Flaming Lips Attempt to Break World Record for Most Shows Played in One Day
The Flaming Lips are feeling a little ambitious as they attempt to immortalize themselves in the Guinness Book of World Records. The band will try to play the most shows in multiple cities in a 24-hour period.
As NME points out, the current world record for this feat is held by hip-hop king Jay-Z. The rapper performed seven shows in seven different cities in 2006. Flaming Lips intend to one up Mr. Shawn Carter with eight shows in eight cities.
"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," frontman Wayne Coyne said in a press release. "I've accepted the attempt at breaking the world record of performing eight shows in 24 hours."
Coyne continues: "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 eight in the morning … Well, I'm open to new experiences."