Flight of the Conchords at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel

Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords at The Joint
Grammy nominated New Zealand folk comedy duo Flight of the Conchords announced their North American Tour with a stop at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s Joint on Saturday (Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com)

The tour coincides with the conclusion of the second season of HBO’s hit show “Flight of the Conchords” and the release of the duo’s as-yet-untitled second full-length album for Sub Pop. Flight of the Conchords’ self-titled 2008 full-length is nominated for a Grammy for best comedy album. This follows their 2007 Grammy win for the EP The Distant Future in the same category.

Flight of the Conchords is composed of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement. Billing themselves as “Formerly New Zealand’s fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo accapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo”, the group uses a combination of witty observation, characterisation and acoustic folk guitars. The duo’s comedy and music became the basis of a BBC radio series and then an American television series, which premiered in 2007, also called Flight of the Conchords.

Out thanks to Las Vegas photographer Erik Kabik for these great photos.

Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords at The Joint
Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords at The Joint
Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords at The Joint
Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Flight of the Conchords perform at The Joint
Flight of the Conchords perform at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Flight of the Conchords perform at The Joint
Flight of the Conchords perform at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords at The Joint
Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords at The Joint
Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords at The Joint
Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords at The Joint
Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords at The Joint
Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Flight of the Conchords perform at The Joint
Flight of the Conchords perform at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com