Rock band the Flaming Lips are attempting tonight to break a world record for the most live concerts played in a 24-hour period. They begin in Memphis and will wind up, assuming all goes well, with a show in New Orleans.
Hunter will perform with the Lips at Benny’s Boom Boom Room in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on Thursday (June 28) at 6:30am CT (7:30am ET)–yes, that’s right, in the morning. Take that, Branson, Missouri–you’re not the only place in the world that has country music breakfast shows.
The record-breaking attempt and series of shows is “such a great concept,” Hunter told the O Music Blog. “I love how we’re sort of mixing the worlds in — this sort of old-school touring, ‘Let’s break the record.’ This sort of online presence, awareness, I love it. I’m thrilled that I get to be a part of it.”
Watch a video featuring Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips talking about his “great adventure”:
Fans can see the full tour schedule and watch the show, including all the performances, live on the O Music Awards website. The concert will then later be available on demand on CMT.
– Kurt Wolff, CBS Local