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The Flaming Lips photo provided by Artpark & Company
The Flaming Lips photo provided by Artpark & Company

The Flaming Lips will return to Artpark


Tue, Feb 20th 2024 10:45 am

Outdoor show set for Monday, July 22
√ Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday

Artpark & Company Press Release

As part of Artpark & Company’s 50th anniversary season, The Flaming Lips will perform the entire “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots” album – and more – at the Artpark Amphitheater at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 22.

Released in 2002, “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” remains the commercial high-water mark in The Flaming Lips’ wild, four-decade journey, giving the Grammy Award-winners their first RIAA-Certified Gold record. As the eagerly awaited follow-up to 1999’s masterwork, “The Soft Bulletin,” “Yoshimi” proved singer/guitarist Wayne Coyne and multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd had yet another masterpiece in them.

“Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” is a sci-fi-themed quasi-concept album that cast The Flaming Lips’ most playful and profound songs to date in a wondrous swirl of ambient electronics, digital beats and psychedelic splendor. The record yielded the band’s top-streamed track, “Do You Realize??” (a timeless stargazing anthem that, in 2009, was named the Official Rock Song of the band’s native Oklahoma) and also landed the Lips their first-ever Grammy Award for the cosmic album-closing instrumental “Approaching Pavonis Mons by Balloon (Utopia Planitia).”

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This concert is presented by Live Nation and Artpark.

Front-of-stage (standing), reserved seating and general admission tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday online at ticketmaster.com or over the phone by calling the Artpark & Company box office at 716-754-4375.

The physical box office is closed for in-person purchases, until further notice, due to construction on the Artpark grounds. Tickets will not be sold in person at the box office; they are only available online or via the phone.

No carry-in chairs will be allowed, but blankets are permitted on the grass areas.

Artpark Event Schedule

2024 events at Artpark include: Gary Clark Jr. (May 25); Los Lonely Boys (May 31); Sarah McLachlan (June 18); Bonnie Raitt (June 21); Dispatch (June 28); Norah Jones (July 6) The opera “Tosca” (July 12, 14); Train (July 19); The Flaming Lips (July 22); Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo (July 24): Two Door Cinema Club (July 29); Slash S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival with Keb’ Mo’, ZZ Ward and Robert Randolph (July 30); Backroads Blues Festival featuring Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jimmie Vaughan, Bobby Rush, and Duane Betts & Palmetto Motel (Aug. 10); Gin Blossoms + Toad the Wet Sprocket and Vertical Horizon (Aug. 11); Stray Cats (Aug. 13); Blues Traveler with Big Head Todd & The Monsters (Aug. 16); Bush (Aug. 17); Tedeschi Trucks Band (Aug. 20); O.A.R. (Aug. 27); Cole Swindell (Aug. 29); and Cage The Elephant + Young The Giant (Sept. 7).

The new Artpark & Company season is sponsored and supported in part by: M&T Bank; Cullen Foundation; New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; Parks & Trails New York; Town of Lewiston; Niagara County Legislature; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; HSBC Bank; Labatt Blue Light; Bud Light; Southern Tier Brewing; Buffalocal; and Northtown Automotive Companies.


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