The Flaming Lips Perform First Bubbled Live Show: Watch


The Flaming Lips held a concert in Oklahoma City last night, where the band played to an audience encapsulated in the space bubbles long used by frontman Wayne Coyne as a staple of the show, as Brooklyn Vegan reports. Coyne and the band were also bubbled for the performance. At one point in the night, he held up a set of massive balloons reading “Fuck You COVID-19.” Find clips from the show below.

The Flaming Lips held a bubbled performance of “Race for the Prize” in a video shot for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. They first teased bringing that concept to the stage in October. Last night’s performance was originally scheduled for December but postponed due to coronavirus concerns. Each bubble holds enough room for three people. The band will return to the Criterion tonight for another sold-out performance behind their 2020 album American Head.

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