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They Might Be Giants Have A Record Year 35 Years After Forming

by Paul Cashmere on August 16, 2018

in News

They Might Be Giants are having their best year ever. When John Flansburgh and John Linnell formed They Might Be Giants in 1982 they never expected it to be their lifelong career.

In 2018, with 50 shows under their belt, the business of They Might Be Giants has banks almost $1.2 million in tickets sales and there is still another 30 dates for 2018 to go.

John Linnell sees his band as midrange and spoke to Pollstar about it. “This is an industry that has no middle. There’s legacy acts that are so big they’re probably disappointed that they’re not doing much better, and there’s all these baby bands just wondering how long they can stand sleeping on the floor of a van, and there’s not a lot in between.

https://www.pollstar.com/article/they-might-still-be-giants-50-date-run-grosses-12-million-band-hitting-new-markets-35-years-later-136086

When They Might Be Giants first started performing, on a good night they went for a $200 guarantee.

These days a show is worth around $50,000 to They Might Be Giants. They comfortably sell between 1500 and 2000 tickets per show, which for a “midrange” band adds up.

They Might Be Giants released their debut album in 1986. Their highest charting single in Australia was ‘Boss Of Me’, best known for its synch deal with Malcolm In The Middle.

They Might Be Giant’s most popular song in the USA was ‘Birdhouse In Your Soul’.

They Might Be Giants last toured Australia in 2015.

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