According to Consequence of Sound, The Flaming Lips will be playing their first public performance since the start of the pandemic, next month in Oklahoma City. The band has staged a series of trial runs and are finally ready to present a space bubble concert for the general public. They announced earlier today that the "World's First Space Bubble Concert" will be happening December 11 at The Criterion in OKC.
The venue will be filled with 100 giant, inflatable balls, each with room for one to three people. Frontman Wayne Coyne said the following on playing inside the space balls:
“It holds a lot of air. I mean, you can be in there for quite a while. I just don’t think people quite realize what it is as a mechanism. But we’ve just messed with them for so long, we kind of know that it can all work and how it can work and all that.”
Those trial runs included performances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and a private "friends and family" show that they filmed and used for the "Assassins of Youth" video. Check out what that looked like below.
Photo: YouTube/The Flaming Lips