[pullquote quote="It's become a perfect combination of my fantastical robot-world vision...it's hokey and wonderful and poignant and powerful." credit="Wayne Coyne"]Long live The Flaming Lips! Music released in gummy skulls, weird toys, their willingness to work with other artists, and appearances at big festivals.
This time it’s a full theatrical show, now nearing arrival, with a 2012 due date. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots will premiere November or December at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego.
“It’ll be a big chunk of Flaming Lips music, probably about 30 songs,” Coyne told Billboard. “It’s a big deal.”
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Photos: The Flaming Lips Perform At…Directed by Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), the storyline of the show will be based on the Yoshimi disc, released in 2002, but will also feature songs from The Soft Bulletin and At War with the Mystics. The theater company’s website promises a “dazzling, multi-media experience.” Yes, the plot focuses on a young Japanese artist named Yoshimi who must do battle in an evil robot world. Can’t wait!
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