Weezer and the Flaming Lips Originate New Concert Gimmickry

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 10: Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips performs during the final day of Dave Matthews Band Caravan at Lakeside on July 10, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Dave Matthews Band) STEVENAGE, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Rivers Cuomo of Weezer performs live on stage during the second day of the Sonisphere Rock Festival at Knebworth House on July 9, 2011 in Stevenage, England. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images) Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Jim Dyson/Getty Images

For a pair of upcoming shows in the New York area, Weezer and the Flaming Lips will boldly go where (off the top of our heads, at least) no bands have gone before: a side-by-side stage setup, where each band will take turns performing a song. Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne: "The Flaming Lips and Weezer are playing a show together ... where they are actually playing together." Weezer's Rivers Cuomo: "I asked Wayne if he has an extra bubble I could ride in." It's not quite as innovative as Yo La Tengo's Choose Your Own Adventure Tour, but it has a slightly better chance of catching on. [Brooklyn Vegan]