For one magical night, Chicagoans will be able to hear satirical Kiwi-inflected folk songs under the stars at Millennium Park.
Flight of the Conchords announced Monday theduowill tour the United Statesthis summer and perform June 19 at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.
Tickets, $25-$55, go on sale at 10 a.m.Friday at etix.com.
The New Zealand duo ofJemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie is best known stateside for its 2007-2009 series on HBO, a showcase for such oddball compositions as “The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)” and “Hiphopapotamus vs. Rhymenoceros.”
“I’m thrilled to get back on the road with over half the original band,” McKenzie said in a statement.
• Also boosting Chicago’s funny factor that week will be Kevin James, who on Monday announced a June 16 show at the Chicago Theatre. Tickets, $45-$80, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at ticketmaster.com.
James, star of the long-running TV series“King of Queens” and two “Paul Blart, Mall Cop” movies, is working on a new sitcom for CBS.