Coyne's mini-tour comes in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Flaming Lips' earliest recordings, which he'll be hawking and signing reissue copies of: 1984's The Flaming Lips 1st EP (limited-edition 12-inch green vinyl signed by Coyne) and 1983's The Flaming Lips 2nd Cassette Demo (limited-edition 7-inch blue vinyl signed by Coyne). And then — in most Coyne-esque fashion — there will be a chocolate-skull-housed version of the EP, which you can see pictured over there on the right. Details on that from a press release:
Wayne will be selling an extremely Limited Edition version of the EP which will be housed with a hand-crafted, custom-made solid chocolate skull. Anatomically correct and life-sized, of course. Each skull will contain a special Golden Coin that is redeemable as admission to any headline show by THE FLAMING LIPS in the world. ...
This product contains quite a substantial amount of high-quality, gourmet chocolate accompanied by the main course: A generous earful of the very earliest music created by THE FLAMING LIPS in their original incarnation and pressed onto color vinyl. A feast for the senses, we're pretty sure you'll find this exclusive item delicious and satisfying on every level.
Coyne's Thursday appearance at Grimey's will take place at 4 p.m., and you can see the other stops on the in-store tour after the jump.
By the way, The Animals' Eric Burdon will also be doing a Grimey's signing/meet-and-greet on Thursday, and that will go down at 6 p.m.*
Now, we know that Ke$ha and The Flaming Lips recently called off their collaborative album, so don't necessarily expect another weird studio sesh from Coyne and the sometime Nashvillian trash-pop songstress. But who knows, right?
* The Cream has received word that Eric Burdon has canceled his Grimey's appearance — here's the official word from Burdon's camp.
Wayne Coyne's Record Store Tour
12-19 Nashville, TN - Grimey's (4 p.m.)
12-20 Louisville, KY - Guestroom Records (Noon)
12-20 Chicago, IL - Permanent Records (8 p.m.)
12-21 St. Louis, MO - Vintage Vinyl (5 p.m.)
12-22 Lawrence, KS - Love Garden Sounds (5 p.m.)