Peace and Punk Rock Summer 2011 Tour Dates: Flaming Lips

Yesterday Psych Exploration of the Future Heart set the record straight on much of the misinformation reported by various websites in the past week concerning The Flaming Lips Soft Bulletin Live 2011 plans.  The full corrections and clarifications are posted here, among them:

a) The Flaming Lips have recorded a live The Soft Bulletin but are not revealing where or when it was recorded (Coyne: “the mystery is part of the appeal”).  The suggestion that they will record a live album this summer at their Bulletin gigs is completely unfounded – it’s already recorded…

b) Strawberry Gummy Skulls with marijuana-flavored brains containing autographed USBs holding this Soft Bulletin live recording – and music videos they shot at SUNY Fredonia for two of its songs (“Race for the Prize” and “What is the Light?”) have been on sale since last Thursday at ticketfly in two-day Hollywood Forever Cemetery pass packages.  As of yesterday afternoon they were almost sold out.  Tickets without the skull are also available.  This Gummy Skull will be issued at Hollywood Forever Cemetery – thus the “release date” for The Soft Bulletin live recording and videos is June 14th or 15th.

c) Pitchfork and other have stated or implied their Soft Bulletin live Gummy Skull will be released separately for fans not attending the Hollywood Forever Cemetery gigs.  There has been no indication this is the case.  Though this could change, SUNY Fredonia’s newspaper, Fredonia Leader, quoted Wayne at the film shoot saying“We’re doing this [Soft Bulletin live video shoot] exclusively for the show we’re doing in The Cemetery in Hollywood.  I kind of thought it would be cool…”

d) Most significantly, I posted the eight shows at which The Flaming Lips are performing The Soft Bulletin.  Every other website I’ve come across has listed shows the band is not playing this album at as such, and/or vice versa (and few of these websites agree with each other, leading to much confusion on which are and aren’t Soft Bulletin shows).  In compiling this list – reposted at the bottom of this post – I personally checked with a member of The Flaming Lips three times in the past two weeks.

Adding to these definitive Soft Bulletin tour dates – via a poster (shown below) linked in The Flaming Lips’ above embedded tweet – we now have a complete list of Flaming Lips 2011 summer shows – dubbed “Peace and Punk Rock Summer 2011 Tour“.  The newly announced shows – and specific dates of previously announced festival appearances are in bold.  The list below apparently completes The Flaming Lips tour schedule for summer 2011.

UPDATE May 11 looks like The Flaming Lips are devising a new space bubble introduction to start their shows on these dates:

Follow Flaming Lips tour updates and more at twitter/FutureHeartDay

05/13 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
05/14 – Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Music Festival
05/15 – Richmond, VA @ The National
05/17 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
05/18 – Nashville, TN @ The Ryman Auditorium
05/19 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
05/20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
05/21 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
05/26 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
05/29 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
06/04 – Dublin, IE @ Forbidden Fruit Festival
06/11 – Santa Rosa, CA @ Sonoma County Fairgrounds – Harmony Festival
06/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
06/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
06/17 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan
06/23 – Atlantic City, NJ @ TBA
06/24 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Dave Matthews Band Caravan
06/30 – St Austell, UK @ Eden Project
07/01 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace
07/02 – Cheshire, UK @ Jodrell Bank Observatory
07/05 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
07/07 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
07/08 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
07/09 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
07/10 – Chicago, IL @ Dave Matthews Band Caravan
07/27 – Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion
07/28 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/29 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
07/31 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music Festival
08/03 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks
08/04 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Concert Cove at Harrah’s
08/05 – Kansas City, KS @ Kanrocksas
08/06 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady District Block Party
09/03 – Izu City, Japan @ TBA
09/10 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival
09/16 – Telluride, Co @ Telluride Blues Festival
09/21 – Puyallup, WA @ TBA (probably Puyallup Fair)
09/23 – Live Oak, FLA @ TBA (rumoured to be second night headliner of Black Water Music Festival – but not confirmed)

Below are the eight announced shows at which The Flaming Lips will play The Soft Bulletin.  All other shows listed elsewhere as such are done in error.  I have personally checked this list three times in the past two weeks with a member of The Flaming Lips:

05/19 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
05/20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
05/29 – George, WA @ Sasquatch
06/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever
07/01 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace
07/07 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
07/08 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
7/31 – Montreal, Quebec @ Osheaga Music and Arts Festival

If you find further errors in any of the above or have additional tips please leave a comment below or e-mail

Psych Explorations of the Future Heart is by and for fans of rock n’ roll, The Flaming Lips and enthusiasm for life.  Every effort is made to present the most accurate and complete information on the web.  For the latest updates (weeks before Pitchfork will get around to it), follow twitter/FutureHeartDay.


  1. I just want to commend you on your efforts on setting the record straight. It takes some work to follow the Flips, but that assures the real fans are there. Still, I was hoping you could clarify something from your last post. I thought you said the band is playing the entire Darkside of the Moon somewhere. What are those dates?


  2. Dark Side of the Moon is planned for three shows:
    06/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
    07/10 – Chicago, IL @ Dave Matthews Band Caravan
    08/03 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks


  3. Hey, love the blog, would you happen to know where i can get one of those posters, i just saw them in richmond but didnt see any there, thanks.


  4. Sorry Patrick – I don’t know. That poster was just finished last week, so I’d assume maybe in June or so they will sell them at shows or online or something. But I really can’t say for sure…


  5. Another name for the tour is the “In Our Bodies, Out of Our Heads Summer 2011 Tour,” which is on the back of the tour t-shirt.

    The front of the shirt has Wayne’s twitter profile photo covered by little skulls to make it look like a sheet of blotter.


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