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Webcast: The Flaming Lips attempt World Record for Most Concerts in One Day

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    Photo by Catherine Watkins

    Got 24 hours to kill? Well, why not spend it with The Flaming Lips as they attempt music history. As previously reported, Wayne Coyne and his band of merry weirdos will try to break Jay-Z’s Guinness World Record for Most Concerts in One Day by playing eight shows in eight cities. MTV will be streaming the whole thing online as part of this year’s O Music Awards.

    The Lips will kick things off in Memphis at 7:30pm ET before boarding the good bus ‘Endeavor’ and heading towards New Orleans. Each performance will feature some of the band’s heady fwends, which Coyne detailed in a recently posted (clearly unpracticed) video. They include: Gary Clark, Jr. (Clarksdale, MS), Grace Potter in the Nocturnals, who will join The Lips for Led Zeppelin covers (Oxford, MS), Neon Indian (Jackson, MI), Jackson Brown (Hattiesburg, MS), Phantogram (Biloxi, MS), and Gives (Baton Rouge, LA).

    At the clip’s end, Coyne teases some surprise guests for the final set with Grimes in New Orleans. It cuts out just after the first sound, but it certainly sounds like a “K”, and Ke$ha seems a logical guess. However, Coyne clearly suggests “perhaps even” another mega-guest: Roger Daltrey.

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    While on the bus, the band will also be joined by Jackson Browne, Neon Trees, Karmin, and Jackass star Chris Pontius as they hand out awards for the 24 O Music categories.

    You can watch the video below, and head over to the O Music Awards site to catch the stream. Record setting or not, it certainly looks like it’ll be one for the books.

    June 27
    New Fumes & The Flaming Lips
    Memphis, TN
    W.C. Handy Park (4:30pm CT)

    June 27
    Gary Clark Jr, Hour of the Time Majesty 12 & The Flaming Lips
    Clarksdale, MS
    Ground Zero Blues Club (6:30pm CT)

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    June 27
    Grace Potter & The Nocturnals & The Flaming Lips
    Oxford, MS
    The Lyric (9:30pm CT)

    June 28
    Neon Indian & The Flaming Lips
    Jackson, MS
    Duling Hall (1:00am CT)

    June 28
    Hunter Hayes, Jackson Browne & The Flaming Lips
    Hattiesburg, MS
    Benny’s Boom Boom Room (6:30 am CT)

    June 28
    Phantogram & The Flaming Lips
    Biloxi, MS
    Hard Rock Casino, Biloxi’s Wet Spot Pool (9:45am CT)

    June 28
    GIVERS, Linear Downfall & The Flaming Lips
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Varsity Theatre (1:30pm CT)

    June 28
    Grimes, special guest (Ke$ha?), possibly Roger Daltrey & The Flaming Lips
    New Orleans, LA
    House of Blues (5:00pm CT)

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