Win Tickets to The Flaming Lips at SummerStage

The Flaming Lips at Molson Ampitheatre (07/08/10)
The Flaming Lips
Photo: Frank Yang/Chromewaves

The real magic of a Flaming Lips show, however, is how it manages to transcend its context as either rock concert or circus sideshow and become something truly unique and magical. Coyne comes across as just as much a prophet up there as he does a carnival barker or rock singer – though I’ve never heard any other prophet call his congregation “motherfuckers” quite so much – bringing a message of peace and love that never felt naive, but seemed to acknowledge through the madness of its presentation that asking to simply love one another is one of the most complex and incomprehensible requests anyone could ever make. The Lips get that, they do. But they’re asking anyways. And they’re doing it with laserhands.

The Flaming Lips. There’s nothing else like it. [Chromewaves]


If you too would like to experience the magic of a Flaming Lips show, then this just might be your lucky week. I’ve got a pair of tickets to giveaway to the Lips’ July 26 show at Central Park SummerStage. Deadline for entering this contest is Friday, July 23 at midnight ET. SummerStage shows are all ages and take place rain or shine. One last thing, when you get there, don’t forget to donate!

SummerStage contest entry form, official (and disturbing) video for “The Sparrow Looks Up At The Machine” and more Flaming Lips tour dates after the jump.

Flaming Lips 2010 Tour Dates
Jul 20 2010 Amphitheatre at Station Square Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 22 2010 Artpark Lewiston, New York, NY
Jul 23 2010 Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center Canandaigua, NY
Jul 24 2010 Mountain Park Holyoke, MA
Jul 26 2010 Central Park SummerStage New York, NY
Jul 27 2010 Terminal 5 New York, NY
Aug 05 2010 Festival Sudoeste Zambujeira do Mar, Alentejo, PORTUGAL
Aug 08 2010 Off Festival Myslowice, POLAND
Aug 13 2010 Oya Festival Oslo, oslo, NORWAY
Aug 15 2010 La Route Du Rock Summer St. Malo, FRANCE
Aug 19 2010 Pukkelpop Kiewit, BELGIUM
Aug 21 2010 Green Man Festival – Glanusk Park, Wales Breacon Beacons, Wales, UK
Sep 11 2010 Bestival Isle of Wight, England, UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 18 2010 The Blue Note Columbia, MO
Sep 19 2010 Roy Wilkins Auditorium St Paul, MN
Sep 21 2010 Burton Cummings Theatre Winnipeg, MB
Sep 23 2010 University of Calgary- MacEwan Hall Calgary, AB
Sep 24 2010 Edmonton Events Centre Edmonton, AB
Sep 26 2010 Malkin Bowl Vancouver, BC
Sep 29 2010 McDonald Theatre Eugene, OR
Oct 01 2010 Fox Oakland Theater Oakland, CA
Oct 02 2010 Fox Oakland Theater Oakland, CA
Oct 10 2010 Austin City Limits – Zilker Park Austin, TX
Oct 13 2010 Jannus Live St Petersburg, FL
Oct 14 2010 House of Blues Orlando Orlando, FL
Oct 15 2010 St. Augustine Amphitheatre St. Augustine, FL
Oct 16 2010 Sunset Cove Amphitheater Boca Raton, FL