After a long wait, the clock will soon strike business time: Flight of the Conchords are plotting their first tour together in five years.
According to Billboard, Jemaine Clement and partner Bret McKenzie are “planning on touring later on in the year in the States.” While specific details remain as-yet-unconfirmed, the duo will be debuting new material during these shows. “I really don’t like the studio part of music,” Clement explained. “I more enjoy playing live and letting others take care of the recording.”
Clement revealed the news during a promotional appearance at Sundance behind his latest film People, Places, Things.
After their titular HBO series halted production in 2009, Flight of the Conchords embarked on a very brief tour in mid-2010. Their activity has been sporadic since then, limited to a few one-off performances in 2012 and the release of a charity single for Red Nose Day. Last fall, reports surfaced of a tentative return to HBO, only for Clement and McKenzie to later clarify they were developing a separate project for the broadcasting giant. However, a long-rumored Flight of the Conchords movie/musical is still being considered.
Below, watch FoC perform “The Most Beautiful Girl (in the Room)” during a 2009 appearance on Letterman.