American alt-rock duo and multi-Grammy award winners They Might Be Giants (TMBG) play their long-awaited return to the UK at the Royal Festival Hall on 26 June 2010 as part of See Further: The Festival of Science + Arts – a ten-day festival, from 25 June – 4 July 2010, to mark the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society.
Founded in 1982 by John Flansburgh and John Linnell, the band took their name from the 1971 film They Might Be Giants, which refers to how Don Quixote mistook windmills for evil giants. From their critically-acclaimed albums, innovative videos and recent success in the children's music genre, as well as their music for film and TV including Coraline, Austin Powers and Malcolm in the Middle, the Brooklyn-based duo has blazed a vivid and original career path. To date, TMBG has released 14 studio albums and has sold over 4 million records worldwide.
Renowned across the United States for their barnstorming and original performances, TMBG return to London on 26 June to perform two shows at the Royal Festival Hall. The matinee performance at 2pm is aimed at a family audience and then there is a second performance aimed at their more adult fan base at 8pm. They Might Be Giants will present material from their fourteenth album Here Comes Science which was released in September 2009, as well as old favourites. The new album follows on from the 2008 album Here Come the 123s, which won a Grammy Award for Best Children’s Album (Music). Their new project, Here Comes Science, bridges the gap between TMBG’s adult and young followers with a delightful exploration of the world of science, with stand out tracks including Electric Car, Meet the Elements, My Brother the Ape, I Am A Paleontologist and Science is Real.