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The Flaming Lips are about to come to NYC to play the Amnesty International concert at Barclays Center on Wednesday (2/5) (tickets), and after that frontman Wayne Coyne will be going on a solo tour of record stores. It kicks off at Manhattan's Other Music on Saturday (2/8) at 11 AM, and that's followed by an appearance at Brooklyn's Rough Trade at 4 PM the same day. All dates on the tour are listed below.

For Wayne's solo tour, he'll be selling an "extremely limited edition" of the Flaming Lips first EP, which was initially released in 1984 and at that point featured Wayne's brother Mark on lead vocals. Details via press release on what this edition of the EP will entail:

Wayne will be selling an extremely Limited Edition version of the 12" EP which is housed with a hand-crafted, custom-made solid chocolate skull; anatomically correct and life-sized, of course. Each skull contains a special Gold Coin that is redeemable as admission to any headline show by THE FLAMING LIPS in the world.

The Flaming Lips 1st EP will be available as a limited edition 12-inch on green vinyl and signed by Coyne. The last time this recording was available on vinyl was in 1986. It was originally recorded in two sessions at Benson Sound in 1984 and released on the group's homemade label Lovely Sorts of Death Records. This edition has been remastered by LIPS bassist Michael Ivins and given a reimagined cover by freak artist Charlie Immer.

The Flaming Lips are also performing on The Late Show with David Letterman (which is filmed at the Ed Sullivan Theatre) on Thursday (2/6), celebrating Beatles Week.

Stream a track from the EP, along with all Wayne Coyne solo and Flaming Lips dates, below...

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The Flaming Lips - "Bag Full of Thoughts"

Wayne Coyne -- 2014 Tour Dates
02/08 @ 11 am New York, NY Other Music
02/08 @ 4 pm Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade
02/09 @ 1 pm Boston, MA Newbury Comics/ Newbury St. location
02/10 @ 5 pm Philadelphia, PA a.k.a music
02/11 @ 5 pm Baltimore, MD Sound Garden

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Flaming Lips -- 2014 Tour Dates
02/05 Brooklyn, NY Amnesty International, Barclays Center
03/08 Tampa, FL Gasparilla Music Festival
03/22 New Orleans, LA BUKU Music + Art Project
05/16 -18 Gulf Shores, AL The Hangout Festival (Specific date TBC)
06/05 - 08 Ozark, AR Wakarusa Music Festival (Specific date TBC)
06/05 - 08 Austin, TX X Games Austin, Austin 360 Amph. (Specific date TBC)
11/09 Reykjavík, Iceland Iceland Airwaves

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Comments (12)

There was a time when their first record would have been considered their worst, now it's not even close.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 11:42 AM

imma show up in one of those arcade fire big heads wearing boxing gloves...c'mon waynee boi! let me waxdatsnatchee!

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 11:59 AM

Not all bands and singers are perfect before having or reaching the spotlight.

Posted by All State Van Lines Relocation | February 3, 2014 12:00 PM

Wayne is such a putz. Quit milking it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 12:20 PM

It is unclear to me if he will be doing more than hanging out.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 12:46 PM

Going the route of Aaron Freem-- oops, I mean Gene Ween, eh?

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 1:40 PM

He'll probably just be pontificating
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Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 3:14 PM

How does a 12" record fit inside of a 'life size' skull?
Also, how do you get that in there without melting the record?

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 3:46 PM

^ Dear microcephalic person,a normal human head is large enough to fit a 12" record inside. Your head (and therefore your brain) are likely too small. As far as the melting point of vinyl, in the 20th century some normal-sized head people came up with a technology called "refrigeration." I can't really get too far into it here, but if you can get someone to explain it to you maybe you'll understand.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 4:21 PM

> It is unclear to me if he will be doing
> more than hanging out.

It is unclear to me as well, but perhaps the people who went to the first 5 sessions the midwest in December can tell us?

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 10:21 PM

@4:21. You're cute.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 12:19 PM

Is it just me or does he look a wee bit like George Clooney crossed with Syd Barrett???

Posted by Porterfield | February 13, 2014 4:54 AM

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