JoCo in the Midwest, UK, Ireland
First I must say thank you to They Might Be Giants and especially our Chicago audience for letting us do our Flood show at Park West. I think it went very well – I know that Paul and Storm and I certainly had a blast, and it even felt kind of important or historic or something by the time we were done. Many have asked about us making a recording for sale, and currently we don’t have any plans to do this, it feels better as a special live thing. But you know, never say never…
Second, I often get complaints about Ticketmaster service charges. You should know that I also find them inappropriately high, and that I and my booking agent try to avoid them when possible, but ultimately it’s not up to us. It really comes down to the venues and/or promoters, and sometimes we don’t have a lot of choice in what venue we book in a particular town. BUT: when we can, we try to get the venue to sell tickets at their box office for a smaller service charge (ideally, zero). I’ve indicated where that’s the case here and on my Shows page, so read carefully if you want to save a few bucks.
Third, the UK/Ireland trip is mostly together now, we’ve even ordered the new UK/Ireland tour shirt, which we’ll reveal later. There are two dates that refuse to resolve themselves: The Bongo Club in Edinburgh on Nov 9, and Oran Mor in Glasgow on Nov 11. There seems to be some sort of mixup with the promoter, I’m not sure exactly what the problem is. We’re doing our best to resolve it, and I’m pretty sure those two dates are going to happen, but don’t hold me to it.
JoCo wraps up the Fall in the midwest:
Friday October 23 at 7 PM
Beachland Ballroom (Cleveland, OH) with Paul and Storm
NO SERVICE CHARGE if you buy with cash at the box office: (216) 383-1124.
Sunday October 25 at 8 PM
Majestic Theater (Madison, WI) with Paul and Storm
Monday October 26 at 7.30 PM
Guthrie Theater (Minneapolis, MN) with Paul and Storm
JoCo Visits the UK and Ireland:
Friday November 6 at 8 PM
Academy 2 (Dublin, IE) with Paul and Storm
Sunday November 8 at 7 PM
The Bongo Club (Edinburgh, UK) with Paul and Storm
Tuesday November 10 at 7 PM
Classic Grand (Glasgow, UK) with Paul and Storm
Thursday November 12 at 7.30 PM
Manchester Academy 3 (Manchester, UK) with Paul and Storm
Friday November 13 at 7 PM
Union Chapel (London, UK) with Paul and Storm
Sunday November 15 at 8 PM
The Tunnels Bristol (Bristol, UK) with Paul and Storm
And still there is more:
Thursday December 3 at 7 PM
World Café Live (Philadelphia, PA) with Paul and Storm
Friday December 4 at 8 PM
Rams Head Tavern (Annapolis, MD) with Paul and Storm
ONLY $2 SERVICE CHARGE if you buy tickets at the box office: (410)-244-1131.
Saturday December 5 at 8 PM
Rex Theater (Pittsburgh, PA) with Paul and Storm
Wednesday December 9 at 7 PM
Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY) with Paul and Storm
NO SERVICE CHARGE if you buy tickets at the Mercury Lounge box office: (212) 260-4700.
And that is the truth.