The Flaming Lips show off their bubbles on new video for Assassins Of Youth

The Flaming Lips headlining Bluedot Festival 2018 (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

The Flaming Lips headlining Bluedot Festival (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

The Flaming Lips are showing off the socially distanced gig they performed in Oklahoma City recently, made possible by their unique plastic bubbles.

This will seem like eccectric innovation or a Black Mirror waking nightmare depending on your point of view, but either way the footage centres around the new video for Assassins Of Youth, directed by frontman Wayne Coyne and taken from the band’s sixteenth studio album American Head.

“Of course, our MAIN priority was making sure everyone was safe and all the health cautions were being enforced,” Wayne Coyne writes. “I forgot about how exciting and fun and ridiculous it is to do a Flaming Lips show! I think the video shows it!”

As striking as they are, The Flaming Lips will be hoping there’s no need for bubbles when they visit the UK and Ireland next summer for a run of six shows.

Tour dates:

July 2021
17 – Galway, IRE, Festival Big Top
19 – Liverpool, UK, Invisible Wind Factory
20 – Leeds, UK, Uni Stylus
21 – Aylesbury, UK, Waterside Theatre
23 – London, UK, O2 Forum
25 – Bexhill On Sea, UK, De La Warr Pavilion

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