Flight of the Conchords have just announced plans for a 2015 tour. According to Billboard, the New Zealand duo are planning to return to the United States, but it’s not for a TV reunion. Instead, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie are going to set out on a tour.
In an interview, Clement didn’t have much details to spare about it, but did say the duo are “planning on touring later on in the year in the States. It isn’t very solid yet, but we’ve been talking about it.”
One of the most exciting tidbits to come out of the interview is that the Flight of the Conchords guys will play new songs for their upcoming tour.
“I really don’t like the studio part of music,” he says. “I more enjoy playing live and letting others take care of the recording.”
As fans of the ten-time Emmy-nominated HBO show know, despite critical acclaim and finding a niche audience, Flight of the Conchords was pulled in 2009 after their second season.
At the time, a statement was released by Clement and McKenzie.
“We’ve noticed the less we say about the future of the show, the more people want to talk about it, so in an effort to reverse this trend we are today announcing that we won’t be returning for a third season. We’re very proud of the two seasons we made and we like the way the show ended.”
Although HBO wanted a third season from the guys, the two were happy with what they got out of their two season run, and had enough of doing the show.
Back before it was announced, McKenzie told the New Zealand Herald, “The second series seems to me like it would be a good end to the show.”
Back in 2011 Bret McKenzie spoke about the possibility of a Flight of the Conchords movie. Back then, it seemed like the two were definitely cooking something up, or at least thinking about it.
He told Collider, “We’re gonna try and do a movie. We just need a story.”
Here’s some fan reaction to the upcoming tour.
Happiness Alert: The Flight of the Conchords are mulling a late 2015 tour!
— Loueyville (@loueyville) January 29, 2015
— Samantha Wentling (@SoSamIam) January 29, 2015
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