The Flaming Lips announce ‘The Soft Bulletin’ 20th anniversary UK tour

It includes a show at London's Brixton Academy

The Flaming Lips will mark the 20th anniversary of ‘The Soft Bulletin’ by performing the classic album in full during a special UK tour. See the dates below.

Released in 1999, the critically acclaimed ninth record from the band features the singles ‘Race for the Prize’ and ‘Waitin’ for a Superman’. Following its arrival, the LP was named NME‘s album of the year.

Two decades later, it’s been announced that ‘The Soft Bulletin’ will be showcased in its entirety at shows in Edinburgh, Manchester, and London in Autumn this year. The three-day stint will conclude with a performance at Brixton Academy on September 7.


Tickets go on general sale this Friday (March 8) at 10 am.

The Flaming Lips play:

September 5 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
September 6 – Manchester Academy, Manchester
September 7 – Brixton Academy, London

Back in 2011, The Flaming Lips performed the album in full at London’s Alexandra Palace as part of  ATP’s Don’t Look Back series of shows.

Last year, the band released a Greatest Hits compilation – featuring material released between 1993 and 2017. B-sides, outtakes, and some more left-field cuts were also included.


Looking forward to new material, the US group’s fifteenth album ‘King’s Mouth’ – narrated by The Clash’s Mick Jones – is set for release next month. The follow-up to 2017’s ‘Oczy Mlody’ will arrive on April 13 via Warner Bros.

In other news, The Flaming Lips’ frontman Wayne Coyne married his longtime partner Katy Weaver earlier this year. The ceremony was held at an Oklahoma rooftop venue, where the couple later posed inside the band’s plastic bubble prop. Coyne famously crowdsurfs inside the ball at live gigs.



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