The Flaming Lips’ Graveyard Smash
The event, titled “Everyone You Know Some Day Will Die,” takes its name from lyrics in the 2002 single “Do You Realize??,” which is otherwise known as the official rock song of Oklahoma. The cemetery shows are set for June 14-15 in Los Angeles.
The Hollywood Forever Cemetery is famous for being the final resting place of numerous actors, musicians, composers, cinematographers, singers, writers and directors. Both Dee Dee Ramone and Johnny Ramone are buried at the cemetery. Hollywood Forever also includes gravestones for Cecil B. DeMille, Jayne Mansfield, Rudolph Valentino and Douglas Fairbanks.
The Flaming Lips will play their 1999 album The Soft Bulletin on Tuesday, June 14 followed by Wednesday’s performance of their take on Pink Floyd’s 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon. In 2009 the group released The Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs with Henry Rollins and Peaches Doing The Dark Side of the Moon.
U.S. dates are booked May 13 through Sept. 10 with a few Canadian and European shows thrown in as well.
Upcoming festival appearances include Nelsonville Music Festival in Ohio (May 14); The Hangout Beach, Music and Arts Festival in Gulf Shores, Ala. (May 21); San Miguel Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain (May 26); Sasquatch! Music Festival in Quincy, Wash. (May 29); Forbidden Fruit Festival in Dublin, Ireland (June 4); Dave Matthews Band Caravan in Atlantic City, N.J. (June 24); and Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, N.C. (Sept. 10).
Fans will have other chances to see the Lips play The Soft Bulletin including the May 19-20 shows at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, as well as the July 7-8 gigs at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago.
The Lips will perform The Dark Side Of The Moon either July 9 or 10 at the Chicago edition of the Dave Matthews Band Caravan. The daily lineup has not yet been announced.
Tickets to the “Everyone You Know Some Day Will Die” shows will be sold through Ticketfly.com. Two-day passes will go on sale Friday, May 6 for $80. Single-day tickets will be available Saturday, May 7 for $40.
The cemetery shows are limited to two tickets per household. Fans must leave tents, coolers, chairs and pets at home. Overnight camping is not permitted. You are allowed to bring blankets, pillows, food and drinks.
Click here for The Flaming Lips’ website.
To purchase tickets for “Everyone You Know Some Day Will Die,” click here for the Ticketfly.com link. (NSFW warning on the Flaming Lips’ Ticketfly.com link.)