are alive and allowed to leave their country full of wizards and people living in trees. I look forward to fixing their faucet every night on tour. I also look forward to putting lipstick on them in their sleep.”

Meanwhile, Irishman David O’Doherty offered this anecdote,  "I am incredibly excited to go on the road with FOTC. I played some piano in their first show at The Edinburgh Fringe in 2002 and some nights there were more people on stage (3) than there were in the audience. Fingers crossed that won't happen this time.”

Kurt Braunohler chimes in, “I'm excited beyond words to open for Flight of the Conchords! Really beyond words! To fully communicate my excitement I'll be giving out full body massages before each show (while burning a "Margarita Time" Yankee Candle, as Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" plays).”

In further exciting news, the June 28th Forest Hills Stadium show will feature support from Barker as well as John Hodgman and Demetri Martin. Meanwhile, the July 20th Forest Hills Stadium show will include Mirman alongside Hodgman and Michael Che.

"I am very excited about doing this show. Flight of the Condors is the best bird-based, Australian comedy band around,” offers Demetri Martin.

And this from John Hodgman, "I am thrilled to rejoin my brilliant and foreign friends THE FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS. I have long considered myself "The fifth Conchord" and have been touring profitably under that name for several years. I am grateful they have dropped the lawsuit.”

The fast-selling “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour,” is their first since co-headlining 2013’s “Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Tour.” The Grammy Award-winning folk comedy duo has new material in the works, which they’ll showcase exclusively at these shows. The amphitheatre and concert hall tour will also make stops in Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Seattle, Denver, Atlanta, and more.

The “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour” now spans June 9th in Port Chester, NY at the Capitol Theatre and ends July 27th in Los Angeles, CA at The Greek Theatre.

Eugene Mirman is currently known as the voice of “Gene” on Fox’s Emmy award-winning Bob’s Burgers. He's also supporting I’m Sorry, You’re Welcome, his acclaimed 9-volume, 7-LP comedy set out now worldwide on Sub Pop. Mirman has also appeared on Flight of the Conchords HBO series, Adult Swim’s Delocated, and has had two comedy specials on Comedy Central. His latest comedy special is available on Netflix. Mirman is also a frequent co-host of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s science show Star Talk. http://www.eugenemirman.com/

Read more about Flight of the Conchords: https://www.subpop.com/artists/flight_of_the_conchords
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