Flaming Lips Headline Auditorium Shores Friday, March 15

Written by Stacey Wilhelm | Thursday, Feb 21, 2013
<span class="caption left"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/image/flaming_lips2.jpg" width="179" height="220" alt="" class="image-medium" /> Flaming Lips</span>We are excited to announce that the one and only **Flaming Lips** will mark their return to SXSW by playing the Town Lake Stage at [Auditorium Shores](http://www.sxsw.com/music/shows/auditorium-shores) on **Friday, March 15**. The band has delivered some of the most notable performances in SXSW history, including 1997's Parking Lot Experiment and 2006's secret shows. The Flaming Lips 13th studio album entitled *The Terror*, will be released on April 2nd through Warner Bros. Records. The album was produced by the band's long-time collaborator Dave Fridmann and The Flaming Lips at Tarbox Road Studios. It's comprised of nine original compositions that reflect a darker-hued spectrum than previous works. Also on the bill are [Jim James](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MS22525) and [Divine Fits](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MS22947). Jim is the lead singer and guitarist of Louisville's **My Morning Jacket**, and recently released his first solo record *Regions of Light and Sound of God* on ATO Records. Divine Fits released their debut record *A Thing Called Divine Fits* on Merge Records last year and will be playing the Coachella, Sasquatch and Governors Ball festivals in the coming months. Shows at Auditorium Shores are **FREE** and open to the public. Gates open at 3:30 pm. See you there!