The Flaming Lips have today announced a run of Aussie shows for the 20th anniversary of their album The Soft Bulletin.
In celebration of the 1999 classic, the group will play two shows at the Sydney Opera House in late September/early October before heading to Melbourne for two shows at Hamer Hall at Arts Centre Melbourne as part of Melbourne International Arts Festival.
“These evenings are the kind of thing music programmers like me can usually only dream of…” says Ben Marshall, Sydney Opera House’s head of contemporary music.
“Considered its era’s Pet Sounds, 20 years ago Oklahoma’s most fearless freaks The Flaming Lips created their masterpiece album, The Soft Bulletin, channeling all their potent sci-fi fetishism and weird psych-rock incandescence into a tightly focused, holistic concept record that was not only sonically brilliant but stunningly accessible and uplifting.”
“Marrying celestial melodies, blissful harmonies and polychromatic scales to the deep humanity in visionary showman/frontman Wayne Coyne’s most personal lyrics to-date on love, loss and the fate of mankind, it’s impossible not to be moved by the beauty of this music.
“Hearing its multi-dimensional sound delivered in the precise surrounds of the Concert Hall by the Catherine wheel of spectacle and energy that are The Flaming Lips will make for two absolutely unmissable evenings.”
Tickets for all shows are on sale from 9am on Friday 7 June, head to theGuide for all the info.