The Flaming Lips have announced a tour of North American and the British Isles. The American Head tour begins with a series of U.S. dates in late 2021, before proceeding into 2022 with transatlantic shows. The dates, which you can see in full below, follow their Oklahoma shows throughout the pandemic, in which both band and audience stood in protective bubbles for the concert’s duration. Watch a CBS segment on the shows, aired yesterday morning. 

The band have also announced the first ever vinyl release of The Soft Bulletin Companion, a promo record of rarities that accompanied The Soft Bulletin in 1999. The pressing onto a silver double-LP is out for Record Store Day on June 12, ahead of a wider release later in the year. 

Wayne Coyne and the band recently stepped out of their bubbles and performed “Will You Return / When You Come Down” for  Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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The Flaming Lips American Head American Tour 2021-2022

The Flaming Lips:


08-20 Ogden Amphitheatre – Ogden, UT
08-21 Psycho Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
11-07 The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
11-08 Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
11-09 Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
11-11 Stage A&E – Pittsburgh, PA
11-12 Crouse Hinds Theater – Syracuse, NY
11-13 Palace Theater – Albany, NY
11-15 House of Blues – Boston, MA
11-16 The Anthem – Washington, DC
11-18 MTELUS – Montreal, QC
11-20 Royal Oak Music Theater – Royal Oak, MI


03-27 The Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, TX
03-28 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
03-29 The Fillmore – New Orleans, LA
03-31 The Fillmore – Miami Beach, FL
04-01 Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
04-02 Coca-Cola Roxy – Atlanta, GA
04-04 The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
04-05 ICON Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
04-06 Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL
04-08 Palace Theatre – St. Paul, MN
04-09 The Sylvee  – Madison, WI
04-25 Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO
04-28 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
04-29 Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
04-30 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
05-02 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
05-03 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
05-04 Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
05-06 Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA
05-07 Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA
05-09 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
05-25 Stylus – Leeds, England
05-26 Invisible Wind Factory – Liverpool, England
05-30 Waterside Theatre – Aylesbury, England
06-01 De La Warr Pavilion – Bexhill, England
06-02 O2 Forum Kentish Town – London, England
07-22 Galway Int’l Arts Fest. – Galway, Ireland

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