They Might Be Giants plan special shows for Boston

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They Might Be Giants have announced plans for their first international tour in over a decade this Fall, hitting six countries and over fifty cities in the United States. The band will return to Boston’s Berklee Performance Center for a pair of shows on Saturday, October 1. Tickets for the shows will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for $25.

Led by Massachusetts natives John Flansburgh and John Linnell, They Might Be Giants will split their catalog in two halves based on alphabetical order for the two Boston shows. “An Evening of Songs from A – M” will take place  at 6:30 p.m., while “An Evening of Songs from N – Z” will follow at 9:00 p.m. The band will be touring with recent additions to their songbook as their latest album, Join Us, is slated for release on July 19.  Having focused mainly on family-oriented projects over the past few years (including a fun set on the Kid’s Stage at last summer’s Life Is Good Festival), Join Us finds the band back to their zany alternative rock roots. It’s the band’s fifteenth studio effort first adult orientated album since 2007’s The Else.

For those who can’t wait until October, you can also catch TMBG at the Mahaiwe Theatre in Great Barrington, Massachusetts on September 9 or the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord, New Hampshire on September 10.

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