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- Posted on Mar 4th 2010 9:45AM by Luke Slater
A pair of shows on May 5 and 6 at Dublin's Olympia kicks things off, before they head over the Irish Sea to play at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham on May 10, Manchester's Apollo on May 11 and 12, and the SECC in Glasgow on May 14 and 15. A final two shows take place at London's Hammersmith Apollo on May 16 and 17.
The band, made up of New Zealanders Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, climbed to prominence by writing a BBC radio sit-com loosely based on their musical travails. This later became a full-blown TV series, following the band's search for fame in New York City, aired on HBO in America and the BBC in the UK.
Support on the Dublin, Manchester and Birmingham legs comes from Kristen Schaal, best known to Conchord fans as groupie Mel, whilst Arj Barker, who plays friend Dave, opens for them in London. Tickets for the shows go on sale this Friday, March 9.
Over the last few McKenzie and Clement have been up for and won a whole host of notable awards, including a nomination for Edinburgh Festival's Perrier Prize, Emmy nominations for Best Writer and Best Directing, and winning Best Comedy Album at the Grammys in 2007 for 'The Distant Future.' Their second full-length record, 'I Told You I Was Freaky,' was released last year.