They Might Be Giants press pic for Red

They Might Be Giants is a prolific rock band known comprised of John Flansburgh, left, and John Linnell. 

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO FROM BIG CARTEL

An unconventional, experimental alternative rock band will land in the capital city in early 2018. 

They Might Be Giants will perform Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the Varsity Theatre. Doors for the show, dubbed "An Evening with They Might Be Giants," open at 7 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m. 

Tickets are $25 in advance at ticketweb.com, $30 at the door. 

The band, known as Brooklyn's Ambassadors of Love, will release its twentieth studio album, "I Like Fun," on Jan. 19. The tour in support of the 15-track new album will also hit Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama and Texas before heading to the west. 

"I Like Fun" was tracked in the New York City studio where the band recorded its platinum-selling 1990 album, "Flood," which features fan favorites such as "Birdhouse in Your Soul" and "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)." 

Led by the duo of songwriters/multi-instrumentalists John Linnell and John Flansburgh, They Might Be Giants has been going strong for more than 30 years. While the band is known for its off-kilter rock style, the band has also released children's music as well as recorded the Grammy winning theme song, "Boss of Me," for the series "Malcolm in the Middle." 

For more information on the show, visit varsitytheatre.com

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