The Flaming Lips have announced a tour of North America and the British Isles. The American Head Tour begins with a number of US dates in late 2021 before continuing with transatlantic shows through 2022. The dates, which you can see in full below, follow their shows in Oklahoma during the pandemic, with both the band and audience standing in protective bubbles for the duration of the concert. Watch a CBS segment on the shows that aired yesterday morning.

The band also announced the first vinyl release of The Soft Bulletin Companion, a rarity promotional record that accompanied The Soft Bulletin in 1999. The release of a silver double LP is for Record Store Day on June 12th before a wider release later in the year.

Wayne Coyne and the band recently stepped out of their bubbles and played “Will You Return / When You Come Down” for Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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The Flaming Lips American Head American Tour 2021-2022

The flaming lips:

08-20 Ogden, UT – Ogden Amphitheater
08-21 Las Vegas, NV – Psycho Las Vegas
11-07 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
11-08 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
11-09 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
11-11 Pittsburgh, PA – Level A & E.
11-12 Syracuse, NY – Crouse Hinds Theater
11-13 Albany, NY – Palace Theater
11-15 Boston, MA – House of Blues
11-16 Washington, DC – The Anthem
11-18 Montreal, Quebec – MTELUS
11-20 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Musical Theater
03-27 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
03-28 Houston, TX – House of the Blues
03-29 New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore
03-31 Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore
04-01 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
04-02 Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
04-04 St. Louis, MO – The pageant
04-05 Cincinnati, OH – ICON Music Center
04-06 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theater
04-08 Saint Paul, MN – Palace Theater
04-09 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
04-25 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
04-28 Boise, ID – Knitting
04-29 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
04-30 Spokane, WA – knitting mill
05-02 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
05-03 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
05-04 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
05-06 San Francisco, California – Warfield Theater
05-07 San Francisco, California – Warfield Theater
05-09 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
05-25 Leeds, England – pen
05-26 Liverpool, England – Invisible Wind Factory
05-30 Aylesbury, England – Waterside Theater
06-01 Bexhill, England – De la Warr Pavilion
06-02 London, England – O2 Forum Kentish Town
07-22 Galway, Ireland – Galway International Arts Fest