Their New Year's Eve performance wasn't enough as The Flaming Lips have been scheduled to play their rendition of Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon at Bonnaroo this summer. Frontman Wayne Coyne revealed the plan to Spinner and said the set would take place at a special time and day.
"As of yesterday, we're gonna do it at Bonnaroo at the midnight slot, the first night" he said. "We do a Flaming Lips set then starting about 2:30 we do this 'Dark Side of the Moon' thing. In that sense, it's perfect for that. It lets you play a little bit longer."
It had been recently reported that the band's performance of the classic Pink Floyd
album will be the only one for The Flaming Lips
, but Coyne
stated that was untrue.
"We feared it could be because we thought, 'Well, if it's horrible we'll be glad we only did it once and it will grow in its infamy or whatever,'" said Coyne. "But no, we considered if this record did in the end come out and people liked it and we were able to pull off this New Year's Eve thing, then we thought, 'Well, we could probably do that other places.'"
With Bonnaroo 2010 taking place on June 10-13 in Manchester, Tennessee, Coyne said the setting was the right choice to do another Pink Floyd performance.
"We did it at the New Year's Eve show just knowing everybody's gonna be taking acid, staying awake until five in the morning. We might as well just be jamming on some freak-out music," he said. "I don't think it'll be that much of a stretch to think Friday night at 2:30 in the morning at Bonnaroo would be that much different than being in Oklahoma City on New Year's Eve."