Flight of the Conchords announce rescheduled UK tour dates

It's Business Time: New Zealand duo Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie take their comedy music act on the road next year

Article by The Skinny | 26 Mar 2018
  • Flight of the Conchords

It's Business Time once again for Flight of the Conchords. As you're probably aware, the comedy duo failed to take flight on their scheduled UK tour dates as one of the Conchords – Bret McKenzie – managed to damage his wing, putting the tour on hold.

“Unfortunately I’ve broken two bones in my hand in a very rock ‘n’ roll injury – falling down some stairs," McKenzie wrote on Facebook at the time. “The doctors have informed me that I won’t be able to perform for several weeks. I’m sorry not to be able to do these upcoming shows but I’m looking forward to coming back and finishing the tour when I have two fully functioning hands.”

Now those rescheduled dates have been announced, with the duo returning to the UK and Ireland this June and July. The pair were origionally scheduled to play their only Scottish date in Glasgow tonight (26 Mar), but will now head to SSE Hydro on 18 June. The full list of rescheduled shows are below:

15 Jun – 3Arena, Dublin (rescheduled from 25 Mar)
16 Jun – 3Arena, Dublin (rescheduled from 2 Apr)
18 Jun – SSE Hydro, Glasgow (rescheduled from 26 Mar)
20 Jun – The O2, London (rescheduled from 3 Apr)
21 Jun – The O2, London (rescheduled from 29 Mar)
22 Jun – The O2, London (rescheduled from 30 Mar)
24 Jun – First Direct Arena, Leeds (rescheduled from 27 Mar)
25 Jun – Echo Arena, Liverpool (rescheduled from 1 Apr)
26 Jun – Genting Arena, Birmingham (rescheduled from 22 Mar)
28 Jun – Manchester Arena (rescheduled from 23 Mar)
2 Jul – Eventim Apollo, London (rescheduled from 18 Mar)
3 Jul – Eventim Apollo, London (rescheduled from 19 Mar)
4 Jul – Eventim Apollo, London (rescheduled from 20 Mar)

Original post (23 Oct 2017)

We thought it would be The Distant Future before we got to see genius musical comedy act Flight of the Conchords perform live again, but Ladies of the World (and gents too) can rejoice in the news that "New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo a capella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo" will be coming to a UK city near your with their rapturously daft songs.

The New Zealand duo Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie have parodied every genre of music over the years, from the Marvin Gaye-esque Business Time to the Black Eyed Peas-like Sugalumps to their hilarious David Bowie homage Bowie in Space. They even do some hip-hop in the form of their alter egos the Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros. Expect them to perform some of the above and much much more when they come to Glasgow’s Hydro and other venues across the UK.

The full Flight of the Conchords UK tour dates for spring 2018 are below:

Mon 19 Mar – Eventim Apollo, London
Tue 20 Mar – Eventim Apollo, London
Thu 22 Mar – Genting Arena, Birmingham
Fri 23 Mar – Manchester Arena
Mon 26 Mar – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Tue 27 Mar – First Direct Arena, Leeds
Thu 29 Mar – O2 Arena, London
Sun 1 Apr – Echo Arena, Liverpool

Tickets for the Flight of the Conchords go on presale at 10am on Wed 25 Oct, and go on general sale at 10am on Fri 27 Oct. More info here