Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti hits the road with The Flaming Lips (read: “licks some toad with The Flaming Lips”)

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti hits the road with The Flaming Lips (read: "licks some toad with The Flaming Lips")

Do you think that Wayne Coyne ever loses his well-renowned cool when he thinks about how punks like Ariel Pink are wastin’ all his flavor these days? (Think about it: “Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti.” Doesn’t that phrase just look and sound like a Flaming Lips song title from the back half of Hit to Death in the Future Head or something?) Or maybe it’s the other way around. Maybe it’s Pink who goes around rolling his dilated eyes at old man Coyne every time he sees him caterwauling around on stage like a demented Bob Barker.

Well luckily for all of us, we’re about to find out. Ariel Pink and Wayne Coyne will duke it out for King of Weird during a handful of dates at the end of the summer, in which Pink and his band will open for the fearless freaks in Canada and the U.S. Will they use giant novelty fake hands outfitted with congruently ludicrous boxing gloves?? Only time will tell. Pink, of course, is supporting his most recent release that everyone but me seems to “get,” the best-new-whatever’ed Before Today (TMT Review) on 4AD. Also available at the merch table on these dates will be a five-track collaborative 12-inch with sleazy horn section Added Pizzazz, who sleazed up Before Today’s opener “Hot Body Rub.” As for the Lips… well, I’m not sure what they’re supporting. Their families, I guess.

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti tourdates:

07.13.10 - Seattle, WA - Neumo’s
07.14.10 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore
07.16.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
07.17.10 - Denver, CO - Bluebird
07.19.10 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
07.20.10 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
07.21.10 - Pontiac, MI - Pike Room
07.22.10 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
07.23.10 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa
07.24.10 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
07.25.10 - Boston, MA - Middle East
07.27.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
07.28.10 - Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel
07.29.10 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
07.30.10 - Atlanta, GA - Earl
07.31.10 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
08.02.10 - Denton, TX - Hailey’s
08.03.10 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
08.05.10 - Tucson, AZ - Plush
08.06.10 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
08.07.10 - Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar
09.04.10 - Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest
09.11.10 - Pomona, CA - Glasshouse
09.12.10 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
09.14.10 - Lubbock, TX - Foundation Room
09.15.10 - Norman, OK - Opolis
09.16.10 - Lawrence, KS - Jackpot
09.17.10 - St. Louis, MO – Pageant #
09.18.10 - Columbia, MO - Blue Note #
09.19.10 - St. Paul, MN - Roy Wilkins Auditorium #
09.20.10 - Fargo, ND - Aquarium
09.21.10 - Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre #
09.23.10 - Calgary, AB - University of Calgary #
09.24.10 - Edmonton, AB - Events Center #
09.25.10 - Victoria, BC - Rifflandia Festival
09.26.10 - Vancouver, BC - Malkin Bowl #
09.27.10 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theater #
09.29.10 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater #
10.01.10 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater #

# Flaming Lips

• Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti: http://www.myspace.com/arielpink
• The Flaming Lips: http://www.flaminglips.com

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