And the Lips will also act as Beck's backing band...

BECK and Flaming Lips have confirmed the first dates on their joint North American tour.

As previously reported, Beck plans to tour from mid October until early December across North America with [/a] as both his support band, and backing group.

Speaking recently, Beck explained the idea.

He said: “We re-created the albums perfectly for years, so I’m not really interested in doing that. Some of the songs are due for reinventing, and the [a] will probably bring ideas to it. We’ll do whatever works.”

Now, a string of shows have been confirmed to take place at: Minneapolis Theater (October 17)

Chicago Theater (18)

Toronto Massy Hall (20)

Detroit Opera House (21)

Indianapolis Murat Center (22)

Columbus Mershon Auditorium (24)

Cleveland Palace Theater (25)

Syracuse Landmark Theater (26)

Boston Orpheum (28)

New York Beacon Theater (30-31)

More dates will be announced in the coming weeks.