If youve ever seen a live show by the abstract space rockers The Flaming Lips you know better than to think these guys are normal. From bright lights to circular stage props to naked girls with sheep masks, The Flaming Lips are beyond imagination! So, can you even begin to picture what their idea of a dream house might look like? Well, fear not! Pictures of lead singer Wayne Coynes futuristic house in Oklahoma have recently sprung their way onto the internet. Lets just say its space shuttle meets translucent bubble equip with Frank Lloyd Wright angles. Interested?
Fitzsimmons Architecture is the source for this trippy madness in the form of a house and a catalogue of pictures from inside the house can now be found on their website. When asked Fitzsimmons Architechture responded to the houses finished appearance commenting, Having seen Coyne’s appropriately trippy poop cave, it’s got me wondering if other musicians’ homes reflect their sensibilities as closely. Is John Mayer’s house ordinary and forgettable on the outside but chaotically and impenetrably decorated on the inside? Does Prince’s Minneapolis home have a bunch of sex swings? Yes, yes, I’m sure it does. Cant blame them for wondering, eh? The similarities between Coynes home and his newly designed home and some of the bands wicked stage props are unmistakably alike. For instance, their much admired giant plastic floating bubble.
In other, equally cool news, The Flaming Lips will be performing at select locations over the next couple of months, including a special appearance at Bonnaroo where theyll be performing Dark Side of the Moon alongside Stardeath and White Dwarfs. Below youll find a full list of dates as well as an interesting MTV Cribs style interview/tour of their new place.
The Flaming Lips 2010 Tour Dates
03/12 – Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
03/13 – Denton, TX @ NX35 Music Confette
04/15 – Charlottesville, VA @ Charlottesville Pavilion
04/17 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ Mid Hudson Civic Center
04/18 – Ithaca, NY @ Barton Hall (Cornell University)
04/19 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre
04/21 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
04/23 – Kansas City, KS @ Sandstone Amphitheatre
06/06 – Houston, TX @ Eleanor Tinsley Park
06/11 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
07/03 – Oxford, ME @ Nateva Music Festival
07/26 – New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage