The Flaming Lips will perform their ninth studio album The Soft Bulletin in its entirety with orchestral accompaniment. The Soft Bulletin was released in 1999 and quickly achieved widespread acclaim. Critics hailed the 14-track record as a welcome departure from the bands previous guitar-heavy alt rock blare in favour of artfully layered and intricately arranged tracks. The record made numerous 'Best of 1999' lists and was crowned NME's Album of the Year. The album is now considered to be the Flaming Lips' best masterpiece by fans and critics alike.
Hits like 'Race for the Prize', 'Waitin' for a Superman' and 'Suddenly Everything Has Changed' continue to induce chills thanks to Wayne's triumphant vocal melodies and the experimental tempos that defined the group's future sound. The UK dates date will give fans the rare opportunity to hear it live and loud for the first time in full.