The Flaming Lips Try to Break Record for Most Shows in a Day


The Flaming Lips
Famed purveyors of weird The Flaming Lips will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the most live shows in 24 hours (multiple city) on June 27. The shows will be streamed live in conjunction with the O Music Awards.

The record is currently held by Jay-Z, who performed seven shows in seven cities back in 2006 for what was known as "The Hangar Tour". While Jay-Z traveled by plane for that tour, Wayne Coyne and the gang will put the pedal to the metal and tour by bus to perform eight shows. The run kicks off in Memphis and ends in New Orleans. Read a statement from Coyne below, along with a video interview discussing the feat.

"Like when the Sex Pistols did their one and only American tour, the weird mid-south (Memphis to New Orleans), has something very absurd about it when contrasted with radical visionary musicians. … Elvis and Jazz were at one time radical, but are now mainstream tourist attractions. … I don't remember if I was asked or if I volunteered. … But, I've accepted the job of, not DRIVING, but commandeering the Magical Mystery Merry Prankster bus. … I've accepted the attempt at breaking the world record of performing 8 shows in 24 hours. And I've explained to the music freaks at MTV, VH1 and CMT that I am not a host. … But, I always liked the way Jerry Lewis would get all sweaty toward the end of his yearly telethon. … To play and sing Flaming Lips songs at 8:00 in the morning… Well… I'm open to new experiences…"

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[Published on: 5/23/12]

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