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They Might Be Giants
— with The Splinters opening —
New York University in New York, NY
September 23, 1988 at 9:00 PM

From the National College Newspaper: John Linnell of the zany They Might Be Giants at a New York show in support of the two-man band's new album, Lincoln. (Photo by John Paul Layedra)

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Tickets were $3 for NYU students and $5 for the public.

Preview of the show from the Washington Square News, Sept. 12, 1988:

They Might Be Giants top the Program Board's colossal mountain of planned events. The comical duo, composed of guitarist John Flansburgh and accordionist/saxophonist John Linnell will bring their recorded background puppet-head music to Loeb Center's Eisner & Lubin Auditorium on Friday, Sept. 23 at 9 p.m.

The Brooklyn-based band formed in 1981 [sic], performing its first gig in Central Park at a Sandinista rally. "We didn't really have a name then. We were called El Grupo de Rock 'n' Roll by the Sandinistas. Some people said it was the best thing we ever did," said Linnell in a February interview with the Washington Square News. It wasn't until late 1986 that the Giants released their first album, They Might Be Giants (Bar/None Records), which includes the top hits "Don't Let's Start" and "The Puppet Head." Joining the Giants on stage, along with their infamous three-foot hats and Stick, will be the Splinters. The rock 'n' roll band has performed at CBGBs, several Bleecker Street bars and even Loeb's South Lobby. Tickets are $3 for NYU students, $5 for the general public.