October 20th and 21st – Bridge School Concert – Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, California
Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit is an annual, acoustic, charity concert for the Bridge School helping children with severe communication issues and physical impairments. This year’s fest will stream at bridgeschoolbenefit.org with performances by Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Jack White, Flaming Lips, Guns N’ Roses, Sarah McLachlan, Lucinda Williams, Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers, Gary Clark Jr, Ray Lamontagne and more!
October 26th – Freak Night – Zoo Amphitheater – OKC, Oklahoma
The Flaming Lips are playing a free show with New Fumes and Stardeath and White Dwarfs: Freak Night.
Guestroom Records, the OK Zoo Amp- facebook page and Dwelling Spaces have been giving away advance tickets for reserved entrance. All remaining attendees will be admitted free on the day of the show until maximum capacity is reached. The October 26th free concert aims to be this Halloween’s “largest costume party in the midwest.” Read more about this special show (and the last time the Lips played the Zoo) here.
November 4th – Barnhill Arena – Fayetteville, Arkansas
This event is free for University of Arkansas students. Public tickets information has not yet been announced.
November 6th/16th (previews/ opening night) – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (world premier musical) – La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego California
La Jolla Playhouse and acclaimed director Des McAnuff are getting set for the November 6, 2012 world-premiere previews of their latest work, The Flaming Lips’ Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.
One of the most anticipated American musicals to open this year, this ambitious technological production will include light projections, singing, dancing, a live rock band, and ten robots that “interact with projections in a way people haven’t seen before,” according to Playhouse artistic director Christopher Ashley. Based on The Flaming Lips’ beloved 2002 album of the same name, Ashley says for this theatrical adaptation McAnuff and Wayne Coyne “have created this much more extensive narrative that jumps off the album like a trampoline.”
Opening night is November 16th and the show runs for exactly one month after. As previously posted by The Future Heart tickets have been on sale since this summer. All shows are still available here. The Future Heart has also been discussing free and discounted ticket options with La Jolla: “if you hang 25 posters, you get two free tickets to see YOSHIMI in the first week.” Details are here.
A free ticket give-away will be announced this weekend at facebook.com/TheFutureHeart.
Mystery New York City Show
It looks like the Lips have an upcoming show in New York City. On October 19th iconic sunglass manufactures Ray Ban gave out free tickets at any rate….
…hmmm…does any body have any details? When is this? What venue? Etc…