July 11, 2011 – (Burbank, CA) – THE FLAMING LIPS continue to confirm additional concert dates to their current summer itinerary. All dates are listed below. The LIPS are fresh off their very special two-night engagement in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery where they played to ecstatic capacity crowds, The band performed THE SOFT BULLETIN in its entirety the first night and their version of Pink Floyd’s THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON (including spectacular vocal assistance from Peaches on a pair of Dark Side songs) on the second night. In addition, the LIPS added a brief, stripped-down sunrise performance on the cemetery’s front lawn with assistance from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros on the morning of June 15th. Each of these events has been heavily documented in the media so check out YouTube for highlights.
An exclusive Flaming Lips (life-size) Gummy Skull, with USB drive featuring “The Soft Bulletin: Live La Fantastique de Institution 2011,” was available for this event. It’s very possible that some of these special Skulls may remain in stock so double check the LIPS Official Store and grab it up before it’s gone…forever.
Possibly the most exciting news of the summer is the confirmation of a pair of NY area co-headline shows with Weezer July 28, at PNC Bank Arts Center and July 29, at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. This will be a first for both bands as they will take the stage together and trade off songs. Naturally, these will be very special events and most likely will never happen again. The only thing that can be predicted is to expect the unpredictable. Yeasayer will provide support.
Commenting on these shows Wayne Coyne remarked: “The Flaming Lips and Weezer are playing a show together…where they are actually playing together.” “I asked Wayne if he has an extra bubble I could ride in,” dared Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo. Needless to say don’t miss these unprecedented, monumental happenings.
Complete list of confirmed dates are as follows:
Wed July 27 Bank Of America Pavilion Boston, MA
Thur July 28 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ (w/ LipsWeezer/WeezerLips Extravaganza & Yeasayer)
Fri July 29 Nikon and Jones Beach Wantagh, NY (w/ LipsWeezer/WeezerLips Extravaganza & Yeasayer)
Sun July 31 Osheaga Festival Montreal, Canada (Featuring a special performance of “The Soft Bulletin” and more)
Wed Aug 3 Red Rocks Amphitheater Morrison, CO (w/ Primus – Special performance of “Dark Side Of The Moon” and more)
Thur Aug 4 Harrah’s Council Bluffs Council Bluffs, IA
Fri Aug 5 Kanrocksas – Kansas Speedway Kansas City, KS
Sat Aug 6 Brady District Block Party Tulsa, OK (w/ Primus, MuteMath and more)
Sat Aug 20 Sound Town Fest/Somerset Amphit Somerset, WI
Sat Sep 3 Metamorphose Izu City, Japan
Fri Sep 9 Long Beach Long Island, NY
Sat Sep 10 Hopscotch festival Raleigh, NC
Fri Sep 16 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Telluride, CO
Sat Sep 17 The Great Saltair Magna, UT
Mon Sep 19 Eagle River Pavilion Eagle, ID
Tue Sep 20 Keller Auditorium Portland, OR
Wed Sep 21 Western Washington Fair Puyallup, WA
Sat Sep 24 Blackwater Music Festival Live Oak, FL
Tue Oct 25 Main Street Armory Rochester, NY
Thur Oct 27 Norva Norfolk, VA
Sat Oct 29 Moogfest Asheville, NC
Future releases include such exotic formats as…well, you’ll just have to keep an eye on www.flaminglips.com or look for Wayne Infamous tweets for clues. Until then, don’t miss the LIPS live this summer. Check the LIPS official Store for brand new merch available now.