If Record Store Day hasn’t made Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne an official ambassador yet, they should get on that. The singer and psych-rock artiste is planning a new round of record store tour dates, following a similar tour he undertook last fall. And once again, he’s bringing along some extra ridiculous, extra collectible Flaming Lips loot with him. This time around, his visits will coincide with the release of a limited-edition reissue of the band’s debut EP, accompanied by a life-sized, anatomically correct skull made of chocolate. It’s pressed on green vinyl, and signed by Coyne himself. The skull also houses a gold coin, redeemable for free entry into any Flaming Lips show of your choice.
Wayne Coyne record store tour:
2/8 New York, NY – Other Music (11 a.m.)
2/8 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade (4 p.m.)
2/9 Boston, MA – Newbury Comics/ Newbury St. location (1 p.m.)
2/10 Philadelphia, PA – a.k.a music (5 p.m.)
2/11 Baltimore, MD – Sound Garden (5 p.m.)
The Flaming Lips are also performing at Amnesty International’s USA Human Rights Home Concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Feb. 5. Also scheduled to perform are Tegan and Sara, Yoko Ono, Imagine Dragons, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Cold War Kids, Cake, Colbie Caillat, Blondie, The Fray, and Bob Geldof with special address by members of Pussy Riot, introduced by Madonna. More info here.
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.