Flight of the Conchords return to Florida

Julian Balboa/Contributing Writer

Flight of the Conchords have announced their “Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords” summer tour and are setting their sights on Boca Raton and St. Augustine for their only Florida appearances since their Miami show in 2009.

Flight of the Conchords are a comedy-folk musical act from New Zealand with two albums and an EP to their career, as well as a cult following to their HBO series of an eponymous nature. They are made up of guitarists/vocalists Jermaine Clement and Brent McKenzie. They formed in 1998 after having met as roommates at their apartment while attending the Victoria University of Wellington.

According to FotC fan site, What the Folk, the band refer to themselves as “the almost award-winning fourth-most-popular folk duo in New Zealand.” Signed to Sub Pop records, the group released their only albums, “Flight of the Conchords” and “I Told You I Was Freaky,” in 2008 and 2009 respectively.

They broke up shortly after the cancellation of their HBO TV series, but in 2012, reunited and have since gone on multiple tours with a handful of rumors of a third album in full swing after the most recent announcement.

It goes without saying that it’s been a long time since they’ve come down to Florida. That’s usually the case with most artists that go on tour. Miami and the rest of Florida, is often ignored in favor of not having to spend more money on making the trek down south, yet Atlanta, Georgia is a popular stop for artists.

It’s difficult for students on a budget to make the trip to Atlanta to see their favorite artists, but when a well-respected artist goes out of their way to perform at a local venue, it’s appreciated with overwhelming response.

With any hope, the forthcoming Flight of the Conchords concerts in Boca Raton and St. Augustine will sell out and have overwhelming demand for them to return once again.

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