Miley Cyrus and Flaming Lips to be joined on tour by Dan Deacon

Baltimore electronic musician to open for Cyrus and band during November and December

Electronic musician Dan Deacon has been added to Miley Cyrus‘ upcoming ‘Dead Petz’ tour.

Cyrus recently announced that she will tour in support of her recent album ‘Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz’ with The Flaming Lips as her live band. The stint will include a show where Cyrus, her band and the entire audience will all be naked.

Now, Baltimore’s Dan Deacon has confirmed that he will open for Cyrus at a handful of dates of the tour during November and December. These include Chicago, Detroit, Washington DC, New York, Philadelphia and Boston.

Deacon said of the news: “I felt like I was in the ‘Phantom Tollbooth’ when the offer to open the Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz tour came in, but I have a pretty weird life and tend to end up in really bizarre situations that I never in a million years would have pictured. I think it’s safe to say without any doubt that the experience of touring with Miley and the Flaming Lips will be one of the most reality curving events of my career thus far. Mostly I’m really looking forward to introducing my music and performance to her fans and to watch this show unfold each night.”

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Deacon has previously remixed Cyrus, taking her hit ‘We Can’t Stop’, chopping, splicing and reducing it by 50 per cent. Listen below.

As well as The Flaming Lips, Cyrus’ 23-track ‘Dead Petz’ LP also featured other artists including Big Sean, Mike Will Made-It, Sarah Barthel of Phantogram, and father Billy Ray Cyrus.

Cyrus claimed that the record had been inspired by the death of her pet dog, Floyd, whose spirit she believes lives on in Wayne Coyne.

“I really think, in a way, his energy went into Wayne’s energy,” she told The New York Times. “What he was to me, Wayne has become.”

Elaborating further on their relationship, she added: “He’s everything in the world — you can’t even define us. I am 100 per cent in love with Wayne, and Wayne is in love with me, but it’s nothing sexual in any way. That would be the grossest.”