The Flaming Lips vs Jay Z
THE Flaming Lips are taking on Jay Z in a bid to beat the rapper’s world record for “most live concerts in 24 hours in multiple cities”.
Jay Z achieved the Guinness World Record in 2006 when he performed seven times in seven cities in one day. The Flaming Lips will attempt the record on 27 June, when they are scheduled to perform eight shows in eight cities.
In a press release Flaming Lips singer Wayne Cole said: “I’ve accepted the attempt at breaking the world record of performing eight 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 like the way that 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.”
The Flaming Lips call themselves “Oklahoma’s psychedelic alternative rock band”. Famed for their extravagant live shows, Q Magazine once listed them as one of the “50 Bands To See Before You Die”.
The Flaming Lips’ world record plans announcement, on the band’s website, does not specify which eight cities’ inhabitants will get the chance to take up Q Magazine‘s advice, but here’s a taster of what could be in store: