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Musical is based around the band's 'Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots' LP and will open in San Diego in the autumn

The Flaming Lips reveal full details of new 'Yoshimi' musical

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The Flaming Lips have confirmed full details of the musical which is based around their 2002 album 'Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots'.

The production, which has been directed and put together by Des McAnuff, will run from November 6 to December 16 at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, California.

The musical's storyline is as weird and experimental as the album itself, with producers describing it like this:

Yoshimi is a young Japanese artist facing the battle of her life: the battle for her life. Adrift from her family and lover, Yoshimi journeys alone into a fantastical robot-world where she wages a war with fate. Will her will to survive be powerful enough to master the evil forces that threaten to destroy her?


As well as featuring music from the 2002 album, the show will also feature songs from other albums by the Flaming Lips, including 'The Soft Bulletin' and 'At War With The Mystics'.

The musical's book was originally set to be penned by The West Wing and The Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin, but he withdrew from the project when it became apparent that the show's dialogue would be entirely sung.

The Flaming Lips recently released a collaborative album, titled 'The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends', which brought together an eclectic group of artists including Bon Iver, Ke$ha, Nick Cave, My Morning Jacket and Yoko Ono.

A limited number of vinyl releases, which came out for Record Store Day in April, contained the blood of some of the artists who had contributed to the record.

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