Published May 23, 2012Apparently Jack White isn't the only one determined to beat a Guinness World Record in the near future. Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne confirmed late last night (May 22) that the band will attempt to break the record for "Most live concerts in 24 hours in multiple cities."
The record is currently held by Jay-Z, who played seven consecutive shows in Atlanta; Philadelphia; Washington, DC; New York; Chicago; Los Angeles; and Las Vegas back in November 2006. Known as "The Hangar Tour," Hova travelled across the country via plane to support the release of Kingdom Come.
Coyne, however, has declared that he will be "commandeering the Magical Mystery Merry Prankster bus" and taking the show on the road from Memphis to New Orleans. The psychedelic indie rockers are planning to play eight shows across the mid-southern United States within a 24-hour period.
In a press release, Coyne said of the experience: "To play and sing Flaming Lips songs at 8:00 in the morning… Well… I'm open to new experiences."
The string of shows will be streamed live and is set to take place on June 27 in conjunction with the O Music Awards.
Watch an interview with Coyne about breaking the record below, courtesy of Mashable.