The Flaming Lips will try to break the Guinness World Record for “most live concerts in 24 hours in multiple cities”. The record is currently held by Rapper Jay Z.
Jay-Z, performed seven shows in seven cities back in 2006 to set the record.
The Flaming Lips will attempt the record on June 27 by playing eight concerts starting in Memphis, Tennessee and ending in New Orleans, Louisiana. All of which will all stream live for the O Music Awards.
Flaming Lips singer Wayne Conye said in a press release, “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.”
He went on to add, “I’ve accepted the attempt at breaking the world record of performing eight 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 eight in the morning… Well, I’m open to new experiences…”