Flaming Lips Announce New Year’s Freakout 5


That would be Dec. 31
and Jan. 1 in OKC, natch.


By Blurt Staff


As Wayne Coyne Tweeted today, the Flaming Lips have
announced that they will perform two shows to celebrate the New Year at the Bricktown Events Center in Oklahoma City on December 31st and January
1, 2012. Advises the Lips’ label, Warner Bros., “The band promises to pull out
all the stops with MORE of everything! More confetti, more balloons, massive
volume, and maximum weirdness for its NEW YEAR’S FREAKOUT 5, which
also features very special guests Yoko Ono & Plastic Ono Band. (Tickets
went on sale today, Friday Nov 25th.)


Expect exclusive merch to be available for this event
only.  Plus Gummy Fetuses (containing a USB drive featuring
three new songs: “Enthusiasm For Life Defeats Existential Fear Part
2,” “Steven’s Moonbow,” and “Squishy
Glass”), Gummy Skulls (Exclusive LA Edition) which houses a USB drive that
contains “The Soft Bulletin:
 Live La Fantastique de Institution 2011,”
a complete live
concert recording of The Soft Bulletin. Also on sale will be the mesmerizing light illusion toy The Strobo Trip, which
also include a USB drive with three exclusive recordings: “Butterfly, How
Long It Takes To Die,” “Found A Star On The Ground,”
— the 6 hour long song – plus “Evil Minds.”


 The Lip have also announced a holiday performance
to take place on Dec 27th at The Belly Up in Aspen, CO. Be sure
to keep an eye on www.flaminglips.com and www.twitter.com/waynecoyne .


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