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.