Flaming Lips, Interpol to Play Free NY Shows Hosted by Quicksilver

Posted by The G on August 3, 2011 under GNN | Comments are off for this article

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The Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips

New York!  Get ready to cancel your September plans to clear your schedule for a 10 day event that is going to be epic!

Quiksilver announces the world’s largest action sports and music festival ever assembled when The Quiksilver Pro New York supported by vitaminwater arrives in Long Beach, New York from September 1-15. The inaugural U.S. event   in the Quiksilver Pro Global Series,which also includes pinnacle events in France and Australia, The Quiksilver Pro New York can already claim its spot  as the largest assemblage of music talent and athletes for an action sports competitive event. The festivitieskick-off Labor Day Weekend with Quiksilver, DC and Roxy’s top athletes on-hand to meet fans and perform a series of skate, BMX and moto demos; followed byeight nights of music with headlining acts that include The Flaming Lips, Girl Talk, Interpol, Taking Back Sunday and a special benefit concert hosted by Kelly Slater & Friends on Saturday,   September 10.

Per the press release, here’s the schedule:


Saturday 9/3
Girl Talk
Saves The Day
Mat Mchugh/The Beautiful Girls Solo & Acoustic
…and a special surprise performance!!

Sunday, 9/4
Portugal. The Man
The Ettes
The English Beat
Bigger Thomas

Monday, 9/5 (Labor Day)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Civil   Twilight
The Wicked Tomorrow

Tuesday, 9/6
Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime
Flight’s   Kool

Wednesday, 9/7
The Benjamins
Temporary Grace
Mike Krum

Thursday, 9/8
State Radio
River City Extension
Andy Suzuki   & the Method

Friday, 9/9
The Flaming Lips
Neon Indian
Charlotte O’Connor

Saturday, 9/10
Benefit Concert Hosted By Kelly Slater &   Friends + The Max Weinberg Experience
Taking Back Sunday
The   Sounds

Paul Banks of Interpol

But that’s not all!

Additional events include:

Quiksilver Presents The Tony Hawk Vert Jam
Friday   9/2
Massive half-pipe demo at Hudson River Park’s Pier 54 in New   York City at 2:00 pm.
Tony Hawk, Kevin Staab, Jesse Fritsch, Mitchie   Brusco, Sandro Dias, Neal Hendrix and Elliot Sloan

MotocrossDemos & Autograph Signings
Saturday, 9/3, Sunday,   9/4 & Monday, 9/5
DC Team Riders: Travis Pastrana, Andrè   Villa, Nate Adams, Robbie Maddison

Skate Demos & Autograph Signings
Saturday, 9/3 & Monday,   9/5
Skate Team: Tony Hawk, Reese Forbes, Justin Brock, Omar   Hassan, Christian Hosoi, Chris Cole, MikeyTaylor, Nick Dompierre, Colin McKay,   Josh Kalis, Matt Miller, Wes Kremer, Davis Torgerson, Evan Smith, Felipe   Gustavo, Marquise Henry and Rob Dyrdek

BMX Demos & Autograph Signings
Friday, 9/2 through Thursday,   9/8
BMX Team: Corey Bohan, Allan Cooke, Craig Mast, Anthony   Napolitan, Edwin DeLarosa, Rob Wise, Jeremiah Smith
Alfredo Mancuso, Kelly   Bolton, Brad Simms, Brett Banasiewicz, Ryan Jordan

*Athletes and demo times subject to change

In addition a new breed of action sports film comes to life as Red Bull   Media House, in association with Brain Farm Digital Cinema, presents “The Art   of Flight,” a Curt Morgan film starring Quiksilver athlete Travis Rice. Join   the entire cast of “The Art of Flight” for the world premiere at New York   City’s Beacon Theatre on September 7.

For additional information and updates, please go to:   www.quiksilverpro.com. The Quiksilver Pro New York will be broadcast from  September 3-15 by MSG and Fuse, with programming that will feature some of the biggest artists, athletes and live performances from the event.

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