Flaming Lips confirm Soft Bulletin live album, detail cemetery shows


The Flaming Lips can sometimes be cryptic about certain aspects of the band’s plans, but CoS has learned that the Lips’ rumored live album is officially a go. An email from the band’s representation confirmed that they were indeed recording tracks for an upcoming live recording of the 1999’s The Soft Bulletin when they taped video and audience noise at SUNY’s school of music a few weeks ago. An update on the band’s official Twitter account actually reveals the album cover, too. A release date is still forthcoming

The band has also revealed complete details regarding their two-night stand at a Los Angeles cemetery. The Los Angeles Times reports that two-day passes for the shows – which will go down on June 14th and 15th – go on sale on Friday at 5 p.m. EST and are priced at $80. Single-day tickets for Saturday will also be available for $40. Visit Ticketfly for more info.

There will be no overnight camping, and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, pillows, food, and drinks. There are a few concrete restrictions, so leave any pets, tents, coolers, and chairs of any kind at home as they will not be allowed onto the grounds of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. On-site parking is said to be limited, but public transit information is available here.

As previously reported, the first night will find Coyne & co. talking The Soft Bulletin in its entirety, and the band is set to rehash their take on Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon on night-two. Marnie Stern will open both nights.

The cemetery show details come on the heels of the band’s recent announcement of a pair of gigs that will find The Flaming Lips sharing a bill with Weezer and Yeasayer, and those who just can’t find themselves watching a show amongst gravestones can catch the band at one their upcoming dates, which are all listed below. Tickets for select dates are available via SeatGeek, and the aforementioned “artwork” for The Soft Bulletin live effort can be seen above.

The Flaming Lips 2011 Tour Dates:
04/29 – Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Festival
05/13 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
05/14 – Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Music Festival
05/15 – Richmond, VA @ The National
05/17 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
05/18 – Nashville, TN @ The Ryman Auditorium
05/19 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle *
05/20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle *
05/21 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
05/26 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
05/29 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival *
06/04 – Dublin, IE @ Forbidden Fruit Festival
06/11 – Santa Rosa, CA @ Harmony Festival
06/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever *^
06/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever #^
06/17 – Las Vegas, NV @ Cosmopolitan
06/24-26 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Dave Matthews Band Caravan
06/30 – St Austell, UK @ Eden Project
07/01 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace *
07/02 – Cheshire, UK @ Jodrell Bank Observatory
07/07 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom *^
07/08 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom *^
07/09-10 – Chicago, IL @ Dave Matthews Band Caravan #
07/27 – Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion $
07/28 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center $
07/29 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
07/31 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music Festival *
08/03 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks #
08/04 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Concert Cove at Harrah’s
08/05 – Kansas City, KS @ Kanrocksas
08/06 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady District Block Party
09/10 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival

* = Special performance of The Soft Bulletin and more
# = Special performance of Dark Side of the Moon and more
^ = w/ Marnie Stern
$ = w/ Yeasayer & Weezer