The Flaming Lips detail UK and Ireland tour dates for 2022

The Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips also have plenty of North American shows coming up from the end of this year.

The Flaming Lips have announced some updated UK and Ireland tour dates which will take place next year.

The gigs in Leeds, Liverpool, Aylesbury, Bexhill, London, and at Galway’s International Arts Festival, are booked for the May, June and July of 2022, straight off tours of the US and Canada.

They support last year’s American Head album, which up till now has been the subject of some very pandemic themed ‘space bubble’ concerts.

“Even though The Flaming Lips are from Oklahoma we never thought of ourselves as an AMERICAN band,” Wayne Coyne said of the LP.

“I know growing up (when I was like 6 or 7 years old) in Oklahoma I was never influenced by, or was very aware of any musicians from Oklahoma.”

“We mostly listened to the Beatles and my mother loved Tom Jones (this is in the 60’s)… it wasn’t till I was about 10 or 11 that my older brothers would know a few of the local musician dudes.”

“So…for most of our musical life we’ve kind of thought of ourselves as coming from ‘Earth’…not really caring WHERE we were actually from.”

“So for the first time in our musical life we began to think of ourselves as ‘AN AMERICAN BAND’…telling ourselves that it would be our identity for our next creative adventure.”

UK and Ireland tour dates:

May 2022
25 – Leeds, Stylus
26 – Liverpool, Invisible Wind Factory
30 – Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre

June 2022
1 – Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion
2 – London, O2 Forum

July 2022
22 – Galway, International Arts Festival

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