The Flaming Lips Attempt World Record for Most Concerts in One Day


After Jack White’s recent attempt with the world record for most metaphors in a show, Wayne Coyne and company are following suit. On June 27th, The Flaming Lips will attempt playing eight shows in different cities scattered across the southern United States.

Currently held by Jay-Z’s seven concerts in one day back in 2006, this record-breaking 24 hours will be filmed and aired by MTV. Check out Coyne’s statement below via press release and video.

“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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