Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Flaming Lips Announce Tour Dates &Vinyl Release

"HEADY NUGGS: THE FIRST 5 WARNER BROS. RECORDS 1992 - 2002" Vinyl Box Set to Be Released on Record Store Day

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - February 8, 2011) - THE FLAMING LIPS have confirmed a string of North American tour dates beginning next month in support of their current album, EMBRYONIC. The accolades appear to be never-ending:

"It's inspiring to see a band more than 25 years on make such an experimental, unpredictable album." -- Associated Press

"Might be the noisiest, most discordant thing The Flaming Lips have recorded in years... even more headf**k experience. Awesometastic." -- Pitchfork.Com

"One of their most complex and accomplished records. Compared with previous offerings, the band appears to be reinventing or challenging itself -- something The Flaming Lips is known for." -- NPR Music

Following their wildly successful recent Asian tour where the LIPS played their first-ever shows in Singapore, Hong Kong and Seoul, S. Korea to manic receptions, THE FLAMING LIPS are pleased to return to American soil. Confirmed dates will be listed below:

Thur Mar 3 Tibet House US Benefit / Carnegie Hall NYC

Sun Mar 6 Snow Ball Fest / Nottingham Park Avon, CO

Fri May 13 The Fillmore Detroit Detroit, MI (on sale Feb 11)

Sat May 14 Nelsonville Music Festival Nelsonville, OH

Sun May 15 The National Richmond, VA

Fri May 20 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
(Special performance of "The Soft Bulletin" and more)

Sat May 21 The Hangout Festival Gulf Shores, AL

Thu May 26 Primavera Festival Barcelona, Spain

Sun May 29 Sasquatch Festival / The Gorge George, WA (on sale Feb 12)
(Special performance of "The Soft Bulletin" and more)

Fri July 1 All Tomorrow's Parties/Alexandra Palace London, UK
(Special performance of "The Soft Bulletin" and more)

Thur July 7 Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL
(Special performance of "The Soft Bulletin" and more)

We are also excited to announce the release of, "HEADY NUGGS: THE FIRST 5 WARNER BROS. RECORDS 1992 - 2002" set for release on Record Store Day -- April 16, 2011, and will be comprised of the complete recordings of: Hit To Death In The Future Head (1992), Transmissions From The Satellite Heart (1993), Clouds Taste Metallic (1995), The Soft Bulletin (1990), and the Grammy Award-winning, Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (2002).

There will be two different editions of this vinyl only Box Sets: The "Standard" Record Store Day Edition which features all 5 discs pressed on black 140gram vinyl as well as a "Special Limited Edition" featuring all 5 discs pressed on 5 different colors of colored vinyl available only thought the LIPS official web store, FlamingLips.com .

Both editions will be extremely limited and once they are gone, they are GONE, so don't delay; these will sell out.

As previously reported, THE FLAMING LIPS have plenty of surprises planned for the months ahead so keep an eye on www.FlamingLips.com/  for details.

SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

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