Longtime drummer of The Flaming Lips, Kliph Scurlock, appears to have been fired from the group.
Rumors of the drummer’s departure were sparked when he didn’t appear for their set at the New Orleans Buku Music Project. Recently, a representative confirmed to Pitchfork that Scurlock was no longer in the band. A member since 2002, this is understandably big news.
Matt Duckworth of White Dwarfs and Stardeath filled in at Buku and this has led some to believe he will be the next drummer for the bands continuing tour dates. The Flaming Lips will be playing their next show down south at the Hangout Music Festival in Alabama, and will also be playing at Bonnaroo in June. They tail off their tour in the UK and Iceland in the fall- check out the full dates below.
The Flaming Lips 2014 Tour Dates:
May 17 : Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Festival
May 24 : Brussels, BE @ Cirque Royal
May 26 : Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall
May 27 : Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo
May 28 : London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
May 29 : Nottingham, UK @ Capital FM Arena
May 31 : Dublin, IE @ Forbidden Fruit Festival
Jun 06 : Ozark, AR @ Wakarusa Music Festival
Jun 08 : Austin, TX @ X Games Festival
Jun 10 : St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Jun 12 : Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
Jun 14 : Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
Jul 11 : Saugerties, NY @ The Hudson Project
Jul 13 : Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Music Festival
Jul 15 : Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Jul 16 : Fargo, ND @ The Venue
Aug 30 : Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival
Nov 09 : Reykjavik, IC @ Iceland Airwaves