SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

October 23, 2007 08:00 ET

The Flaming Lips Honored in Their Hometown Oklahoma City

Halloween Spectacle Confirmed and More Lips Music in the Movies and on TV

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - October 23, 2007) - As previously reported, THE FLAMING LIPS have been celebrated in their hometown of Oklahoma City by the City Council who has named a street in the band's honor. Flaming Lips Alley is located in the trendy Bricktown district near downtown Oklahoma City. The official dedication ceremony of Flaming Lips Alley will take place on Thursday, October 25th, beginning at 11:30am. The Mayor of Oklahoma City, Mick Cornett, will present the official street sign to the band followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony. However, this will not be your average, quiet garden variety City Hall affair. This will be a Flaming Lips happening in the grand tradition. It may be loud, it could get messy, but it will be memorable. Expect this event to be more like a Lips live show complete with dancing Santas, aliens, The Flaming Lips crew dressed in their red jumpsuits, far too many balloons, tons of confetti shot from canons and the massive Lips concert video screen in full Floydian effect.

Two days later, Oklahoma City will brace itself for the inaugural Ghouls Gone Wild Halloween Parade to celebrate creativity and artistry in Oklahoma. Naturally, Wayne Coyne has been appointed Grand Marshall for the parade, which will take place on Saturday, October 27th at 7:00pm. The Flaming Lips will appear at the finishing point of the parade. Floats, festive cars and walking groups will be part of the Autumnal ritual but The Lips still need your help. They are looking for 1000 volunteers to help make the parade a symbolic, supernatural procession which they will call "The March Of 1000 Flaming Skeletons 2007." Due to overwhelming response, The Lips are no longer accepting applications to participate. Those involved in the parade will get to keep your costume and (hopefully extinguished) torch, plus you will receive an exclusive t-shirt designed especially for the event and available only to participants.

In other Lips-related news, music by The Flaming Lips continues to be heard at the movies and on TV. The new Range Rover commercial features the perennial favorite "Do You Realize??," from their Grammy-winning, Gold-certified album, "YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS." The spot will continue to run for the next twelve months. You can also hear The Lips in the new Ford Sync Technology commercial, which features the track, "Pompeii Am Gotterdammerung," from the current Lips album, "AT WAR WITH THE MYSTICS."

Also, The Flaming Lips have recorded a new song, "Love The World You Find," which appears in the movie and on the soundtrack for "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium." The movie, directed by Zach Helm and starring Natalie Portman, Dustin Hoffman and Jason Bateman, will be released by 20th Century Fox on November 16th. The original soundtrack will be released on November 13th, on the Varese Sarabande label.

And as always, visit The Flaming Lips' award-winning website for news, info, new exclusive merchandise and more: www.flaminglips.com. New on the site: Brand new replicas of the Flaming Lips Alley street sign. As you can imagine, the Oklahoma City Mayor's office says, thank you for not stealing theirs.

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