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Rock Band Pleads for Elon Musk to Send Them to Space for Concert

byDan Robitzski

"We've always said that we want to be the first band to play on the International Space Station."

Rock Stars

The rock band The Flaming Lips has been a mainstay for decades, but the group still has its sights set on bigger and better things.

Namely, frontman Wayne Coyne said on Audacy that he wants to be the first band to perform in space, adding that he hoped SpaceX CEO and notorious launcher of things Elon Musk was listening so he could help them out.

“I still hold out hope with the likes of an Elon Musk being out there,” Coyne said.

Far Out

This is the second time in the past year that The Flaming Lips made headlines for reimagining what concerts could look like in the future.

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Even if you don’t know their music, you may remember The Flaming Lips as that band that held a mid-pandemic concert in which every member of the band and the audience was sealed away in their own individual plastic bubble.

Elon Please

For now, Coyne added that he’s both thrilled and terrified by the prospect of being shot into space to perform, but that the chance to do so would be a dream. And, he added, he’d love to invite Musk’s girlfriend, singer-songwriter Grimes, along for an orbital collab.

“I love him,” Coyne said of Musk on Audacy. “I think he’s cool and I think he’s got big ideas that are actually working. We’ve always said that we want to be the first band to play on the International Space Station, and I feel like to even say that on your show, he might be listening.”

READ MORE: The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne pleads with Elon Musk to send the band into space [Audacy]

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