2015 is already destined to be a huge year for They Might Be Giants, with two albums slated for release and national and international touring taking them across the world. But that is just the beginning!
DIAL-A-SONG IS BACK ON THE PHONE AND ONLINE!
From the first downloadable album to audio and video podcasts to smart phone apps, They Might Be Giants' career has always been one of unlikely innovation. And now their most notorious innovation Dial-A-Song is back! Originally launched in 1983 out of John Flansburgh’s Brooklyn kitchen via a consumer answering machine, Dial-A-Song let listeners in on the latest and greatest from the band years before their career took off on a national level. Now, for all of 2015, the Brooklyn originals return to their high concept/no budget idea with a toll free number at (844) 387-6962 as well as via the web at www.DialASong.com, all launching on January 5th.
PREMIERES ON SLATE’S "THE GIST" AND THE DIAL-A-SONG RADIO NETWORK
The band will release 52 new recordings in 52 weeks (yes, you read that right). A new track debuts every Monday night on Slate’s “The Gist” podcast with Mike Pesca. On Tuesday mornings the tracks go to the site, to YouTube, iTunes, and all other digital retailers. The songs will also be played on over 100 radio stations via the Dial-A-Song Radio Network.
Those that prefer a download can join the band’s Dial-A-Song Direct service on Drip.fm and get the whole year's worth of tracks for just 30 bucks.
TMBGs’ DIAL-A-SONG ACROSS AMERICA TOUR
The first leg of the band's national touring schedule in 2015 stops in most major markets and beyond: Seattle, Portland OR, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas, Austin, Cleveland, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Madison, and many many more.
THE LAST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH IN BROOKLYN
Brooklyn is home for TMBG and what better way to keep the home fires burning than a monthly stand in Williamsburg? Starting in January the band will play a special “evening with” concert the last Sunday of every month. The first show sold out instantly last month, so to keep things interesting the band is doing something extra for all the upcoming shows: February’s theme is First Album, March is Flood, April is a Dial-A-Song special playing all the latest tracks from the project, May is The Else (!!!).... and there is more to come!
AND WHAT ABOUT SOME SONG TITLES?
Early confirmation on song titles: Madam, I Challenge You to A Duel; Music Jail Pt. 1&2; Underwater Woman; Unpronounceable; Let Me Tell You About My Operation; End of the Rope; and Hate the Villanelle to name less than a seventh of the songs created for this most ambitious project!
Known for recording numerous themes most notably The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and the GRAMMY-winning Malcolm In the Middle theme, the band has 2 platinum albums, 2 gold albums, and have won two GRAMMYs. Stay tuned for more from They Might Be Giants coming soon!
Spring 2015 National Tour Dates
1/25 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg ***SOLD OUT***
2/22 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (First Album Show)
3/29 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (Flood Show)
4/16 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small's Theatre
4/17 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
4/18 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
4/19 Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
4/21 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
4/22 Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
4/23 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
4/24 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
4/25 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
4/26 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (Dial-A-Song Show)
5/1 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
5/2 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
5/3 San Diego, CA @ Belly Up
5/5 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
5/6 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
5/7 Seattle, WA @ Neptune
5/8 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
5/9 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
5/10 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
5/13 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
5/14 Austin, TX @ Stubb's
5/15 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
5/16 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
5/17 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
5/31 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (The Else Show)