Posted in music | tour dates on January 26, 2010

Flaming Lips @ ATP NY 2009 (more by Ryan Muir)
Flaming Lips

For the third year, the Lips created an outlandish visual and aural spectacle for their hometown holiday [New Year's Eve] show. The estimated crowd of 10,000 delighted in the Grammy-winning rockers' surrealistic sonic frolicking into the wee hours of New Year's Day.

"I do believe all the cool people in Oklahoma City are here tonight," Lips frontman Wayne Coyne said before the band's set started. "It's not really a show; it's a party. We're gonna play music and stuff, but you (expletive) have got to freak out. This is a freakout."

The audience was eager to the turn the show into a stupendous soiree: Attendees donned animal masks, feather boas and elaborate costumes, with outfits ranging from astronauts and superheroes to bananas and ballerinas. [News OK]

The Flaming Lips played Oklahama City's Cox Center on New Year's Eve, where they were joined by Stardeath & White Dwarfs for their rendition of Dark Side of the Moon. Video of the midnight ball/balloon drop at show and their version of "Breathe" are below.

Both bands will be playing NJ's Wellmont Theatre on Monday, April 19th. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 29th at noon. Videos and a couple other dates are below...

2010 Flaming Lips NYE Balloon Drop - The Process

The Flaming Lips - Breathe

Flaming Lips - 2010 Tour Dates
Fri, 03/12/10 Austin, TX - Austin Music Hall
Sat, 03/13/10 Denton, TX - NX35 Festival
Sun 04/18/10 Ithaca, NY - Barton Hall, Cornell University
Mon, 04/19/10 Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre
Fri, 04/23/10 Bonner Springs, KS - Cap Fed Park at Sandstone Amphitheater
more dates TBA?

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Comments (43)

Please let there be a 4.20 show in nyc. Please let there be a 4.20 show in nyc.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2010 6:12 PM

if they played New York this spring, where do you think it would be. Radio City? I would think an ideal place would be Keyspan Park or maybe a few Summerstage shows but April seems a little too early for that. I dont think they are quite big enough to play the Garden.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2010 6:21 PM

they'd probably play two nights at t5 or radio city

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2010 6:33 PM

Two shows at Roseland Ballroom? Randall's Island?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2010 6:33 PM

4/20 + 21 - Terminal 5

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2010 6:35 PM

There's cool people in Oklahoma City?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2010 6:59 PM

holy shit, totally there on the 19th

Posted by Slob | January 26, 2010 7:05 PM

umm favorite band EVERR but montclair's farrr

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2010 7:30 PM

I just came

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2010 7:37 PM

is Wellmont all seated? kinda lame for a Lips show. hope they add another NYC date

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2010 7:43 PM

God hates flaming lips!

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2010 7:44 PM

Everyone is cool in Oklahoma City. Way better than Kansas City, contrary to popular song belief.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2010 7:50 PM

The F Lips hate NYC!
They haven't played here since September 2006 (Colbert doesn't count!)

They HATE us!

Posted by Freepster | January 26, 2010 8:15 PM

Wellmont has two levels
usually floor level is GA, and seated upstairs, like Hammerstein ballroom
It is a very small venue for them to play and will be easier to get tickets for this show than for any other location in NYC

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2010 8:24 PM

Is there a west coast version of Brooklyn Vegan?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2010 8:30 PM

radio city? united palace? both?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2010 9:03 PM

montclair is far from NYC? it's 30 minutes by train.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2010 9:25 PM

Should i get these montclair seats or wait for nyc? Basically im asking is nyc def happening?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2010 9:35 PM

how much will tickets go for?
I'M DYING TO SEE THEM

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2010 9:35 PM

love it

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2010 10:03 PM

tickets are $40, it seems. anybody know if theres a presale or have a password?

also, the openers are stardeath and white dwarfs... does this mean theyre doing dark side?

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2010 10:03 PM

I fucking love my life right now.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2010 10:21 PM

wellmont> t5 or radio city

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2010 11:05 PM

i believe wellmont has standing room

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2010 11:10 PM

if they played terminal 5 on 4/20 that'd make my life.
a day involving my two favorite things.
SWEET.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2010 11:22 PM

Great photo blogspace. I just happened to stumble upon it. I am a great fan of this band and wish I had been at the gig!

Posted by professional photo editor | January 27, 2010 4:40 AM

Totally there on the 19th

Posted by The One | January 27, 2010 4:52 AM

Montclair is the new Brooklyn! Tee hee!

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2010 7:34 AM

didn't the lips play webster hall just a year or two ago?

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2010 8:27 AM

They played April 1 2006...

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2010 8:35 AM

ithaca!

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2010 9:06 AM

That beat that stephen is doing during breathe is fucking great. I have never been a PF fan so I wondered how they were going to approach it. The FLips delivered that track so well.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2010 10:15 AM

cobralegs

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2010 10:29 AM

they played two nights at Hammerstein in September of '06

hopefully they've had ample time in the past 3+ years to give their setlist a major overhaul. I think everyone's tired of Race for the Prize, Yoshimi, Do You Realize, and Jelly by now

Posted by FRX | January 27, 2010 10:53 AM

since they havent been here in 3 years everyone is probably not tired of any of those songs. you know, since they havent seen them in 3 years.

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2010 12:38 PM

12:38 i hear what you are saying but they are playing a handful off the new album and maybe some are going to hear those songs! I hope the mix it up though..need more Clouds and Transmissions!

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2010 1:12 PM

wow there are hipster in oklahomo too? gross

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2010 2:39 PM

"cool people"? sigh

Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2010 2:40 PM

is this GA or seated? also, anyone have presale info??

Posted by pm | January 27, 2010 2:47 PM

any updates on this? do flaming lips shows live up to the hype? i don't want to buy anyone tickets so if it sells out ill have to go solo.

good show to blaze at?

Cheers!

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2010 7:15 PM

YES! This is supposed to be the MUST see concert of 2010. Yes, there are cool people in OKC! OKC has the first School of Rock in the Nation with an accredited University degree. OKC is home to Stardeath and Whitedwarfs and the Lips, I saw them on New Years Eve. IT WAS AMAZING!!!!! GET YOUR TIX. NOW. YOU'LL BE SO GLAD YOU DID!

Posted by mo | January 29, 2010 11:16 AM

Just got my tickets for the Wellmont. Not see the Lips in a several years, so looking forward to this and at small place as well. Should be a good show.

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