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Listen: They Might Be Giants bring back Dial-A-Song.

Photo Dominic Neitz

 

They Might Be Giants have set themselves up for a crazy year. They have two albums set to release in 2015, a national and international tour, and are bringing back Dial-A-Song for the Internet age. First launched in 1983 from John Flansburgh’s Brooklyn kitchen via an answering machine, Dial-A-Song let listeners in on the most recent songs from the band years before their career took off nationally. And for all of 2015, the high concept/no budget idea returns with a toll free number at (844) 387-6962 as well as via the web at www.DialASong.com.

The 2015 Dial-A-Song reboot comes to life with a new track debuting every Monday night on Slate’s “The Gist” podcast with Mike Pesca for the entirety of the year. The following Tuesday morning, the tracks are put up on dialasong.com,  YouTube, iTunes, etc. The songs will also be played on over 100 radio stations via the Dial-A-Song Radio Network. Those that prefer a download can join the band’s  Dial-A-Song Direct service on Drip.fm and get the whole year’s worth of tracks for just $30.

Watch the first song, Erase, now.  To see if They Might Be Giants is coming your way, check out the tour dates below.

Spring 2015 National Tour Dates

1/25 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg ***SOLD OUT***
2/22 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (First Album Show)
3/29 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (Flood Show) ***SOLD OUT***
4/16 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
4/17 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
4/18 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
4/19 Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
4/21 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
4/22 Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
4/23 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
4/24 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
4/25 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
4/26 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (Dial-A-Song Show)
5/1 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
5/2 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
5/3 San Diego, CA @ Belly Up
5/5 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
5/6 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
5/7 Seattle, WA @ Neptune
5/8 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
5/9 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
5/10 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
5/13 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
5/14 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
5/15 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
5/16 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
5/17 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
5/31 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (The Else Show)

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