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The Flaming Lips to bring their psychedelic live show to the UK this July

The psych rock legends will bring their weird and wonderful tour to these shores in July

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 16th Mar 2020

One of Oklahoma's most cherished musical exports, The Flaming Lips, are gearing up for a trip across the pond this summer. 

Recognised internationally for their weird, wild and wonderful live shows which feature a surplus of outlandish props and costumes (and, every now again, the odd cameo appearance from Justin Timberlake dressed as a dolphin), the band - formed in the early 1980s - have amassed a remarkable global following for their brand of unique, whimsical avant-pop.

They've released a score of highly acclaimed records throughout their illustrious four-decade long career, consistently pushing the boundaries of popular music, from the likes of 2007's Grammy nominated At War With The Mystics to the bands seminal album The Soft Bulletin - which celebrated it's 20th anniversary in 2019.

Recent collaborators include a host of intriguing and respected names, from American pop queen Miley Cyrus, to folk legend Bon Iver, godmother of soul Erykah Badu, and L.A. garage rockers Deap Vally - who have teamed up with TFL to co-release new album, Deap Lips.

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The band are currently preparing for a string of shows in the US and Canada throughout April, May and June, before they head to the UK for a run of dates in July, appearing in Liverpool and Bexhill-on-Sea, and concluding the tour with a performance at Glasgow's Playground Festival.

Tickets for upcoming Flaming Lips UK dates can be purchased below...

Monday 20th July 2020 - Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool

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Thursday 23rd July 2020 - De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

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Friday 31st July - Sunday 2nd August 2020 - Playground Festival - Rouken Glen Park, Glasgow

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