February 18, 2016


Flight of the Conchords to Reunite this Summer at Newport Folk Festival

As far as satirical folk duos from New Zealand go, Flight of the Conchords is certainly the world's most cherished. But Bret McKenzie and Jermaine Clement's eponymous HBO-show was cancelled in 2009, and the band hasn't toured the United States in three years. 

Luckily though, that's all about to change.

Flight of the Conchords are halting their North American hiatus this summer, and will headline the Newport Folk Festival on July 22 in Rhode Island. 

The dudes in FOTC may have been missing from our cultural landscape for a while, but both McKenzie and Clement have been plenty busy: McKenzie won an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2012 for his magnificent "Man or Muppet." Clement on the other hand, has featured in movies like Men in Black 3

FOTC hasn't announced a tour yet per-se, so any fans living in the northeastern United States would be wise to make the trip to Newport and see the band get their silly-jams on. The Newport Folk Festival will also feature performances from Father John Misty, Ray Lamontagne and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, to name a few.