What’s next for The Flaming Lips now that their blood-soaked Record Store Day vinyls are in the hands of some very rich fans? How about a Guinness World Record attempt for the most concerts in one 24-hour period? Duh.
The current record is held by Jay-Z, who played seven concerts in seven cities in 2006. Wayne Coyne and co. intend to one up Hov on June 27th, when they play eight shows across the American South. And so you can follow along, MTV will stream the record setting attempt to coincide with the O Music Awards.
Wayne Coyne explains via press release:
“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…”
Wayne Coyne explains via video: