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By Julia Weber, Features Editor
The Flaming Lips have announced a world tour to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.
The announcement follows the 2022 re-release of the album celebrating the 20th anniversary with a deluxe edition containing 100 total tracks including a number of alternate versions, demos and live renditions.
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Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots was well-received upon its initial 2002 release, receiving attention from publications like Pitchfork and Rolling Stone, and has since become a cult-classic album for 2000s rock and psychedelic music.
The Flaming Lips made their debut as a band with their 1986 album Hear It Is followed by Oh My Gawd!!!…The Flaming Lips one year later. Since their debut, The Flaming Lips have developed a substantial body of work including albums like Transmissions From the Satellite Heart, Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell, The Terror and Where The Viaduct Looms. The Flaming Lips headlined southeast Ohio’s Nelsonville Music Festival in 2011 and returned to the festival for another show four years later.
The tour is set to commence in late April in London and the band will come to the United States in early May, beginning their string of domestic performances in Chicago. Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. local time.
For a full list of tour dates and additional information, you can visit the band’s website here.