The Flaming Lips have broken Jay-Z‘s world record for the most gigs performed in multiple cities in a 24 hour period after a mammoth run of shows was completed yesterday (June 28th) in New Orleans.
“I’ve accepted the attempt at breaking the world record of performing 8 shows in 24 hours,” frontman Wayne Coyne said when announcing the plan earlier this month.
“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.”
The band began their long trek on Wednesday (June 27th) in Memphis, Tennessee at 7:30 ET, and ploughed on through gigs in towns such as Clarksdale, Oxford and Hattiesburg before finally successfully completing the record-breaking attempt. Jay-Z had previously held the title after performing seven shows in seven different in cities in 2006.
“Got it motherf*****s,” Wayne Coyne wrote on Twitter to confirm their success along with a picture of him proudly holding the certificate (left).Just Published: