Published May 25, 2010When it comes to the Flaming Lips' live show, fans pretty much know what they're going to get: confetti, balloons and front-man Wayne Coyne walking overtop the audience in a massive plastic bubble. It's a spectacle that has been repeated many times over the last few years, but it nevertheless remains a must-see.
This fall, the Flaming Lips will be bringing their rock'n'roll carnival to Canada, playing a small handful of dates in the Prairies before wrapping up in Vancouver. For some touring company, they will enlist Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti for this leg.
This is the first time that the band have played in Canada's western half since the release of their 12th album, Embryonic, in fall of last year.
As previously reported, the Flaming Lips will be coming to Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa in July. The Toronto show is especially notable, as indie heavyweights Spoon and Tokyo Police Club will be opening.
6/6 Houston, TX - Tinsley Park/Free Press Fest *
6/11 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music Festival *
7/3 Oxford, ME - Nateva Music & Arts Festival *
7/4 Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues ^
7/6 Providence, RI - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
7/7 Montreal, QC - Metropolis *^
7/8 Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre %^
7/10 Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Blues Fest
7/11 Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
7/20 Pittsburgh, PA - Amphitheatre at Station Square ^
7/22 Lewiston, NY - Artpark *^
7/23 Canandaigua, NY - Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center &^
7/24 Holyoke, MA - Mountain Park ^
7/26 New York, NY - Central Park Summerstage *
8/20-22 Brecon Beacons, Wales - Green Man Festival
9/10-12 Isle of Wight, England - Bestival
9/21 Winnipeg, MB # - Burton Cummings Theatre
9/23 Calgary, AB # - McEwan Hall
9/24 Edmonton, AB # - Edmonton Event Centre
9/26 Vancouver, BC # - Malkin Bowl
10/13 St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live
10/14 Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
10/15 St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
* with Stardeath and White Dwarfs ^ with Fang Island
% with Spoon and Tokyo Police Club
& with the Black Keys and the Morning Benders
# with Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti