One of the most anticipated albums of the year, THE FLAMING LIPS' THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS
sold out instantly at retail outlets around the world when it was released on vinyl in honor of Record Store Day this past April 21st. Now, due to overwhelming demand, Warner Bros. Records will make the album available on physical CD and digitally via all digital retailers on June 26th.
the album contains the band's unique and experimental collaborations with a diverse cross-section of heavy friends from every corner of the musical cosmos, including vocal and musical assistance from such disparate playmates as Yoko Ono, Nick Cave, Bon Iver, Ke$ha and many more. A new track recorded with Aaron Behrens of Ghostland Observatory is exclusive to the CD and digital versions and was not included on the vinyl edition.
In other LIPS' news, the band is nearing completion of its next official studio album, which is due this fall with a tour to coincide. Also the Flaming Lips, along with multiple Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff will premiere their musical production of Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots at the La Jolla Playhouse for the theater's 2012 / 2013 season. More on that later, but for or now, go here for further info.
As previously announced by MTV, The O Music Awards -- a digitally driven event that celebrates and honors the artists, fans and innovators impacting digital music culture - will play out through the world's first 24-hour award show live stream, on June 27th. This special event, will unfold via a historic bus ride through the Mississippi Delta, the birthplace of rock 'n' roll. Running tandem with the awards, two-time nominee The Flaming Lips will board a tricked-out bus and zigzag across the region in attempt to break Jay-Z's Guinness World Records® title for the Most Live Concerts In 24 Hours (Multiple Cities) hitting a total of 8 cities -- starting in Memphis and ending in New Orleans. Fans can vote at OMusicAwards.com in a wide assortment of categories that
include Must Follow Artist on Twitter, Best Online Concert Experience, Most Adorable Viral Star, Fan Army FTW, Best Music App and Digital Genius Award. Go toThe O Music Awards at: www.omusicawards.com. Tour Dates
Fri June 1 Happy Funtime Fest / Gexa Energy Pavilion Dallas, TX
Sat June 2 Free Press Summer Fest Houston, TX
ThurJune 8 Primavera Sound Fest. Porto, Portugal
FriJune 9 Parklife Weekender Manchester, UK
SatJune 16 NXNW Fest./ Young Dundas Sq Toronto, CAN
Thur June 21 Liberty Hall Lawrence, KS
Fri June 22 Liberty Hall Lawrence, KS
SunJune 24 Rivers Edge Fest / Harriet Island Park St. Paul. MN
Sat July 7 Kongsberg Jazz Fest. Kongsberg, NOR
Tues July 10 Sherwood Fest Padua, Italy
WedJuly 11 Le Gru Turin, Italy
FriJuly 13 Colours of Ostrava Fest Ostrava, Czech
Sun July 15 Dour Fest Dour, Belgium
FriJuly 20 All Good Fest Thornville, OH
Sun July 22 Firefly Music Fest Dover, DE
FriJuly 27 Greenville Fest Schonwalde-Glien, GER
Sun Aug 16 LouFest / Forest Park St. Louis, MO