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Since their very first gig playing at a transvestite bar three decades ago, the Flaming Lips have come a long way and have certainly maintained their presence on the music scene. They found their footing in the music business in the mid-90s with inventive songs with unique titles like "What is the Light? (An Untested Hypothesis Suggesting That the Chemical [In Our Brains] by Which We are Able to Experience the Sensation of Being in Love is the Same Chemical That Caused the 'Big Bang' That Was the Birth of the Accelerating Universe)." They continue to produce mind-boggling, foot-stomping hits that will have you scratching your head and moving to the beat. Don't miss your chance to see this amazing band live, in person.

To catch them on their latest tour, make sure you get your tickets in advance. They will be making stops at the Austin360 Amphitheater in Austin, The Pageant in Saint Louis, The Fillmore Detroit and many other prestigious venues around the country. Check StubHub for all of the latest tour dates and information about the Flaming Lips, and get your tickets today.


Flaming Lips Background

Established in 1983 in Oklahoma, the Flaming Lips have always prided themselves on being deliciously weird and authentic. From their humble beginnings as Oklahoma oddballs to their mid-'90s pop culture eclipse to their place as one of the most renowned bands of the 2000s, the Flaming Lips took some of the most surreal and bizarre paths in pop music.

Their story began when originator and guitarist Wayne Coyne supposedly swiped some musical instruments from a church hall in the area and recruited his vocalist brother Mark and bassist Michael Ivins to form a band. They gave themselves the unusual moniker of the Flaming Lips, which seemed to fit their persona perfectly.

The newly formed band made their live premiere at an area transvestite club. The band went through a number of drummers before enlisting Richard English. They then recorded their first album in 1985 on their label, Lovely Sorts of Death label. Eventually, Mark Coyne left the band, and Wayne Coyne took over the group, assuming the role as frontman and main songwriter. Soldiering on as a trio, the Flaming Lips put out Hear It Is in 1986, which was followed up with Oh My Gawd!!!....The Flaming Lips.

They were introduced to Jonathan Donahue, a concert promoter, while supporting the tour of the Butthole Surfers. The Flaming Lips members soon became close friends with Donahue, who later became the band's sound technician.

Telepathic Surgery was recorded in 1988, after which English chose to leave the band. Flaming Lips found themselves down to a duo. Nathan Roberts eventually took the place of English as the new drummer, and Donahue took the name of Dingus and enrolled in the band full time. With all players on board, the Flaming Lips cut the album, In a Priest Driven Ambulance in 1990, while working on Yerself is Steam at the same time.

Hit to Death in the Future Head came out in 1992, which came out with little commercial success. Both Donahue and Roberts exited the band shortly after that release. Not to be discouraged, drummer Steven Drozd and guitarist Ronald Jones were added to the band, and the Flaming Lips cut Transmissions from the Satellite Heart in 1993. They supported the album at Lollapalooza, criss-crossing the country in a Ryder truck.

Nearly a year after the release, the Flaming Lips unexpectedly found themselves on the Top 40 charts with their grassroots single, She Don't Use Jelly. Leveraging their 15 minutes of fame, the band played on MTV's annual Spring Break and did an arena tour in support of Candlebox. They even made an appearance on the cult classic soap, Beverly Hills 90210. The years following brought the Flaming Lips more albums and even more unusual occurrences. But despite the ups and downs, they managed to hold the attention of fans throughout the '90s and into the 2000s. In fact, in 2007, the Flaming Lips were nominated for a Grammy for Best Alternative Album for Mystics and claimed a Grammy for Best Engineered Album.

Today, the Flaming Lips continue to tour and collaborate with some well-known talents like Bon Iver, Ke$ha and Erykah Badu. And their originality continues to shine on!


Flaming Lips Hit Albums

From albums like Clouds Taste Metallic (1995) to Christmas on Mars (2008) to The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends (2012), the Flaming Lips have made cutting albums and performing music an art form.

With smash hits like Do You Realize?? and She Don't Use Jelly, the Flaming Lips are a band to experience live!


Flaming Lips Trivia

Did you know that the origin of the Flaming Lips moniker has various stories attached to it? It's true! Some of the stories range from being named after a porn flick to an ambiguous drug reference.

But it's not just their name that is weird. In 1996, the Flaming Lips' world turned upside down. For starters, their guitarist at the time, Ronald Jones, left unexpectedly to venture out on a spiritual odyssey from which he never returned. Then drummer Steven Drozd's hand was amputated after a spider bit him. And to top it off, bassist Michael Ivins was a victim of a hit-and-run accident after a tire fell off another car and smashed into his vehicle, leaving him trapped inside.


Flaming Lips Concert Experience

Coined as one of the "50 Bands to See Before You Die," the Flaming Lips concerts are a fine example of showmanship, featuring a spectacle of lights, costumes, lighting, confetti and much, much more. Get your tickets at StubHub today and get ready for a life-changing live performance!

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