Posted in Contests | music | pictures | tour dates on July 12, 2011

photos by Josh Darr

Flaming Lips @ Aragon Ballroom in Chicago on 7/7

Cruises are all the rage. There's Jam Cruise and Holy Ship!, and to a smaller extent Bruise Cruise, and now this January Weezer are launching the first ever Weezer Cruise. The cruise takes place over the course of 4 days (1/19-1/23) on the Carnival Destiny from Miami to the island of Cozumel, and features performances by a lineup curated by Weezer, who will also be performing themselves. The lineup is pretty heavy on members of the Dinosaur Jr. family including Dinosaur Jr. themselves, Sebadoh, J. Mascis, and Lou Barlow. Hey, they're all trapped on a boat together for four days, might as well mix up the formats. Other bands playing include Wavves, The Antlers, Yuck, and many others. Full lineup below.

As recently mentioned, Weezer and The Flaming Lips will set up "side-by-side" (sort of like "in the round") at their co-headlining shows happening at PNC Bank Arts Center in NJ (7/28) and at Jones Beach in NY (7/29). Both dates are with Yeasayer. Tickets for both are still on sale, and BrooklynVegan is giving away 2 pairs of Flaming Lips/Weezer tickets EVERY DAY between now and 7/26. Each day we'll award one pair of tickets to the NJ show, and one to the NY show. This will be the last time you see a post about it on the site though, but check our Facebook each day for an updated chance to win. Instructions on entering via email are below.

The Flaming Lips have also added more shows this summer, including a weird one: in Long Beach, Long Island on September 9. No more details on that at the moment. All dates are listed below along with a set of pictures from the 7/7 Lips show at Aragon Ballroom in Chicago.

The Flaming Lips, who released collaboration EPs this year with Neon Indian and Prefuse 73, are currently working on one with Lightning Bolt. According to Wayne Coyne's twitter, "Mixing the final master of Flaming Lips/Lightning Bolt tracks!!!!". Video below.

All tour dates, video, contest details, and full Weezer Cruise lineup below...


The Weezer Cruise Full Lineup:
Weezer, Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, Gene Ween and Dave Dreiwitz, Wavves, The Antlers, Yuck, Free Energy, Boom Bip, J. Mascis, Lou Barlow, Keepaway, Ozma, The Nervous Wreckords, The Knocks, Sleeper Agent, and Yacht Rock Review.


The Flaming Lips -- 2011 Tour Dates
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
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

TO WIN FLAMING LIPS/WEEZER TIX: email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Weezer Lips). Include your first and last name in the email, and your venue of choice. Winner will be randomly selected and contacted. Good luck! FYI, don't worry, your name/email will not be used for anything else.



Comments (33)

does anyone know how easy it is to get from jones beach and back (i'm in the southern area of brooklyn)? it doesn't look like there's any transportation at night. thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 5:21 PM

all you can eat hummus buffets

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 5:21 PM

haaaa flaming lips playing the inn?

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 5:27 PM

So I'm guessing no Soft Bulletin NYC show....or wait maybe after these two shows, they'll play at Summerstage:)

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 5:31 PM

09/09 – Long Island, NY @ Long Beach

any info ???

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 5:35 PM

Osma, woah.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 5:40 PM

Do we have to enter everyday or just once?

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 5:44 PM

@5:21 Pretty easy to get can take the LIRR out to Freeport, and then buses/shuttles run on the nights of shows.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 5:52 PM

bruz cruz

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 6:01 PM

jesus christ, is he ever NOT in that hamster wheel of a ball?

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 6:02 PM

Can anyone name one song this overrated band does that's not "She Don't Use Jelly?"

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 6:13 PM

Gingerale Afternoon! Great summer song!

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 6:23 PM

thanks @5:52

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 6:44 PM

Re: 6:13

Really? Really?

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 7:42 PM

Boring 90's bands

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 9:08 PM

Flaming Lips were great, are still good, but could be so much better.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 9:10 PM

Guy in white shirt is thinking "not this again, change it up Wayne"

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 10:14 PM

If you're trying to go to the Weezer Lips show and don't have a car, check this out:

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 10:34 PM

Although no details about the Lips, Long Beach, NY is holding the The Quicksilver Surfing Competition for the first time Sept 1 - 15. They maybe playing that?????

Posted by Brian | July 13, 2011 9:52 AM

"Can anyone name one song this overrated band does that's not "She Don't Use Jelly?""

One worth listening to? Um, uh.... I got nothing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 10:10 AM


Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:59 PM

hit the caps lock button then type if you want to be taken seriously

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 1:13 PM

surfing competition on long beach sept. 4 -15. This will likely be used to distract the spectators from the lack of waves. multimillion dollar cluster eff. but, hey, the poor man's gin blossoms will be playing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:22 PM

who's the poor man's gin blossoms?

Posted by CAPS LOCK | July 13, 2011 9:33 PM

Long Beach performance definitely part of the Quicksilver Pro festivities being held from Sept 1-15.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 4:04 PM

Clouds Taste Metallic and The Soft Bulletin are both pretty solid, top to bottom.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2011 3:56 PM

The Lips are great, but it's time to do something different with the stage show. and the set list.

Posted by Count Funkula! | July 19, 2011 9:14 AM

^ true!

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 9:36 AM

The Flaming Lips and Weezer are my 2 favorite bands.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2011 11:05 AM

You Flaming Lips haters make me laugh.

Posted by Darnell | July 22, 2011 12:43 PM

Oh cool! The Flaming Lips are touring and doing the same ball-on-the-crowd schtick! It's like, 2005 all over again!

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2011 8:52 PM

Did they announce who won the tickets?

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 9:55 AM

Did they announce who won the tickets?

Posted by keny | August 18, 2011 12:57 PM

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