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The Flaming Lips

  • Hoyt Sherman Place
  • Address: 1501 Woodland Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
  • April 22, 2017
  • 7:30 PM to 12:00 AM
  • Phone: (515) 244-0507
  • Price: $40, $45, $55

American rock band The Flaming Lips will perform at Hoyt Sherman Place on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM.

Melodically, their sound contains lush, multi-layered, psychedelic rock arrangements, but lyrically their compositions show elements of space rock, including unusual song and album titles. They are also acclaimed for their elaborate live shows, which feature costumes, balloons, puppets, video projections, complex stage light configurations, and giant hands. In 2002, Q magazine named The Flaming Lips one of the "50 Bands to See Before You Die".

The group recorded several albums and EPs on an indie label, Restless, in the 1980s and early 1990s. After signing to Warner Brothers, they scored a hit in 1993 with "She Don't Use Jelly". Since then, the band has collaborated with artists like Ke$ha, Bon Iver, Erykah Badu, and Miley Cyrus.

In November of 2015, the Lips released 'Heady Nuggs 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic: 1994-1997', a three-CD or five-LP compilation including the 'Clouds Taste Metallic' album, the 1994 odds-and-ends EP 'Providing Needles for Your Balloons', a further rarities collection titled 'The King Bug Laughs', and a previously unreleased concert recorded in Seattle in 1996.

Tickets go on sale Friday, December 9th at 10:00 AM and can be purchased in person at the Hoyt Sherman Place Box Office, charged by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

The Flaming Lips