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Flaming Lips Write a Comic Book!

  • July 17, 2013
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Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne has announced the release of his first ever comic book, entitled The Sun Is Sick. The adult-themed comic is a 40-page 6 ½” x 8 ½” full-color psychedelic fantasy in classic comic book form. It will go on sale at Comic-Com 2013 (at the San Diego Convention Center) beginning July 18th through 21st in an extremely limited print run and is sure to sell out. After that,The Sun Is Sick will be available through the official LIPS web store only beginning July 22nd where it will disappear fast.

WARNING!! The Sun Is Sick may be a comic book but make no mistake; this is not suitable for children and depending on what sort of person you are, it may not be suitable for some of you non-children either. If you have doubts at this moment then The Sun Is Sick is not for you. If you happen to be a LIPS fan that has enjoyed Wayne’s beautiful artwork in the past and like adult-themed comic books then by all means this instant Collector’s Item is waiting for you, but you better be quick.

PasteMagazine.Com will preview The Sun Is Sick on July 17th, the day before Comic-Con 2013 opens and will include a feature with Coyne on the making of the book.

In other LIPS news, the band has been nominated for a 2013 AIM Independent Music Award for “Best Live Act.” AIM is a trade body established in 1999 to provide a collective voice for the UK’s independent music industry. THE LIPS are signed to Bella Union in the U.K.

Coyne is featured on a track called “The Perfect Life” on Moby’s new album Innocents, which will be released on Oct 1st in the U.S.

The band are currently touring in support of their latest album THE TERROR. West Coast tour dates will be announced soon. For now, see tour dates below:

07/15 Wallingford, CT Oakdale Theatre (Spiritualized supports)
07/16 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE Outdoors (Spiritualized supports)
07/17 Lewiston, NY Artpark
07/23 Oklahoma City, OK Rock For Oklahoma Benefit / Chesapeake Arena
(with Kings Of Leon, Jackson Browne, Built to Spill and more)
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
07/30 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
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, UK Bestival
09/07 Stekene, Belgium Crammerock Festival
09/30 Boston, MA Agganis Arena (w/ Tame Impala)
10/01 New York, NY Terminal 5 (w/ Tame Impala)
10/02 New York, NY Terminal 5 (w/ Tame Impala)
10/03 Philadelphia, PA Penn’s Landing, Festival Pier (w/ Tame Impala)
10/04 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion (w/ Tame Impala)
10/21 Tokyo, Japan Blitz
10/22 Tokyo, Japan Blitz
10/23 Osaka, Japan Hatch
10/24 Nagoya, Japan Club Diamond Hall

Additional West Coast tour dates will be announced soon. Keep an eye on www.flaminglips.com for details, new merch and important clues.

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