Stephen Colbert recently announced to The Nation that THE concert event of the summer, “Pepsi Presents StePhest Colbchella ’012: Rocktaugustfest” will be taped and held on NYC’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Friday, August 10.
Mucial acts participating in this monumental event include The Flaming Lips, fun., Grandmaster Flash, Grizzly Bear and Santigold.
Pepsi Presents StePhest Colbchella ’012: Rocktaugustfest will showcase a performance and an interview from each artist to air nightly on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” during the week of August 13 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT.
“We are gonna rock the boat, which won’t’ be easy because the Intrepid displaces 41,434 tons” said Colbert, adding, “Does Bonnaroo have cruise missiles? I think not.”
Pepsi Presents StePhest Colbchella ’012: Rocktaugustfest taping will take place Friday, August 10 at 7:00 pm at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum which is located on the West Side of Manhattan on Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street. Free tickets and info for this rocking’ experience are available at www.colbertnation.com.
When presented with the opportunity to appear on The Colbert Report for the second time, Wayne Coyne exclaimed: “Oh Gosh!!! The terror that strikes when I realized I’m going to be interviewed once again by Stephen Colbert!!! …no. It’s wonderful but him playing stupid is the smartest thing you’ll encounter!! What a rush to even think about it!!”
The Colbert Report airs Monday-Thursday at 11:30 pm and repeats at 1:30 am the same night, as well as at 10:00 am and 6:30 pm the following day.
THE FLAMING LIPS have a handful of live dates confirmed:
Thu Aug 9 Pondamonium / Warner Park Madison, WI
Sun Aug 26 LouFest / Forest Park St. Louis, MO
Sun Sep 9 Doheny Days Fest. Dan Point, CA
Tue Sep 11 Henry Miller Memorial Museum Big Sur, CA
Fri Sep 14 Rifflandia Fest. Victoria, BC
More dates TBC soon.
Photo Credit: J. MICHELLE MARTIN COYNE