Flaming Lips Hold ‘Write the Night’ At Pitchfork

The Pitchfork Music Festival and the Flaming Lips are pleased to announce new details about the band’s very special festival performance. As previously reported, the veteran psychedelic rockers will close out the 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival on the evening of Sunday, July 19 at Chicago’s Union Park. However, due to popular demand, The Flaming Lips will play selected requests from fans in the "Write the Night" format. All ticket buyers, including those who have already purchased, will be sent a link via email and have the chance to vote on requests, which the band will do their best to accommodate.

“The Lips are more than glad to be part of ‘Write the Night’. They will do their best to accommodate the wildest and most obscure of requests – covers included.”

— Wayne Coyne

Ticket buyers can go online and "Write the Night" by voting for the set list of their dreams for the bands performing on Friday night as well. Friday’s performers include Built to Spill, Tortoise, Yo La Tengo and the Jesus Lizard. The ballot boxes are open until June 12. Those who have already purchased a ticket but have yet to vote should be sure to check their purchase confirmation email for a link to the polls.  

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