Conchords to tour UK

First dates in five years

Flight of the Conchords have announced a 15-night European tour in May, including dates in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin.

These will be the first British date in five years for the New Zealand folk comedy duo, who were nominated for the Perrier award in 2003.

Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie will also play the Netherlands, Norway Sweden and Denmark as part of the tour.

And they will be joined by co-stars from their HBO and BBC TV show, with Arj Barker supporting them in London and Scandinavia, and Kristen Schaal

The tour follows the end of the second series of their cult hit show and the release of their second full-length album, I Told You I Was Freaky.

Clement said: ‘Flight of the Conchords has had a great relationship with the UK in the past. In some ways you could say we got our start there, and we were always over at the UK’s house. But then one night, some heated words were said and Flight Of The Conchords left in a huff. We haven’t been back since.

‘That was five years ago, Now, we’re coming back to say we’re sorry. We’ll also be visiting our old friend Ireland, an acquaintance that we had an uneasy first date with called The Netherlands and some countries we have never met called Norway and Sweden.’

Tickets went on sale at 9amon Friday March 5. Click here to buy them.

The full dates are:

May 3: Amsterdam Melkweg Max

May 4:Amsterdam Melkweg Max

May 5 and 6: Dublin Olympia

May 10: Birmingham NIA

May 11-12 : Manchester Apollo

May 14-15: Glasgow SECC

May 16-17: London Hammersmith Apollo

May 20: Bergen Grieghallen

May 22:  Oslo Folkteatern

May 23: Copenhagen Vega

May 24:  Stockholm Cirkus

Published: 4 Mar 2010

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