Flaming Lips Perform on 'David Letterman' Tonight
THE FLAMING LIPS have confirmed a string of Spring live concert experiences around the world in support of their groundbreaking new album The Terror, which was released yesterday, April 2nd in the U.S. and on April 1st through Bella Union in Europe.
At last the rumors are, in fact, correct! The Flaming Lips will perform not once, but twice at this year's SXSW Interactive / Film / Music Conference at Austin TX. Details are listed below. In Addition, Wayne's "A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF WAYNE'S PHONE" film - shot entirely on his iPhone -- made its world premiere at SXSW at the Alamo Ritz Theater in March.
After performing at SXSW in March, the band headed to Brazil to blow minds at Lollapalooza. They then hit the road for a series of dates with The Black Keys, a one-off with JEFF The Brotherhood,plus various festivals in California, Brooklyn, Paris, and Scandinavia. Throw in a pair of shows in London at the Roundhouse and you have the makings of some otherworldly nights out in your near future. All upcoming tour dates are listed below.
The Terror was once again co-produced by long-time collaborator Dave Fridmann and THE FLAMING LIPS at Tarbox Road Studios with additional recording at Wayne's Pink Floor Studios in OKC. It is comprised of nine original compositions that reflect a darker-hued spectrum than previous works, along with a more inward-looking lyrical perspective but certainly not one without hope. The album is currently available for digital pre-order through the iTunes Store and other participating digital retailers. All pre-orders include an Instant Gratification, non-album, bonus track titled "Sun Blows Up Today."