They Might Be Giants LIVE
La Zona Rosa – Austin, TX
So, here’s the deal >> They Might Be Giants – Austin, TX performing at La Zona Rosa February 3. Oh what a show it’ll be at La Zona Rosa!
More about They Might Be Giants:
Who’s on tour? I’ll give you some clues.
They rock. They are cool. And they definitely have the talent… and They Might Be Giants. Oopps! Spilled it right there. They Might Be Giants is on their very long tour and they will be here in Texas. Now, that’s some awesome news, don’t you think?
They Might Be Giants 411
They Might Be Giants, also known as TMBG, is a band formed in 1982 in Brooklyn, New York.
Their music is categorized under the alternative rock genre. The band was created by John Linnell and John Flansburgh. Aside from them, currently, the band’s members are Dan Miller, Marty Beller and Danny Weinkauf.
Did you know? That the drum machine (an electronic instrument made to mimic drum sounds) was a big part of TMBG’s early years? Indeed. Linnell and Flansburgh used to perform with what is called a drum machine until in the early 90s when they became a total band.
You might be wondering about where they got the name… Well, you know George C. Scott’s 1971 film – ‘They Might Be Giants’? There you go.
They Might Be Giants – Album talk
To date, They Might Be Giants has released 15 studio albums, 6 live albums, 8 compilation albums, 21 extended plays (EP) and 5 video albums.
They Might Be Giants’ first album was self-titled (also known as ‘The Pink Album’) and was released on November 4, 1986. ‘Don’t Let’s Start’ was the first single from the album – also one of the band’s famous song to date. The band’s other albums were ‘Lincoln’, ‘Flood’, ‘Apollo 18’, ‘John Henry’, Factory Showroom’, ‘Long Tall Weekend’, ‘Mink Car’, ‘No!’, ‘The Spine’, ‘Here Come the ABCs’, ‘The Else’, ‘Here Come the 123s’, ‘Here Comes Science’ and ‘Join Us’. Some notable compilation albums from the band were ‘Don’t Let’s Start’, ‘Dial-A-Song: 20 Years of They Might Be Giants’, and ‘Album Raises New and Troubling Questions’.
‘Birdhouse in Your Soul’ was the first single from the album ‘Flood’. This song was used in a UK TV advert (Clarks Shoes). It owned the number 6 position on the UK Singles chart while peaking at number 3 on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart. From the same album, their cover of ‘Istanbul (Not Constantinople)’ gained a huge success too. Also from the same album, the song ‘Particle Man’ also garnered a lot of positive acceptance and, along with ‘Istanbul (Not Constantinople)’, was used in Warner Bros. ‘Tiny Toon Adventures’ (an animated series).
‘No’ was They Might Be Giants’ 9th studio album – also their first children’s album. It was released in June of 2002. ‘Here Come the ABCs’ was their 2nd children’s album – under Idlewild and Walt Disney records. Their 3rd children’s album (Here Come the 123s) was released in 2008 as a sequel of their 2nd album. ‘Here Comes Science’ was their 4th children’s album and was released on September 2009. This is basically their third ‘edutainment’ album for kids. This album gained a lot of positive reviews which include a 5-star rating from About.com.
‘Join Us’ is the most recent studio album (an adult album, for that matter). It was released in July of 2011. And also the reason why they are on tour. Currently, the album owns the number 8 position on the U.S. Billboard Rock Albums and U.S. Billboard Alternative Albums, number 9 on the U.S. Billboard Alternative Albums, and number 14 on the U.S. Billboard Tastemaker Albums.
Where is They Might Be Giants
at La Zona Rosa – Austin TX
When is They Might Be Giants Live
that would be February 3, 2012
They Might Be Giants Austin is a pretty rare occurrence. And La Zona Rosa is a great venue for an awesome rock band like them. Let us know at AustinConcertTickets.net if you happen to attend.. and thanks for visiting our site!!