Wizards Of Oz THE FLAMING LIPS Organize The First Real BUBBLE Concert…

It’s not the first time that Oklahoma mavericks THE FLAMING LIPS stunt. Their live shows always have been a colorful, carnaval-esque, and terrifically eye-catching spectacle with wizard/frontman Wayne Coyne frequently squeezing himself in a plastic bubble and rolling over the crowd while performing a song, which I experienced myself a few times.

(photo by Turn Up The Volume! Amsterdam, 2018)

No wonder they have the expertise to organize a real bubble concert with the audience in a diaphanous cocoon. They already did a try-out recently, playing Assassins Of Youth and Brother Eye, two of the highlights from their recent American Head album.

Watch here…




First real bubble concert on 11th December (already sold out, a 2nd show just announced)

Bubble Pioneers THE FLAMING LIPS Shoot Spectacular Live Video For ‘ASSASSINS OF YOUTH’

Clips that will have an impact on your eyes and your ears…

28 October 2020

(photo by Turn Up The Volume!)

Weird coincidence? In recent years, as part of the fairytale-like concerts of THE FLAMING LIPS their wizard-frontman WAYNE COYNE squeezed himself in a sort of plastic bubble and rolled over the crowd while performing a song. Spectacular indeed, as I witnessed myself a few times. Little did the band know they would perform this stunt in 2020, live
for the making of a video, with 100 spectators each in their own bubble.

The short show was filmed at The Criterion in their hometown of Oklahoma City. One of
the songs they played was ASSASSINS OF YOUTH, a magical ballad from their recent, excellent album American Head.

Watch the bubble pioneers and their bubble audience right here…


(Live photos by Turn Up The Volume! Antwerp, Belgium, 2017)