Flaming Lips Promise 'Out of Control' New Year's Eve Show
When Flaming Lips take the stage Friday for their fourth annual New Year's Eve Freakout concert, fans will be barraged with "20 times more balloons and confetti" than at regular shows, lead singer Wayne Coyne tells The Hollywood Reporter.
Coyne says the group is forced to up the ante on the Dec. 31 date because of the high standard of wackiness they've already set for themselves, "Our show is kind of like a New Year's Eve show when it's not fucking New Year's Eve. So when we do a New Year's Eve show, it's out of control."
He continues, "The audience, I think, want that. They're on acid and they're on mushrooms and on DMT and they want this over the top experience."
Stardeath and White Dwarfs, a band fronted by Coyne's nephew Dennis, opens the show, taking place at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.
Flaming Lips will play its seminal 1999 album The Soft Bulletin in its entirety after midnight.
The event's seizure-inducing promo is below: