Internationally beloved psych rockers The Flaming Lips return to Western New York tonight at Artpark along with the also returning Lennon Claypool Delirium and Particle Kid. The Lips, led by core members Wayne Coyne, Steven Drozd, and Michael Ivins, are practically locals by this point, having recorded everything they’ve put out since 1989 just outside Fredonia with esteemed producer Dave Fridmann, and five WNY shows in the last 10 years (including the 2011 show in Rochester with Kurt Vile). Their last show, at the Rapids Theatre in 2017 with Mac DeMarco, was utterly transcendent, and tonight’s show in support of their recently released 15th studio album Kings Mouth promises to be yet another gloriously ebullient human experience.
The Lennon Claypool Delirium are also making a welcome return to the area after a tremendous show three years ago at Canalside that featured Sean Lennon and Les Claypool unleashing one of the most spacey, soulful, and unapologetically psychedelic shows ever witnessed by a Canalside audience. Psychedelic troubadour and son of Willie, Micah Nelson aka Particle Kid will be opening the show with his piercing but imminently cosmic brand of future folk and playing songs from his just released Window Rock. Tickets are $45, doors open at 5pm and the show starts at 6pm.