Two-time Grammy Award-winning, alternative rock, experimental rock and children’s music duo They Might Be Giants has rescheduled their tour celebrating the band’s 30th anniversary of their certified platinum album Flood originally released on the Elektra Records label. The Brooklyn-based duo was scheduled to go on tour from Mar. through Oct. of 2020, however those plans were put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They Might Be Giants has announced that the new tour dates will be from Apr. 20201 through Sep. 2021. According to the band’s website, most of the shows appear to be sold out.
The band plans on playing the entire Flood album over two full sets. Determining in which order the songs will be play appears to be of significant interest to fans. The bands website states “How will it be presented? In sequence, in reverse sequence, alphabetical, or mixed into additional repertoire? It could be different on any given night.”
The album gained international attention as the duo went on tour in Europe and played a series of shows in Germany. In 2015, They Might Be Giants released Flood Live in Australia, a recording of a show they played in Australia in 2013.
In addition to the live album, the band re-released the Flood in 2013 on Elektra Records, on the European label Music On Vinyl in 2014 and on the band’s own label Idlewild Recordings in 2015.
While most recent news surrounding the band is focused on the tours postponement, the band’s guitarist Daniel Miller, was recently featured in Guitar World for a pull off technique that the guitarist uses with the blues scale to create a unique sound. The guitarist employs this technique during the song “Damn Good Times and Istanbul (Not Constantinople)”, which is the fourth track on the Flood album.