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The Flaming Lips to perform on 'The Colbert Report'

The Flaming Lips to perform live on Stephen Colbert's ‘StePhest Colbchella' concert series.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: August 3, 2012

The Flaming Lips will perform on Comedy Central's “The Colbert Report” as part of comedian Stephen Colbert's recently announced “Pepsi Presents StePhest Colbchella '012: Rocktaugustfest.”

The event will be taped Aug. 10 at New York City's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

Other acts on the bill include fun., Grandmaster Flash, Grizzly Bear and Santigold.

Performances and an interview with the artists will air nightly on “The Colbert Report” at 10:30 p.m.

“We are gonna rock the boat, which won't be easy because the Intrepid displaces 41,434 tons,” Colbert said in a news release, adding, “Does Bonnaroo have cruise missiles? I think not.”

The museum is located on the west side of Manhattan on Pier 86, 12th Ave. and 46th Street.

Free tickets and information on the event are available at

Approximately 1,500 audience members will be accommodated.

“Oh gosh! The terror that strikes when I realized I'm going to be interviewed once again by Stephen Colbert!” Flaming Lips leader Wayne Coyne said in the release issued by Warner Bros. Records. “No, it's wonderful but him playing stupid is the smartest thing you'll encounter! What a rush to even think about it!”

Meanwhile, the Flaming Lips, recently crowned Guinness Book of World Record holders for the most live concerts performed in 24 hours in multiple cities, are putting the finishing touches on a new studio album, due for release in early 2013, according to the release.


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