After spending much of the summer touring Britain and playing the European festival circuit, Flaming Lips have returned home to the States and plan to launch a fall U.S. tour on September 27 in Nashville.
The Oklahoma City-based group is still out touting its acclaimed 1999 effort, "The Soft Bulletin," which won a pair of Premier Awards from the U.K. rock magazine "New Musical Express" in February, including the "Album Of The Year" honor.
While the Flaming Lips have been abroad, a documentary short about the band's 17-year history, titled "The Flaming Lips Have Landed" and directed by Bradley Beesley, has continued to make the rounds at various American film festivals. The 29-minute film was screened at the Chicago Underground Film Festival in late August.
Dates for the Flaming Lips' fall American tour:
- 9/27 - Nashville, TN @ Uptown Mix
- 9/28 - Knoxville, TN @ Mooses' Music Hall
- 9/29 - Asheville, NC @ Music Zone
- Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
- 10/2 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
- 10/4 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
- 10/5 - Amherst, MA @ University of Massachusetts
- 10/6 - Boston, MA @ Roxy
- 10/8 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
- 10/9 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
- 10/11 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
- 10/12 - Chicago, IL @ Vic
- 10/13 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater
- 10/14 - Milwaukee, WI @ Rave