The Flaming Lips To Play Oklahoma Benefit Concert

flaming lips benefitThe Flaming Lips will be joining the likes of Kings of Leon, Built to Spill and Jackson Browne

for a concert titled, Rock For Oklahoma, that will be benefiting the victims of the recent tornadoes that struck the Oklahoma City area a few weeks back.

Read a statement from Wayne Coyne, frontman for The Flaming Lips, after the jump.

In an interview with Tulsa World, Wayne Coyne had this to say:

“Shakespeare said ‘It is not enough to help the needy up, but to support them after. In our small way we are trying to not just be here at the moment of immediate need, but to stay and help with the rebuilding. After all, this is our home and they are us and we are them.”

Tickets for the benefit went on sale Friday, June 14. You can buy concert tickets  here.

In addition to the benefit concert, The Flaming Lips have added more dates to their summer tour schedule. For two of the dates on their tour, they will share the stage with Spiritualized. The Black Keys will also be joining them for two nights of the tour.

Below is a list of their tour schedule.

* are shows with The Black Keys

^ are shows with Spiritualized

07-11 Raleigh, NC – Time Warner Cable Pavilion *
07-12 Greenville, SC – Charter Amphitheatre *
07-13 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
07-15 Wallingford, CT Oakdale Theatre ^
07-16 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE Outdoors ^
07-17 Lewiston, NY – Artpark
07-25 Salt Lake City, UT – Twilight Concert Series, Pioneer Park
07-27 Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Edgefield
07-28 Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
07-31 Costa Mesa, CA – The Pacific Amphitheatre
08-01 Las Vegas, NV – Bud Light Music First, House of Blues
08-17 Omaha, NE – Maha Maha Festival
09-06 Isle Of Wight, England – Bestival
09-07 Stekene, Belgium – Crammerock Festival
10-21 Tokyo, Japan – Blitz
10-22 Tokyo, Japan – Blitz
10-23 Osaka, Japan – Hatch
10-24 Nagoya, Japan – Club Diamond Hall

You can buy concert tickets to see The Flaming Lips in concert as well a purchase a CD and vinyl from their website.

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