The Flaming Lips. Source: PasteMagazine.com.
MTV News reported Tuesday night that the Flaming Lips are planning to perform concerts in eight cities during a 24-hour period in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record.
Their attempt will be done in style, aboard a tour-bus that will traverse through the Mississippi Delta–from Memphis to New Orleans–serving as the “house band” aboard the vehicle. Their stunt is part of the O Music Awards, set for June 27, which honors the best in digital music. MTV News points out that the effort will also mark the first 24-hour, live-streamed award show. Fans can vote for nominees starting Wednesday on the O Music Awards website, where they will also be able to catch the Lips’ attempt at breaking the record.
“I’ve done plenty of things where I have been awake a lot longer than that, doing horrible things and wishing I was asleep,” Flaming Lips front man Wayne Coyne told MTV News. “I think it’s gonna be awesome.”
The previous record was held by Jay-Z; his series included stops in seven cities across the U.S. in November 2006. The concerts were part of a promotional event for his album, Kingdom Come.