For 18 minutes, fans thought it was all over
Flaming Lips shocked fans last night (October 24) by announcing that they were to split.
The Oklahoma-based band apparently changed their minds 18 minutes later.
As fans and media reacted to the shock news, a second Tweet appeared reading: “lol just joking guys.” A spokesperson for the band confirmed that the first announcement was “not true”.
A further tweet, which remains on the page, says “That last announcement was a bit premature,” accompanied by a picture marking the band’s 30 year anniversary this year. Amid the confusion, singer Wayne Coyne tweeted from his personal account: “The Flaming Lips twitter has been hijacked!!!!”
Flaming Lips recently recorded a four-track EP with Tame Impala, with each band covering two of the other’s tracks. The EP is a special release marking shows the bands are joint headlining in October and November in Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Columbia.
Flaming Lips meanwhile, are working on an “extended play 6 song thang..” to go with a track they’ve written for the upcoming film adaptation of military science fiction novel Enders game, Coyne recently revealed.