The band return to Blighty for a series of live shows...

Flaming Lips will return to the UK for a tour in January 2003, NME.COM can reveal.

The group, who are set to tour the US with Beck for much of this year, are confirmed to play five shows in the New Year.

It is likely that a new single, ‘Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt 1’, will be released around this time.

The tour calls at: Manchester University (January 16)

Birmingham Academy (17)

Bristol Academy (18)

Nottingham Rock City (20)

London Forum (21)

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