The Flaming Lips
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4
Sled Island passes grant entry to this event (subject to capacity.)
The Flaming Lips have announced a June 21 stop at the Sled Island Music & Arts Festival in Calgary on their 2018 Tour in support of their current universally acclaimed album Oczy Mlody. Tickets for the Calgary show will go on sale Friday, April 13 at 10am. Sled Island passes grant entry (subject to capacity).
Three-time GRAMMY winners, The Flaming Lips continue to dazzle on record and on stage.
“If you were to make a list of bands that would be active three decades later –let alone ones that would eventually sign with a major label, sell millions of records, appear in TV commercials, and record with teen pop idols – the Oklahoman trio with bad haircuts and a bizarre sense of humor would have been very low on the list. If you were told they would accomplish all of that without changing their idiosyncrasies, that would sell millions of records while getting weirder and more eccentric along the way, it would have been utterly unthinkable. There was simply no precedent for a band like The Flaming Lips.” – Rolling Stone
“The Flaming Lips situate their music in extreme contrasts: humanism and horror, Day-Glo colors and widow’s black. Much of ‘Oczy Mlody’ is gentle but disturbing… whimsical.” – The New York Times
“Three decades into the Flaming Lips career, the Oklahoma City psych rock heroes remain difficult to pin down. The Lips output remains consistent in its urgency. ‘Oczy Mlody’ is as weird as you want it to be.” – Noisey / Vice