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In other news of musicians attempting to break world records, The Flaming Lips are attempting to overtake Jay-Z’s record for “Most Live Concerts in 24 Hours in Multiple Cities.” Read more for the ins and outs of their attempt, along with the details revolving around their O Music Award nomination.
Jay-Z set the record by playing in seven cities in 24 hours for his “The Hangar Tour” when Kingdom Come was released. To top this record, The Flaming Lips will play eight shows in 24 hours on a mini tour on “the Magical Mystery Merry Prankster bus,” which kicks off in Memphis and finishes in New Orleans. This feat will coincide with the O Music Awards and come June 27, fans can watch a live stream of their attempt at the world record via the O Music Awards website. The Flaming Lips are being nominated for the “Digital Genius Award”, other nominees include Gorillaz, OK Go, Amanda Palmer, and iamamiwhoami.
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…