Note to Norwich music lovers - Do You Realize how lucky you are?
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The Flaming Lips are coming to Norwich UEA's LCR and it hasn't even sold out.
Now there's a line I thought I'd never write.
But with just a few days to go until one of America's finest alternative rock bands head to this city for a rare live date, I'm told there are still a few tickets up for grabs.
Get them. Get them now.
I've seen the Lips a few times before and they never disappoint. Full of character, bursting with tunes and with more live tricks up their sleeve than a magician would dare dream of. It's some experience.
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And normally an experience that takes place in a much bigger arena. In fact Monday evening's gig comes hot on the heels of a headline slot on The Park Stage at Glastonbury Festival and is one of just three June UK dates they will be doing.
They've a stunning back catalogue to choose from, yet you can still expect to hear all the favourites from their two greatest albums, The Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.
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Lead singer Wayne Coyne is mesmerising. His passion hasn't dimmed, he's funny, he's engaging and he's very talented. As are the band whom, after several decades together, know how to put together a live show.
And a show is exactly what we can expect because the Lips, known for their on stage stunts and spectacle, don't let the fact they are playing smaller venues hold them back.
Expect glitter, expect razzamataz, expect an absolutely superb evening.