The Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips to tour UK
Updated: 19 February 2014
The Flaming Lips are back in the UK with a four date tour in May. The American pysch-rockers will perform four shows in Edinburgh, Manchester, London and Nottingham over the summer.
The UK dates of The Flaming Lips tour start on 26 May at Usher Hall Edinburgh. They will then perform at Manchester Apollo and O2 Academy Brixton before their final date at Nottingham Arena on 29 May.
The Flaming Lips are known for putting on a show – think costumes, puppets, video projections and masses of confetti - and with just four dates in the UK they are not to be missed.
Flaming Lips tour dates
Usher Hall Edinburgh (26)
Manchester Apollo (27)
O2 Academy Brixton (28)
Nottingham Arena (29)
About The Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips are one of the ’50 Bands To See Before You Die’ and are known for their crazy and eventful live acts with puppets, balloons, costumes, giant hands and much, much more.
Although from the US, they formed in 1983 in Oklahoma, The Flaming Lips have had more hit singles in the UK and Europe.
Their songs are a combination of psychedelic rock, space rock and alternative rock and draw inspiration from the psychedelic subculture in the 1960s and 1970s.
The Flaming Lips started out with the indie label, Restless, where they released their earlier albums and EPs in the 1980s and 1990s. They then signed to Warner Brothers and landed their biggest hit, She Don’t Use Jelly, in the US.
It was during the 90s when they really gathered momentum in the UK. In 1999 they released the album, The Soft Bulletin, which won NME’s Album of the Year.
In 2003 The Flaming Lips won a GRAMMY Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance, an award they went on to win again in 2007. During 2007 the band were also nominated for a BRIT Award for the best International Act.
The Flaming Lips released their latest album, The Terror, in April 2013. The same year they made a memorable appearance at Bestival and performed a select few shows in the UK. As one of the ’50 Bands To See Before You Die’ The Flaming Lips tour in May is a rare chance to see the band perform live in UK.