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The Flaming Lips: The Colbert Report (09-16-09 - Video)

 

 

Update:

Videos added. Review of the show here.

 

The Flaming Lips are scheduled to perform on the Colbert Show on September 16, 2009.

 

We'll be updating this post with video from their performance once it's available online.

 

The group's latest album, Embryonic will be released on October 13 from Warner Bros.

 

Here's the press release:


September 15, 2009 -- Burbank, CA -- The world's most unpredictable and entertaining experimental rock band, THE FLAMING LIPS, are gearing up for a busy fall. First up, the band will appear on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report on September 16th, which airs that night at 11:30 p.m. ET. Check local listings for details.

The LIPS' brand-new double-album, EMBRYONIC will be available online in its entirety for a limited-time only at www.colbertnation.com immediately after Wednesday night's show through Monday, September 21. This will be the first complete airing of the album in advance of release and the first time The Colbert Report has presented any album by an artist.

THE LIPS are appearing on Colbert to spread the word about EMBRYONIC, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records on October 13th. This marks their first full studio set in three years following their Grammy Award-winning AT WAR WITH THE MYSTICS. EMBRYONIC, THE LIPS' 12th album, was recorded in Fredonia, NY, and Oklahoma City, OK, with studio whiz and general co-conspirator Dave Fridmann and just may be their most sonically adventurous and compositionally vernal form of musical expression ever. In honor of the October 13th release date, THE LIPS will perform on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien that night.

EMBRYONIC will be released in multiple configurations: a standard CD, featuring 18 tracks, and a deluxe package that includes two CD's (18 tracks plus a bonus audio DVD of the full album) and a custom hardcover book featuring 24 pages of full-color art, lyrics, and band photos. This deluxe package is a limited-edition run and has been custom-designed by THE FLAMING LIPS. The album will also be released on vinyl with a single gatefold jacket that includes two colored LP's (one blue and one yellow). A CD version of the album will be included with the vinyl package.

THE LIPS will also release EMBRYONIC in two Direct to Consumer packages available only via the band's online store at www.flaminglips.com The deluxe DTC package, which will be sold as a digipack inside of a custom "fur" box, includes two CDs, plus a bonus 96k 24bit-super resolution audio DVD (256 times higher resolution rate than standard CD audio), and an exclusive album artwork lithograph. A very limited number of these prints will be autographed by the band.

A super MEGA Deluxe vinyl edition will also be made available in very limited quantities this coming winter 2009. A detailed explanation will be forthcoming. Keep and eye on the LIPS website for info.

Plans for New Years Eve?? Once again, The Flaming Lips have confirmed that they will indeed play their hometown of Oklahoma City on New Year's Eve, December 31, 2009, at the Cox Center. Tickets for the show will go on sale Saturday September 19th. Ticket prices range from $10, $20, and $25 (plus venue/transaction fees). Special Guests will be Oklahoma brethren and label mates STARDEATH AND WHITE DWARFS. Check www.flaminglips.com and www.stardeathandwhitedwarfs.com for further details.

Also just completed and ready for viewing is a brand new video for the EMBRYONIC track, "I Can Be A Frog," featuring backing animalistic sounds by Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeah's fame, will debut online beginning, Sep 22, on Myspace.Com.

If all that weren't enough, THE LIPS will once again host their annual "March of 1,000 Flaming Skeletons" Halloween Parade in Oklahoma City, now in its third year. This year's festivities take place on October 24th in downtown Oklahoma City's Bricktown district; just a stone's throw away from FLAMING LIPS ALLEY.

Last year's second annual Ghouls Gone Wild event was a huge success that drew LIPS fans from around the globe. Naturally, this year's Supernatural procession will be even more incendiary as festive floats, (in)appropriately adorned cars, walking groups, and 1,000 strong undead snake through the streets of Oklahoma City.

Here's a few things you should know before purchasing your bundle:

1. You can wear your costume from previous years and participate in the
parade. If you choose this option, you can purchase just the T-shirt and
the torch for $20. All the same rules apply, you must be 18, and you can
only use the torch that we provide.

2.  2009 Death March branded skeleton costumes come in two sizes: Standard
and Large -- this will be based on your T-shirt size choice. If you order a
Small or Medium shirt, you will get a Standard size costume, If you order a
Large or X-Large shirt you will get a Large size costume. Each bundle comes
with a torch and 2009 March of 1000 Skeletons event t-shirt. The shirts are
available in sizes Small through X-Large so choose your T-SHIRT size at
checkout.

3.  You may only purchase two costumes. Every costume must be for a
person so we need a person's name and e-mail address attached to each
costume. You will receive an email from us if you order two so we can obtain
the other person in your party's name.

4.  Every skeleton will be carrying a torch with real fire. Anyone in
the parade must be 18.  Anyone in the parade must sign a waiver.

5.  You will be told at a later date when and where to be, so please enter a valid name, email, mailing address, and phone number at checkout.

6. A person must have the ability to march in the parade for up to two
hours.

7. If you do not show up at the assigned time to pick up your outfit and
be in the parade, you forfeit your fee and will not receive a refund.

8. There are no refunds, but who cares, you will have a blast!

Info for the sale of items:
2009 March of 1000 Skeletons Costume Pack
UPC:
$40.00

This pack includes:
*Parade admission
*2009 Death March branded skeleton costume
*Exclusive event t-shirt -- select your size at checkout!
*Torch

2009 March of 1000 Skeletons T-shirt Pack
UPC:
$20.00

This pack includes:
*Parade admission
*Exclusive event t-shirt -- select your size at checkout!
*Torch

Details about the event and purchase restrictions:
* Must be 18 years of age or older to participate
* Limited to 2 costumes per person. Every costume must be for a person so
we need a person's name and e-mail address attached to each costume.
* Everyone in the parade must sign a waiver
* You will be told at a later date when and where to be so be sure to enter
a valid name, email, mailing address and phone number at checkout.
* Must have the ability to march in the parade for up to 2 hours
* If you do not show up at the assigned time to pick up your outfit and be
in the parade you forfeit your fee and will not receive a refund.  There are
NO refunds. Trust us, you won't want one - it's gonna be a night to remember.

As always www.flaminglips.com is the place to visit for info, concert updates, merchandise and much more. Important announcements regarding The Flaming Lips EMBRYONIC album and experience await...

 

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