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They Might Be Giants postpone their tour due to ‘immediate health issues’
September 4th, 2023 under They Might Be Giants. [ Comments: none ]

They Might Be Giants was supposed to perform overseas starting on October 2nd. However, today, they announced that they will be postponing their tour.

We regret to announce that we have to postpone our upcoming tours of Australia, England, Ireland, and Scotland due to immediate health issues. These temporary complications should be resolved in the coming months. We are eagerly looking forward to these shows which will now happen next year (this was the earliest we could secure the shows with the continuity of a tour). And yes, these will all still be super-deluxe “An Evening with” shows with two sets including all of Flood. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and your patience is most appreciated.

They did not say which John has the “immediate health issues” and what they were. But hopefully, he will be better soon.

This is not the first time they have had to postpone a tour in recent years. John Flansburgh was involved in a car accident in NYC on the way back from a gig in June 2022 and needed to take time off to recuperate.


They Might Be Giants’ John Flansburgh broke 7 ribs in a car accident
June 9th, 2022 under Sick Bay, They Might Be Giants. [ Comments: none ]

They Might Be Giants finally were back on the stage yesterday in NYC at The Bowery after the pandemic hiatus. Unfortunately, their excitement of being back on the road is short-lived.

John Linnell announced today that his singing partner, “Mr. John Flansburgh was in a rather serious car accident on his way home from the gig. The initial report is that he has seven broken ribs, several of which have multiple fractures. The good news is that no vital organs were involved and the long-term prognosis seems positive. Of course, there will be a lengthy recovery process.”

Therefore, they are postponing all of their June dates to let him heal. They are planning on resuming their tour on August 30th at Asbury Park.

Hopefully, Flans will be feeling better soon and out of the Birdhouse soon because TMBG puts on a great show, and I am sure they want to be making their fans in Istanbul to Constantinople happy again by performing live for them again.

One last note, I wonder if their song Seven will be or won’t be part of their setlist when the tour resumes. You know, because he broke 7 ribs? What? Too soon?


They Might Be Giants have a giant gift for their fans!
February 23rd, 2015 under Music, They Might Be Giants. [ Comments: none ]

If you love They Might Be Giants as much as I do, then you are going to love the fact that they are giving away an album for free on their site. Not just any record, but a live version of Flood to honor its 25th anniversary.
Last year, when the Johns were touring Australia, they were so overwhelmed by the love they were getting from the land Down Under that they decided to do something special for them. To make one of their sold out shows ever more memorable for their fans, they told Yahoo! Music that they played Flood in its entirety during one of them. The band recorded their performances on the tour and from those recording we get a free album.
Almost all of the songs sound just like did a quarter of a century ago, but some of them have a new sound. The opening to Istanbul (Not Constantinople) will amaze you. Birdhouse In Your Soul will make you feel like you are at the show. That is, if you close your eyes and start Whistling in the Dark.
This album is a must have for fans of music and TMBG.
I will admit, I am promoting this digital download, even after one of the Johns called me strange, many many moons ago. I can’t remember what I said to get that response, but it still hurts. Listening to live version of Flood makes it a little better, just a little bit.



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