A They Might Be Giants show is one of the few live shows that requires an explicit “FOR AGES 14+ ONLY” warning. For more than 30 (!) years, Johns Flansburgh and Linnell have effortlessly moved and blurred the lines between geeky “adult” music (Lincoln, Flood, the upcoming I Like Fun) and geeky “kid” music (Here Come The ABCs, Here Come The 123s, Here Comes Science). In the ’80s and ’90s, TMBG struck a chord with an army of put-upon junior-high dorks with songs like “Ana Ng” and “Birdhouse In Your Soul”; today, they delight the offspring of those same dorks with songs like “The Vowel Family,” “Ten Mississippi,” and “I Am A Paleontologist.” TMBG are a geek-rock institution like no other, bridging young and old, past and present, cool and square. Plus, just look at the above still from the Flood promo.
So let it be known that They Might Be Giants are coming to Milwaukee’s Pabst Theater on Friday, March 16, 2018, and that the show is for AGES 14+ ONLY. What can fans expect this time around? An expanded lineup of musicians, and a set of “all-time favorites, fresh rarities spanning their epic career, and spur-of-the-moment improvisations.” Leave the kids at home. This one is gonna be a doozy.
General admission tickets are $29.50, and go on sale Friday, November 3 at 10 a.m. Why is the world in love again? A brand new They Might Be Giants show for 2018, of course.