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The Flaming Lips to Perform at Rock for Oklahoma Benefit / Add Dates

| 18 June 2013 | Reply

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June 18, ’13 – (Burbank, CA – Oklahoma City favorite sons THE FLAMING LIPS will join an all-star line-up of musicians with a special connection to the state of Oklahoma for the Rock For Oklahoma Benefit concert, which will raise money for victims of both F5 tornados that struck Moore, Oklahoma City, and surrounding areas this spring.

The Flaming Lips, Kings of Leon, Jackson Browne, Built to Spill and special guests will perform at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Tickets are $35 and $50 and go on sale this Friday, June 14th at 10 a.m. online via Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1.800.745.3000.

Losses from these storms are estimated to reach upwards of $2 billion. Many of the short-term needs of the people affected by the tornados have already been met; the goal of Rock for Oklahoma is to help them with long-term issues and problems, such as regaining livelihoods. All of the proceeds will be dispersed to central Oklahoma community organizations and charities, via local charities.

“Shakespeare said, ‘It is not enough to help the needy up, but to support them after,'” says Lips frontman Wayne Coyne. “In our small way we are trying to not just be here at the moment of immediate need, but to stay and help with the rebuilding. After all, this is our home and they are us and we are them.”

At present, THE LIPS have recently returned home after dates around the globe in support of THE TERROR including shows w/ The Black Keys. They have a couple more dates w/ The Keys as well as a pair of shows w/ support from Spiritualized. All tour dates are below:

The Flaming Lips upcoming tour dates are as follows:

June 14            Hultsfred, Sweden          Hultsfred Festival

June 15            Aarhus, Denmark           Northside Festival

July 11              Raleigh, NC                   Time Warner Cable Pavilion w/ The Black Keys

July 12              Greenville, SC               Charter Amphitheatre w/ The Black Keys

July 15              Wallingford, CT              Oakdale Theatre w/ Spiritualized

July 16              Pittsburgh, PA               Stage AE Outdoors w/ Spiritualized

July 17              Lewiston, NY                 Artpark

July 25              Salt Lake City, UT          Twilight Concert Series, Pioneer Park

July 27              Troutdale, OR                McMenamins Edgefield

July 28              Seattle, WA                  Capitol Hill Block Party

July 31              Costa Mesa, CA            The Pacific Amphitheatre

Aug 1                Las Vegas, NV              Bud Light Music First, House of Blues

Aug 17              Omaha, NE                   Maha Maha Festival

Sep 6                Isle Of Wight, UK          Bestival

Sep 7                Stekene, Belgium          Crammerock Festival

Oct 21               Tokyo, Japan                 Blitz

Oct 22               Tokyo, Japan                 Blitz

Oct 23               Osaka, Japan                Hatch

Oct 24               Nagoya, Japan  Club      Diamond Hall

More east and west coast tour dates will be announced soon. Keep an eye on www.flaminglips.com for details, new merch and important clues.

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Todd ‘ToddStar’ Jolicoeur

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