Get ready for the feels
It’s been 20 years since American rockers The Flaming Lips released their ninth studio album The Soft Bulletin, and now they’re heading to Australia to celebrate.
Released in 1999, The Soft Bulletin was seen as a huge change in sound for The Flaming Lips. Hailed by critics, the record was a departure from the band’s previous guitar-heavy alt-rock sound and into something more accessible-sounding, combining their rock sound with catchy melodies, electronic beats, and synthesizers.
It was a far cry from their previous album Zaireeka, a quadruple album of experimental sounds meant to be played on four separate stereo systems at the same time.
The Flaming Lips have decided that they will extend the album’s anniversary tour in Australia to include a very special show in Brisbane.
While we can expect a focus on The Soft Bulletin at these shows, the band will have just played their smash hit 2002 album Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots in full at Chicago’s Riot Fest a couple of weeks earlier, so here’s hoping we might also get to experience some of that material too.
The Flaming Lips’ live show is truly like no other, so we’re prepared for just about anything – does it get more exciting than that?
Musically, the band have spent almost four decades creating experimental, weird, and exciting records, cementing themselves as an incomparable force in the rock scene.
The Flaming Lips will celebrate two-decades of The Soft Bulletin this September. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.com.au.