THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS PRESENT 30th ANNIVERSARY FLOOD SHOW
This event has been postponed from May 6, 2020/May 5, 2021 to March 30, 2022
In honor of the album that made them an international act, They Might Be Giants is celebrating Flood’s 30th anniversary in 2020 by performing the album, in its entirety, on stages in select cities across the US. The show is “an evening with” and TMBG will play two full sets with their barnstorming live band featuring the show-stopping Curt Ramm on trumpet. How will it be presented? In sequence, in reverse sequence, alphabetical, or mixed into additional repertoire? It could be different on any given night. But, in addition to Flood, the song selection in the “evening with” show will span the band’s entire career from early favorites to brand new tracks, as well as the live improvisations that have become a highlight of TMBG shows.
Before Alternative Rock, when rock dinosaurs still roamed the earth, They Might Be Giants crawled out of the primordial performance art scene of the Lower East Side and on to the college rock scene with a series of breakthrough songs and best-selling albums. Vaulted into the national scene by a series of highly creative videos, the band ultimately garnered the attention of the powerhouse major-label Elektra Entertainment. Collaborating with British hit-makers Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley, as well as emerging indie engineers Roger Moutenot and Patrick Dillett, the band embarked on an album that would leave their lo-fi roots behind in exchange for a sonic adventure to be called Flood. Embraced by critics and audiences alike, the 19-song album would go on to go platinum and garner a clutch of timeless favorites for the band including “Birdhouse in Your Soul,” “Your Racist Friend,” “Istanbul (Not Constantinople),” “Particle Man,” “Dead,” and many others.
SOME MORE GOOD NEWS IN BAD TIMES FROM THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS
In August, TMBG offered up a special limited edition benefit t-shirt with 100% of profits going to RAICES, a Texas legal team aiding separated families and detained minors seeking asylum in the US. Over the course of a wild month, the TMBG fan community raised $60,000. In the last days of the fundraiser, John Flansburgh accidentally auto-filled an email address meant for a Jeff on the band’s road crew with Jeff Lawson, the founder of Twilio, who had hosted the band at a company event a few years back. Jeff mentioned he was encouraged by the band’s effort to raise money to end this harrowing episode and he offered to match any funds raised by the band. This, in turn, led to a whole new wave of interest on social media, ultimately bringing the total money raised to $200,000. (Yes, the band raised $200,000 for a very good cause by selling t-shirts!)
No one under 16 years old admitted. Government issued identification is required
As the COVID-19 situation progresses with the spread of the Delta variant, it’s imperative that we take steps to ensure the safety of all our patrons in order to continue to operate. Based on current recommendations at the urging of most artists scheduled at Town Ballroom in the coming months we have decided to take the following precautions:
Upon our opening on September 10, ticket holders and attendees for *ALL* Town Ballroom shows and events must provide proof of a negative, lab-administered COVID-19 PCR or Rapid Test administered within 48 hours of entry. Home rapid tests unfortunately cannot and will not be accepted.
Ticket holders and attendees with proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination may bypass testing protocol and should provide New York State’s Excelsior Pass or physical vaccination card as accepted, valid proof.
Children under 12 may not attend events for the immediate future.
For safety of our staff: ticket holders and attendees will be required to wear masks upon entering Town Ballroom and are then strongly encouraged to be masked throughout the event.
We kindly ask anyone meeting any of the following criteria to not enter Town Ballroom:
-Anyone that has tested positive, or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within 10 days prior.
-Anyone that in the prior 48 hours has exhibited any of the following symptoms:
These protocols and procedures have been added due to the rapid escalation of COVID-19 and the Delta variant. Refusal to meet the following protocols will result in denial of entry.
We will be offering refunds to any patron that does not wish to comply with our new safety protocols from now until our re-opening on September 10th for all shows. Refunds can be made at point of purchase.
This situation is being monitored closely and these policies are subject to change at any time and on a show by show basis. We are extremely eager to see you all back at Town Ballroom. We ask that you please work with us so that we can stay open and keep live entertainment alive amidst a global pandemic.