Flaming Lips to Perform in Barnhill Arena Nov. 4
Students may start reserving tickets online at 9 a.m. TuesdayTuesday, October 23, 2012
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Iconic rock band The Flaming Lips will take the stage at Barnhill Arena at 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, as the Fall 2012 Headliner Concert. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
Currently enrolled students at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, can obtain free tickets in a two-step process:
- Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, students can reserve one free ticket online at http://osa.uark.edu, where they will find instructions to reserve tickets. Student online reservations will be open until Saturday, Oct. 27, at midnight.
- Students who reserved tickets can pick them up from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Arkansas Union Connections Lounge on Monday, Oct. 29, and Tuesday, Oct. 30, and in the Union Living Room Lounge (where the fireplace is located) on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Students must present their valid University of Arkansas student ID in order to pick up their ticket (ID will be scanned). Only one ticket is allowed per University of Arkansas student ID. Students can pick up their one free ticket and may present another valid student ID to pick up another student’s reserved ticket. Both tickets must be reserved through the online process described above.
The general public may purchase tickets starting at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, from the Walton Arts Center website, Public tickets will cost $35 for general admission seats.
Any individuals needing special accommodations due to disabilities should contact the office of student activities at 575-5255.
According to the band’s website, “The Flaming Lips are an American rock band, formed in Norman, Oklahoma in 1983. Melodically, their sound contains lush, multi-layered, psychedelic rock arrangements, but lyrically their compositions show elements of space rock. They are also acclaimed for their elaborate live shows, which feature costumes, balloons, puppets, video projections, complex stage light configurations, giant hands, large amounts of confetti, and frontman Wayne Coyne's signature man-sized plastic bubble, in which he traverses the audience. In 2002, Q magazine named The Flaming Lips one of the ‘50 Bands to See Before You Die’.” The Headliner Concerts Committee is a student-led organization created by the Associated Student Government and approved by the university’s student body to bring major name acts to the University of Arkansas campus. Past concerts include John Mayer, Foo Fighters, Third Eye Blind, Dierks Bentley, Snoop Dogg, and Blake Shelton. Headliner Concerts are funded through a student activity fee.
Scott Flanagin, director of communications
Division of Student Affairs
Steve Voorhies, manager of media relations
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