Band meeting anyone?
Flight of the Conchords are reuniting for the first time in three years, for a performance at Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island.
It will be the first time Kiwi duo of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement have got the band back together since their show at the Funny or Die Oddball Festival in 2013.
— FlightoftheConchords (@fotc) February 17, 2016
The Newport Folk Festival takes place from from July 22-24, 2016.
But apparently nobody told their manager Murray (Rhys Darby).
I don't remember organizing this… guys? https://t.co/dKjmETwhC0
— Rhys Darby (@rhysiedarby) February 17, 2016
Does this mean there will be more?
Obviously a one-off show at Rhode Island isn’t convenient for everyone, so naturally loyal fans of the comedy band, who rose to fame in their HBO show between 2007 and 2009, will be hoping it’s the impetus for further touring or even more screen time.
Much of this will depend on their schedules.
Since the HBO show ended, Clement has made the gloriously funny vampire flick What We Do in the Shadows and lent his voice to everything from a Napoleon Dynamite TV series to Despicable Me.
McKenzie has also been busy, winning an Oscar for Best Song for his work on The Muppets and starring in the New Zealand film Two Little Boys.
But equally, neither have really taken Hollywood by storm, so perhaps they’ll be tempted to bring back New Zealand’s greatest musical exports since Crowded House.
While no further tour dates have been announced, Clement told Consequence of Sound last year:
“We are hoping to announce a tour. We’ll announce it before the end of the year, hopefully, and then some time next year get on the road … after we get some new guitar strings and that sort of thing.”
They also hinted at a FOTC movie last year:
“We have actually started writing one. We’ve written some notes for some different film ideas.”
If it means more songs like ‘Ladies of the World’ then we’re all in.