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Flight of the Conchords on their way

Folk comedy duo Flight Of The Conchords is coming to Australia in July.
Folk comedy duo Flight Of The Conchords is coming to Australia in July. Lynda Feringa

NEW Zealand's folk comedy duo Flight Of The Conchords is coming to Australia in July.

Funny men Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement will visit for their first ever run of Australian headline shows.

"We are finally returning to Australia. Mostly to apologise," Jemaine Clement said.

In a career spanning almost fifteen years, Flight Of The Conchords has become one of Australia's favourite comedy and musical acts.

After getting their start in stand up comedy, Bret and Jemaine created a radio series for BBC Radio 2 before launching the acclaimed HBO comedy series Flight Of The Conchords, which shot them into international stardom.

The series spanned two seasons and earned them 10 Emmy nominations and a WGA nomination for Best Comedy Series.

Flight Of The Conchords produced two successful soundtracks - Flight Of The Conchords and I Told You I Was Freaky.

These albums earned the band six spots in the Triple J Hottest 100 over two years for hits like 'Business Time' and 'Hurt Feelings'.

Flight Of The Conchords has come a long way from winning Best Newcomer at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival more than a decade ago.

Most recently, both performers have been pursuing the big screen.

Bret took on the role of Music Supervisor for The Muppets movie and recently won the Best Original Song Oscar for his composition Man Or Muppet.

This track beat out its counterpart from the film Rio to win the award, a film that coincidentally featured Bret's partner and upcoming Men In Black III star Jemaine Clement.

Tickets go on sale from 9am on Tuesday April 17 and can be purchased on 13 28 49 or www.ticketek.com.au.

For more information, visit www.flightoftheconchords.co.nz, or check out their Facebook and Twitter pages.

 

Flight Of The Conchords tour dates

  • Sydney Opera House - Thursday, July 5
  • Brisbane Entertainment Centre - Saturday, July 7
  • Newcastle Entertainment Centre - Tuesday, July 10
  • WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong - Wednesday, July 11
  • The Plenary, Melbourne - Saturday, July 14
  • Challenge Stadium, Perth - Wednesday, July 18

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