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Jemaine Clement Says Flight of the Conchords Is Planning Tour for Late in 2015

 

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Good news out of the Sundance Film Festival for all you Flight of the Conchords fans. The New Zealand duo -- Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie -- are planning to hit the road in the United States this year. Clement announced the news during a press event for his new film People, Places, Things. According to the actor/musician, the tour would occur in late 2015, Billboard noted.

"It isn't very solid yet, but we've been talking about it," Clement said.

The shows will include new tunes as well.

"I really don't like the studio part of music," he added. "I more enjoy playing live and letting others take care of the recording."

In September, fans were treated to the awesome news that the pair's self-titled HBO comedy would be returning to the network. The show ran for two seasons and was canceled in 2009.

Unfortunately, Clement was misquoted: He only said that he was working with former Conchords director Taika Waititi on a four-episode project. Reporters filled in the blanks with their own hopes and dreams for a Conchords reunion.

Clement and McKenzie have scored film success outside their folk duo.

McKenzie appeared in 2012's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and last year's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, having already played a bit part in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy. The musician proved to be a suitable music supervisor and composer as well. He worked on 2011's The Muppets and won an Oscar for Best Original Song with "Man or Muppet." That gave him job security for the sequel, last year's Muppets Most Wanted.

Clement has gone on to score voice work for animated features such as Despicable Me and the Rio franchise. He has kept his comedy chops up to date with roles in 2010's Dinner for Schmucks and Muppets Most Wanted while carving out a successful indie career. Clement made his directorial/film writing debut at Sundance last year with What We Do in the Shadows, and he returned this year with the role of cartoonist Will in People, Places, Things.

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