The Flaming Lips have done some pretty wacky things throughout their career but this time they’ve set a goal that will take a lot of hard work. The Wayne Coyne fronted group is looking to break the record for the most concerts in one day.
On June 27, the group has scheduled eight concerts in one day in eight different cities in the south. If successful, they will break the record held by Jay-Z who played in seven cities in one day back in 2006.
Wayne Coyne said in a 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…