The Flaming Lips’ live show (like I need to convince anyone) is a life-affirming bout of catharsis that I liken to Churchgoing on acid. Except, sorry God, way more holy. No offense to you that’s just how rapturous Wayne Coyne’s musical mind-fuck of a circus is.
Their last voyage to Australia was for Big Day Out 2004 which I vividly remember because I hugged about 400
of my closest friends strangers, cried glitter and felt the Earth’s heart beating in time with mine. No hallucinogenics involved just a fleeting moment of euphoria and empathy best described as a natural high, though drugs certainly wouldn’t hinder their psychedelic show. So if the Economy is getting you down invest in some happiness and grab a ticket to arguably the best live show on Earth, fake blood, animal suits, one man plastic bubbles, puppets, confetti, video projections, Steven Drozd’s mind bending musicianship and Wayne Coyne’s scrawky as fuck voice await you. All vibe baby, all vibe.
The Flaming Lips will perform at the Sydney Hordern Pavilion on Tues July 28th and at Melbourne Festival Hall on Wed July 29th. Tickets are on sale Thursday April 2nd from 9am.
THE FLAMING LIPS JULY 2009
TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY APRIL 2ND FROM 9AM
With special guests to be announced
A little taster…