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

The Flaming Lips, an American psychedelic rock band, is looking to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to help them perform at a venue that’s out of this world – the International Space Station (ISS).

Speaking with Audacy, front man and singer Wayne Coyne shared how he and his bandmates hope Musk could make this dream come true, even if he has to ‘invite his girlfriend Grimes along for the ride,’ Coyne said.

‘I think he’s cool and I think he’s got big ideas that are actually working,’ Coyne said about the billionaire. 

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

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Front man and singer Wayne Coyne shared how he and his bandmates hope Elon Musk could help them become the first band to play on the International Space Sattion

Front man and singer Wayne Coyne shared how he and his bandmates hope Elon Musk could help them become the first band to play on the International Space Sattion

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

The band held a show during the coronavirus pandemic in January 2021 while inside plastic bubbles.

However, what was even more spectacular was that each audience member received their own bubble upon entry.

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

'I think he's cool and I think he's got big ideas that are actually working,' Coyne said about Elon Musk (pictured). 'We've always said that we want to be the first band to play on the International Space Station, and I feel like to even say that on your show, he might be listening'

‘I think he’s cool and I think he’s got big ideas that are actually working,’ Coyne said about Elon Musk (pictured). ‘We’ve always said that we want to be the first band to play on the International Space Station, and I feel like to even say that on your show, he might be listening’

The Flaming Lips held a show during the coronavirus pandemic in January 2021 while inside plastic bubbles. However, what was even more spectacular was that each audience member received their own bubble upon entry.

The Flaming Lips held a show during the coronavirus pandemic in January 2021 while inside plastic bubbles. However, what was even more spectacular was that each audience member received their own bubble upon entry.

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

Although it’s a dream, Coyne also revealed the idea of going to space is ‘more than a little nerve-racking.’

‘I’m scared that it actually could happen, on another level, but yeah, I still have that dream,’ Coyne added.

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

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

SpaceX announced a landmark partnership last year with Axiom Space, which is building a privately-owned 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 shuttle paying customers to space and to the ISS.

SpaceX announced a landmark partnership last year 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.

Axiom CEO Michael Suffredini described the future collaboration as a ‘watershed moment in the march toward universal and routine access to space.’

Tickets could 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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