The Flaming Lips

John Lloyd

Giant furry animal costumes, confetti for grown-ups, ecstatic shafts of laser light, naked on-stage hugs, singer Wayne Coyne (pictured) suspended in a bubble - these are but a few of the joys of experiencing one of the world's greatest live acts.

The Flaming Lips might have been together for 27 years, but their passion for performing - and producing (they're at 13 albums and counting) - is yet to wane. Something good must have been in those drugs. And the great, glorious news for Hong Kong is that they're coming our way.

Lock in November 13 to get your dose of the best from the neo-psychedelic/indie/alternative rock group that have brought us classics from the 2002 album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots to the closest thing the Lips have to a pop single, She Don't Use Jelly.

Keep an ear out also for tunes from the band's latest album - a full cover of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon (which carries the snappy title The Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs with Henry Rollins and Peaches doing The Dark Side of the Moon). The venue is yet to be announced, so watch these pages for more details, coming soon.