The Flaming Lips have postponed their “area bubble” live shows amid a worrying rise in the variety of instances of Covid-19 in Oklahoma.
Following an look on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” in June (20) – with the band and followers all encased in plastic bubbles through the efficiency – the group had been due to stage “the world’s very first Space Bubble reside live shows” in their hometown of Oklahoma City in December (20).
However, the reveals have now been postponed to 22 and 23 January (21), with frontman Wayne Coyne telling Rolling Stone that they made the powerful choice to reschedule due to the rise of coronavirus instances in the city.
“It’s worse right here than it is ever been,” he stated. “We know of an emergency room employee simply a few nights in the past who stated somebody got here in, they usually did not have anywhere for them, they usually died, they usually should not have died. They have been a teen. The mayor is advising us, ‘Let’s not get collectively in massive teams’ … I believe we’re simply feeling like that is going in opposition to what our live shows are actually about.”
“If you could have to get on a airplane, discover a lodge – that is a variety of areas that are not our live performance. So we’re hoping by the third week in January that each one this exercise round New Year’s Eve and Christmas can have began to play out. Then we’d have the option to be in a steady place after we can say, ‘Let’s attempt to do these area bubble live shows.’ ”
Coyne added the group are going to do their utmost to “work it out” to stage the reveals in January, however concluded, “I do not need anyone to suppose that is some sort of f**king freak occasion. It’s a really restricted, bizarre occasion. But the weirdness is so we will get pleasure from a live performance earlier than placing our households and everyone in danger. And I believe it will possibly really work, however simply not when it is this severe right here.”