Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne will hit the road this Thursday, December 19th, for what is being billed as his “Record Store Tour.“ Coyne will be meeting and greeting fans and signing copies of the Lips’ first-ever EP, The Flaming Lips 1st EP, and The Flaming Lips 2nd Cassette Demo.
Wayne will be selling an extremely Limited Edition version of the EP which will be housed with a hand-crafted, custom-made solid chocolate skull. Anatomically correct and life-sized, of course. Each skull will contain a special Golden Coin that is redeemable as admission to any headline show by the band in the world. See below for all of Coyne’s upcoming tour stops.
This product contains quite a substantial amount of high-quality, gourmet chocolate accompanied by tthe very earliest music created by The Flaming Lips in their original incarnation and pressed onto color vinyl. A feast for the senses, indeed.
The Flaming Lips 1st EP will be available as a limited edition 12-inch on green vinyl and signed by Coyne. The last time this recording was available on vinyl was in 1986. It was originally recorded in two sessions at Benson Sound in 1984 and released on the group’s homemade label Lovely Sorts of Death Records. This edition has been remastered by Lips bassist Michael Ivins and given a reimagined cover by freak artist Charlie Immer.
Also for sale, will be The Flaming Lips 2nd Cassette Demo (recorded in 1983), which will be available as a limited-edition 7″ on blue vinyl, also signed by Coyne. Originally recorded in 1983, it captures the group in a transition from its primitive shambolic drug-damaged punk-pop to the primitive shambolic drug-damaged hallucinogenic cosmic brother death rock heard on the 1st EP. The music has been remastered by Lips drummer Kliph Scurlock and the cover photo is by Wayne’s brother, Dennis Coyne. Both items go on sale from participating record store retailers on December 24th and only 2,000 copies of each piece will be made available.
Wayne Coyne’s Record Store Tour:
12/19 @ 4pm Nashville, TN Grimey’s
12/20 @ Noon Louisville, KY Guestroom Records
12/20 @ 8 pm Chicago, IL Permanent Records
12/21 @ 5 pm St. Louis, MO Vintage Vinyl
12/22 @ 5 pm Lawrence, KS Love Garden Sounds
The Flaming Lips upcoming shows:
12/29 @ 7 pm Broomfield, CO 1stBank Center
12/30 @ 9 pm Aspen, CO Belly Up
12/31 @ 9:30 pm Aspen, CO Belly Up
01/10 @ 3:30 pm Squaw Valley, CA The Last Chair Festival
03/22 New Orleans, LA BUKU Music + Art Project