The pyschedelic popsters want to make their tour more of "an event"...

THE FLAMING LIPS have appealed to fans to wear fancy dress and bring props to the band’s forthcoming US tour, so as to make it more of “an event”.

Flaming Lips have confirmed a handful of tour dates for the end of September and start of October across the US. The band intend to add more dates, with the final tour expecting to last in the region of five weeks.

Speaking via their official website, [url=]www.flaminglips.com, the band have appealed to make the shows “an event”. They said: “Bring hand puppets and wear costumes to the shows. Make it an event! And let everybody know…ray guns, moon jumps, balloons, flowers, whatever…Go wild and enjoy thyselves!”

The tour calls at: Nashville Uptown Mix (September 27) Knoxville Mooses’ Music Hall (28) Asheville Music Zone (29) Athens 40 Watt Club (30) Carrboro Cat’s Cradle (October 2) Philadelphia Trocadero (4) Amherst University of Massachusetts (5) Boston Roxy (6) New Haven Toad’s Place (8) New York Irving Plaza (9) Louisville Headliners Music Hall (11) Chicago Vic (12) Detroit Majestic Theater (13) Milwaukee Rave (14)