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The Flaming Lips to amp up the Greenfield Lake concert season

The Flaming Lips will bring their psychedelic rock to Greenfield Lake Amphitheater this summer. (Courtesy photo)

WILMINGTON — Wayne Coyne and his intergalactic cronies The Flaming Lips will be stopping over at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater this summer.

The group, formed in 1983 and best known for their psychedelic rock, is making its Wilmington debut on July 16. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m.

Originally from Oklahoma City, The Flaming Lips consist of Coyne, Steven Drozd (bass, guitars, keyboards, drums, vocals), Derek Brown (guitars, keyboards, percussion), Matt Duckworth Kirksey (keyboards, percussion, drums) and Nicholas Ley (drums, percussion). They are well-known for bringing color, audience engagement and hefty dose of weird, fun vibes to life.

Whether passing out lasers to the concertgoers, popping off giant balloons and confetti in the crowd, or bringing intense visuals, a Flaming Lips concert is an experience backed by lush musical arrangements. Flaming Lips often have unexpected guests joining them — bears, puppets and the like.

The band has released more than a dozen albums and last year celebrated the 20th year release of one of their most revered: “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.” They’re continuing the anniversary celebration into the 2024 touring season. The band will play through the album in its entirety.

The band has won multiple awards, including the American Music Award for 1998’s “The Soft Bulletin” and three Grammy’s, including for 2006’s “At War with the Mystics.”

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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