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Tour Updates: They Might Be Giants, Sage Francis

Alternative geek rockers John Linnell and John Flansburgh, a.k.a. They Might Be Giants, have announced a nine-date U.S. tour to preview tunes from The Else, the band’s Dust Bros.-produced record slated for release this summer. The outing will commence with a show in Newmarket, NH May 3, then lead through assorted New England cities. From there, the duo will hit Pittsburgh, Asbury Park, NJ and New York City before skipping west for shows in Las Vegas and San Diego.

They Might Be Giants tour dates:

5/3, Newmarket, NH (Stone Church)
5/4, Burlington, VT (Higher Ground)
5/5, Northampton, MA (Iron Horse)
5/8, Charlottesville, VA (Starr Hill)
5/9, Pittsburgh, PA (Mr. Smalls)
5/11, Asbury Park, NJ (Stone Pony)
5/16, New York, NY (Joe’s Pub)
5/18, Las Vegas, NV (Orleans Theatre)
5/19, San Diego, CA (Belly Up Tavern)

Before logging summer performances with Rage Against the Machine, the Wu-Tang Clan, and Nas on the Rock the Bells tour, Rhode Island-based slam poet and rapper Sage Francis will head out on the road for a 39-date tour of the U.S. in support of his sophomore effort Human the Death Dance out May 8 via Epitaph. Kicking off with a pair of performances in Boston May 23 & 24, the tour will then lead throughout the Eastern seaboard, head south hitting cities like Atlanta, Orlando, and New Orleans and weave through the Southwest. Next, Sage Francis will ascend the West Coast then turn back east, stopping in cities like Denver, Omaha, and Chicago.

Sage Francis tour dates:

5/23, Boston, MA (Middle East)
5/24, Boston, MA (Middle East)
5/25, New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)
5/26, New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)
5/27, Long Island, NY (Crazy Donkey)
5/29, Philadelphia, PA (Trocadero)
5/30, Baltimore, MD (Ottobar)
5/31, Washington, DC (Rock and Roll Hotel Theater)
6/1, Chapel Hill, NC (Cat’s Cradle)
6/2, Atlanta, GA (Masquerade)
6/4, Orlando, FL (Firestone)
6/6, New Orleans, LA (House of Blues)
6/7, Houston, TX (Warehouse Live)
6/8, Dallas, TX (Granada Theater)
6/9, Austin, TX (Emo’s)
6/11, Albuquerque, NM (Launchpad)
6/12, Phoenix, AZ (Clubhouse)
6/13, Tucson, AZ (Congress Hotel)
6/15, Los Angeles, CA (Henry Fonda Theater)
6/16, Pomona, CA (Glass House)
6/17, San Diego, CA (Soma)
6/19, San Francisco, CA (Fillmore)
6/20, San Francisco, CA (Fillmore)
6/22, Portland, OR (Roseland Theatre)
6/23, Seattle, WA (Showbox Showroom)
6/24, Bellingham, WA (Night Light Theater)
6/25, Bend, OR (Pavillion)
6/27, Boise, ID (The Venue)
6/28, Salt Lake City, UT (In The Venue)
6/29, Denver, CO (Gothic Theater)
6/30, Denver, CO (Gothic Theater)
7/2, Omaha, NE (Sokol Hall)
7/3, Iowa City, IA (Picadero)
7/5, Minneapolis, MN (First Ave)
7/6, Chicago, IL (The Abbey)
7/7, Chicago, IL (The Abbey)
7/9, Grand Rapids, MI (Intersection)
7/10, Detroit, MI (Magic Stick)
7/11, Pittsburgh, PA (Mr. Smalls)
7/12, Providence, RI (Lupo’s)

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