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Flaming Lips tie Jay-Z's record by playing 7 shows in 24 hours, en route to New Orleans for record-breaking 8th show

by Brandy McDonnell Published: June 28, 2012

Oklahoma City-based psychedelic rockers The Flaming Lips have tied Jay-Z’s Guinness Book of World Records mark of performing seven shows in a 24-hour time frame. They are en route to New Orleans to play a planned eighth show at House of Blues, which would make them the sole owners of the record.

Lips drummer Kliph Scurlock ‏tweeted moments ago @KliphScurlock “7 down, 1 to go. #SuckItHova.”

As previously reported, the Lips’ frenzied journey through the Mississippi Delta is part of MTV’s third edition of the O Music Awards, which is a digitally driven event that recognizes artists, fans and innovators within the digital music culture. They started their quest at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Memphis, Tenn. and have been either onstage or on the road since.

The trek is being live-streamed at as part of the awards. You can also find video clips of previous performances and oddball moments on the fast-paced tour there.

Here’s the Lips’ 24-hour tour itinerary:

DONE – June 27

New Fumes & The Flaming Lips

Memphis, TN

Handy Park


DONE – June 27

Gary Clark Jr & The Flaming Lips & Hour Of The Time Majesty 12

Clarksdale, MS

Ground Zero Blues Club


DONE – June 27

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals & The Flaming Lips

Oxford, MS

The Lyric


DONE – June 28

Neon Indian & The Flaming Lips

Jackson, MS

Duling Hall


DONE – June 28

Hunter Hayes & The Flaming Lips & Jackson Browne

Hattiesburg, MS

Benny’s Boom Boom Room


DONE – June 28

Neon Trees & The Flaming Lips & Phantogram

Biloxi, MS

Hard Rock Casino


DONE – June 28

GIVERS & The Flaming Lips & Linear Downfall

Baton Rouge, LA



COMING UP – June 28

Grimes & The Flaming Lips

New Orleans

House of Blues


by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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