The Flaming Lips are talkin’ ‘bout a Soft Bulletin live album, some cemetery shows, and the smiling deathporn immortality blues

The Flaming Lips are talkin' 'bout a Soft Bulletin live album, some cemetery shows, and the smiling deathporn immortality blues

There are lots of bands out there who are currently making good money and satisfying many a longtime fan by trotting out their salad-days masterworks night after night onto big cushy stages made of wood, fiberglass, and their own laurels. But The Flaming Lips are not one of those bands. Yes, they have been known to play 1999’s classic The Soft Bulletin front to back every once in a while. But if ol’ Wayne, Mike, Steve, and New Steve are ‘resting’ on anything, it’s not their laurels. It’s their giant BALLS.

According to a recent post by Consequence of Sound, the Lips are not only playing The Soft Bulletin live for shits, they’re going full tilt and turning it into a live album! Never mind that the thing is hard as heck to pull off live or that it has a pretty intimidating reputation as a ‘classic’ or that the band is 12 years older now! An email from the band confirmed that they were indeed working on the Soft Bulletin live album when they recently recorded at SUNY’s School of Music. (Oh, and if that’s not enough to convince you, there’s also the fact that they literally posted the cover to their Twitter page.) No release date as of now, but yeah, it looks like it’ll be heavy on the balls.

But enough about balls. Let’s talk about some tits instead: The Los Angeles Times has reported that the Lips are planning a two-night stint at, yes, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in L.A. on June 14-15. Billed as “Everyone You Know Someday Will Die,” the event will feature a full set of The Soft Bulletin on the first night, a full set of The Dark Side of the Moon on the second night, and a whole bunch of fearless freakiness in between. Two-day passes are on sale tomorrow at 5 PM EST for $80 and are available at Ticketfly.

Hmm, something tells me that if you’re not, like, SERIOUSLY into nudity, neither of these things is really gonna be your bag. But hey, luckily for you prudes, Coyne ‘n’ Co. are actually playing a lot standard-issue festivals this summer. Let’s see here… there’s “Hangout” Festival, “Forbidden Fruit” Festival, and even “Eden Project” in the UK. Doesn’t sound like any of those things include nudity… right???


05.13.11 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
05.14.11 - Nelsonville, OH - Nelsonville Music Festival
05.15.11 - Richmond, VA - The National
05.17.11 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
05.18.11 - Nashville, TN - The Ryman Auditorium
05.19.11 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle *
05.20.11 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
05.21.11 - Gulf Shores, AL - Hangout Music Festival
05.26.11 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound
05.29.11 - George, WA - Sasquatch! Music Festival *
06.04.11 - Dublin, Ireland - Forbidden Fruit Festival
06.11.11 - Santa Rosa, CA - Harmony Festival
06.14.11 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Forever *^
06.15.11 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Forever #^
06.17.11 - Las Vegas, NV - Cosmopolitan
06.24-26.11 - Atlantic City, NJ - Dave Matthews Band Caravan
06.30.11 - St Austell, UK - Eden Project
07.01.11 - London, UK - Alexandra Palace *
07.02.11 - Cheshire, UK - Jodrell Bank Observatory
07.07.11 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom *^
07.08.11 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom *^
07.09-10.11 - Chicago, IL - Dave Matthews Band Caravan #
07.27.11 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion $
07.28.11 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center $
07.29.11 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
08.03.11 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks #
08.04.11 - Council Bluffs, IA - Stir Concert Cove at Harrah’s
08.05.11 - Kansas City, KS - Kanrocksas
08.06.11 - Tulsa, OK - Brady District Block Party
09.10.11 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Festival

* performing The Soft Bulletin
# performing Dark Side of the Moon
^ Marnie Stern
$ Yeasayer, Weezer

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