The Flaming Lips To Be Ringleaders of Xingolati – Groove Cruise of the Pacific!

Medeski Martin and Wood also added to lineup for event that is part music festival, part circus at sea.

April 14, 2005 – Los Angeles, CA – Children of ALL AGES… it was announced today that The Flaming Lips will headline Xingolati (pronounced Zîng-gō-läh-ti) – Groove Cruise of the Pacific. The band is not currently touring and their appearance on Xingolati is one of their only scheduled performances for the year!

"The Flaming Lips take this event to the next level. They capture the excitement and creativity we want to bring onboard the ship," said Neal Turley, co-founder of Who is Guy Grand, the company that is producing Xingolati. "This event is something entirely different and I think they see the vision and the possibilities of a circus at sea. The Lips are not touring right now so this will be one of the band's only performances of 2005."

It was also announced that Medeski Martin & Wood will bring their unmistakable brand of jazz aboard Xingolati. In addition the cruise will include The Everyone Orchestra featuring Vince Herman(Leftover Salmon), Rob Wasserman (Ratdog), Joe Craven (David Grisman Quintet), Jamie Masefield (Jazz Mandolin Project) and Jamie Janover (Zilla), conducted by Matt Butler. Slightly Stoopid Acoustic, R.E.D. (featuring Rob Wasserman and members of Particle), Tea Leaf Green and That One Guy were also added to the lineup.

Xingolati will feature:
• The Flaming Lips
• G Love and Special Sauce
• Medeski Martin and Wood
• John Popper Project Featuring DJ Logic
• Slightly Stoopid Acoustic
• The Everyone Orchestra featuring Vince Herman, Rob Wasserman, Joe Craven, Jamie Masefield and Jamie Janover conducted by Matt Butler
• Particle
• Tea Leaf Green
• DJ Greyboy
• R.E.D. featuring Rob Wasserman and members of Particle
• The Mutaytor
• DJ Laird
• Rob Cantrell from NBC's Last Comic Standing
• Perpetual Groove
• Delta Nove
• That One Guy
• Soul Rebels Brass Band
• Lowpro Lounge

The three day, three night cruise from Los Angeles to Ensenada, Mexico will depart on October 14, 2005 and feature the comforts of a cruise vacation aboard the Carnival Cruise Lines' ship Paradise. The ship has several venues that will showcase live music and DJs, infused with Guy Grand Productions antics including performance art, character exaggerations and circus theatrics.

Tickets for Xingolati can be purchased online at xingolati.com or by calling 1-415-256-TIXX. Early reservations are encouraged, as there are only 2000 spots available.

Visit www.xingolati.com for more information.

Who is Guy Grand... is a full service event production company that blends live music and participatory theater creating an environment of grandeur. For over 5 years, Guy Grand has brought together the finest ingredients in life to create one-of-a-kind events like the Urban Hippodrome, the Inflatable Rodeo and Stand-Ups in Space. www.guygrand.com.

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