Wayne Coyne (The Flaming Lips) to bring rare reissues, chocolate skulls to “Record Store Tour”

December 19 2013, 2:53 PM EST By Philip Obenschain

The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne will embark on a five city meet and greet Record Store Tour, which kicks off today, Dec. 19, in Nashville, Tenn.

The singer is out to promote the reissues of two of The Lips' early recordings: The Flaming Lips 1st EP and The Flaming Lips 2nd Cassette Demo. The former, which was recorded in 1984 and hasn't been available on vinyl since 1986, will be released as a green 12-inch. The latter, which was recorded in 1983, will be available as a blue 7-inch. Both records have been remastered, and will be limited to 2,000 copies when they become available Dec. 24.

In addition to selling copies of both reissues early, Wayne will be bringing an extremely limited version of the EP to all record store stops, housed in a life-sized, hand-made chocolate skull, which also contains a Golden Coin, granting access to any headlining Flaming Lips show in the world.

Check out a list of Record Store Tour dates below:

Dec 19 - Grimey's - Nashville, TN
Dec 20 - Guestroom Records - Louisville, KY
Dec 20 - Permanent Records - Chicago, IL
Dec 21 - Vintage Vinyl - St. Louis, MO
Dec 22 - Love Garden Sounds - Lawrence, KS

The Flaming Lips, who are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, released a new full-length, The Terror, in the spring, and an EP, Peace Sword, back in Oct. Below, you'll find a full list of the band's upcoming tour dates, as well as the music video for The Terror's "Turning Violent."

Dec 29 - 1st Bank Center - Broomfield, CO
Dec 30 - Belly Up - Aspen, CO
Dec 31 -  Belly Up - Aspen, CO
Jan 10 - The Last Chair Festival - Squaw Valley, CA
Jan 26 - My Morning Jacket One Big Holiday - Riviera Maya, Mexico
Jan 27 - My Morning Jacket One Big Holiday - Riviera Maya, Mexico
Jan 28 - My Morning Jacket One Big Holiday - Riviera Maya, Mexico
Jan 29 - My Morning Jacket One Big Holiday - Riviera Maya, Mexico
Jan 30 - My Morning Jacket One Big Holiday - Riviera Maya, Mexico
March 8 - Gasparilla Music Festival - Tampa, FL
March 21 - BUKU Music + Art Project - New Orleans, LA
March 22 - BUKU Music + Art Project - New Orleans, LA