The Soft Bulletin turns 20: The Flaming Lips announce Australian anniversary tour

UPDATE: The Flaming Lips’ upcoming tour has been expanded to include Brisbane. Check out the full tour dates below.

Eminent psychedelic rockers The Flaming Lips have announced a set of Australian tour dates to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their ninth studio album The Soft Bulletin. 

Performing at the Sydney Opera House and as part of Melbourne International Art Festival this October, the four date tour will mark their first time in Australia since early 2016.

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As their 1999 record The Soft Bulletin turns 20 years young, The Flaming Lips are heading to Australia for a special anniversary tour.

The Soft Bulletin remains one of The Flaming Lips’ most highly acclaimed records, an intricate body of work that included massive tunes such as Race For The Prize and Waitin’ For A Superman. It would be followed by their opus Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots in 2002.

This upcoming tour will see the Lips playing the record cover-to-cover, so start your binge listening today if you plan to head along.

Listen to The Soft Bulletin below.

Tour Dates

Saturday September 28 — Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane QLD (New Show) – Tickets
Monday September 30 — Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW – Tickets
Tuesday October 1 — Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW – Tickets
Thursday October 3 — Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne VIC – Tickets
Friday October 4 — Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne VIC – Tickets