The Flaming Lips lead singer calls on Elon Musk to help the band become the first to perform on the ISS

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Space Jam! The Flaming Lips lead singer calls on Elon Musk to help the band become the first to perform on the International Space Station

  • The Flaming Lips, a psychedelic rock band, wants to perform in space
  • Singer, Wayne Coyne, revealed that their dream is to be on the ISS. to play
  • Coyne also shared that he hopes Elon Musk would be willing to make it happen
  • The band made headlines earlier this year for a mid-pandemic performance
  • Both the band and the audience were in individual bubbles during the concert

The Flaming Lips, an American psychedelic rock band, searches for SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to help them perform in an out-of-this-world location: the International Space Station (ISS).

Speak with dare, frontman and vocalist Wayne Coyne shared how he and his bandmates hope Musk can make this dream come true, even if he has to “invite his girlfriend Grimes for the ride,” Coyne said.

“I think he’s cool and I think he’s got big ideas that really work,” Coyne said of the billionaire.

“We’ve always said we want to be the first band to play on the International Space Station, and I’d even say he might be listening on your show.”

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Frontman and vocalist Wayne Coyne shared how he and his bandmates hope Elon Musk can help them become the first band to play the International Space Sattion

Frontman and vocalist Wayne Coyne shared how he and his bandmates hope Elon Musk can help them become the first band to play the International Space Sattion

The Flaming Lips first got together in 1983 and have since become a mainstay for their unique music and outlandish acts, with one stunt making headlines earlier this year.

The band put on a show during the coronavirus pandemic in January 2021 while in plastic bubbles.

But what was even more spectacular was that each audience got their own bubble upon entering.

The Space Bubble show is no match for the concert that could be held on the ISS — if Musk were willing to lend a hand, or a rocket.

“I think he’s cool and I think he’s got big ideas that really work,” Coyne said of Elon Musk (pictured). “We’ve always said we want to be the first band to play on the International Space Station, and I feel like even saying he might be listening on your show”

The Flaming Lips put on a show during the coronavirus pandemic in January 2021 while in plastic bubbles.  But what was even more spectacular was that each audience got their own bubble upon entering.

The Flaming Lips put on a show during the coronavirus pandemic in January 2021 while in plastic bubbles. But what was even more spectacular was that each audience was given its own bubble upon entry.

Coyne said he would be “very grateful” if Musk actually took the group to the ISS using SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket.

Though it’s a dream, Coyne also revealed that the idea of ​​going to space is “more than a little unnerving.”

“I’m afraid it could actually happen, on another level, but yes, I still have that dream,” Coyne added.

A bunch of musicians hosting a concert aboard the ISS is no longer an odd request, as movies will be filmed in the final frontier and the first MMA competition will be held in orbit in 2023.

SpaceX announced a groundbreaking partnership last year with Axiom Space, which is building a private successor to the ISS (pictured) to transport the tourists along with a commander on one of its Crew Dragon capsules.

SpaceX announced a groundbreaking partnership last year with Axiom Space, which is building a private successor to the ISS (pictured) to transport the tourists along with a commander on one of its Crew Dragon capsules.

Musk is also using his Falcon 9 rockets to take paying customers to space and to the ISS.

SpaceX last year announced a groundbreaking partnership with Axiom Space, which is building a privately owned successor to the ISS, to transport the tourists along with a commander on one of its Crew Dragon capsules.

Michael Suffredini, CEO of Axiom, described the future partnership as a “turning point in the march towards universal and routine access to space.”

Tickets can cost up to $55 million per seat aboard the rocket, but the final amount has not yet been determined for most trips.

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