Why is the world in love again?

Why are we marching hand in hand?
Why are the ocean levels rising up?
It’s a brand new record for 1990…
They Might Be Giants brand new album Flood!

It’s the 30th anniversary (give or take) of Flood, and TMBG are going on tour.

I bought my tickets for the KC show on 2/28/2020, and even though it’s been rescheduled (multiple times) to almost three years later, I’m still not sure if I’m going to feel safe enough to go. Still, I’m excited that they’re going forward after so long, and I wish them a successful, and most of all safe tour.

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No ATL… :expressionless:

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jeez, too bad practically every date is sold out! : (

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People are ready to get out and see shows again… And who wouldn’t want to see TMBG do Flood.

I saw them once when they did a kid’s show here and they brought the house down with Istanbul…

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There’s also the matter that the tickets have been on sale for almost three years at this point, assuming they have been available this whole time. The KC show still had tickets available in the run up to the original concert date, but has since sold out. I apologize for not mentioning the tour sooner.

I think I’ve seen TMBG in concert 3 times. Here’s what I’ve been able to reconstruct with the help of the Internet:

I didn’t go to all of those concerts with the same people each time, but the one friend who was there for all three is who I’m planning on going to this new concert with, ~24 years later.

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Oh no worries! I mean, like I said, no ATL dates anyways…

Now THAT is awesome!

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i remember when the album came out, and some of my friends turned me on to it. it’s still in rotation in my music list to this day – never fails to bring a smile. it would be incredibly fun to see the whole thing done live!

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It’s a near perfect album, for sure.

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in related news, I read this morning that John Flansburgh was in a serious car accident! broke several ribs, but otherwise i believe he’s ok. June tour dates are postponed. i’m sure this will ripple down the schedule. I hope he recovers quickly!

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Just came to say the same thing, @LockeCJ . There’s a poost about the accident and postponement at the other place in the fuck today thread. Seems like it’ll be 25 years before you see them again :tired_face:

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Oh no! Professor Flans!

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my highschool friend kept his weed in his pocket inside a cassette shell with the Flood insert. it was one of those inserts that covered the back, too, so the inside was fully hidden. since we all still lived at home, “hey, man, do you want to listen to your Flood tape?” became a convenient way for all of our friends to publicly make plans to get high.
a few years later he and I saw TMBG perform at Vanderbilt which happened to be on my birthday. was great.

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Hoping for a speedy recovery. I saw this in my Facebook feed today.

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It might have turned out better if it was a mink car. (Hope he recovers quickly!)

I saw the 20th anniversary Flood show in St. Louis. We’ve seen them here at least 5 times? Including Mardi Gras one year when it was about 9 degrees outside. John Linnell said “if my playing is off tonight, it’s because I can’t feel my fingers.” We were surrounded by drunk idiots, one of whom wanted to turn the slippery frozen mud field into a mosh pit but got decked by the woman next to me who’d had enough.

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Another update on John F’s condition:

JOHN F. HIT BY A REAL CAR, SHOWS POSTPONED

As you probably know from our previous posts, last week John F. was seriously injured riding in a car service that was hit by a drunk driver’s vehicle. Of course, the band’s long-delayed shows once again need to be rescheduled, and we are working on that right now. Watch this space for updates. Right now, we are all expecting Flansburgh’s full recovery by the end of July, so the August shows seem safe.

A NOTE FROM JOHN F.

Via @FlansyFlans on Instagram:
“Hey everybody—John F., guitar man of They Might Be Giants here with an update on my scene. After six long days at the hospital, I am now recovering at home. It will be slow but I am already feeling much better (at least that’s what the meds told me to say). This week’s shows will all be happening eventually, and I can guarantee they will be worth the wait. Thanks to all for your kind notes, and thanks to the Daily News for bumping me up to lead guitarist. (Dan, it wasn’t me!)”

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To tide folks over:

Istanbul (Not Constantinople) - Wikipedia.

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