Posted in music | pictures on June 27, 2012

photos by David Andrako

Flaming Lips in Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto - 6/16/12
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As previously mentioned, The Flaming Lips will "attempt to break a Guiness World Record by playing the most concerts in multiple cities during a 24-hour period, a record currently held by Jay-Z. They've got eight shows scheduled to take place on June 27 and 28 in Memphis, Clarksdale, Oxford, Jackson, Hattiesburg, Biloxi, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans. Each show is with a different band. Openers include Grimes, Neon Indian, Gary Clark Jr., Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, GIVERS, and more." Those shows begin on 6/27 at 4:30pm PT aka 7:30 ET aka now, and the whole thing will be streamed live at the O Music Awards site on three channels (the bus, the venues and the control room). The list of shows and bands they're playing with is below.

A little over a week earlier, on 6/16 to be exact, the Flaming Lips played a huge free show in Yonge-Dundas Square in downtown Toronto as part of NXNE. I don't know if it set any records, but the outdoor square was PACKED with people, many who were supposed to be at Radiohead, but ended up having some free time on their hands. At the show, Wayne Coyne and crew paid tribute to Radiohead by doing covers and constantly sending their love to Radiohead family during stage banter. Our pictures from that show are in this post too, and continue along with the 24 hour shows schedule, below...

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The Flaming Lips @ Yonge Dundas Square

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Of Montreal and Portugal. The Man opened for the Lips. Those pics at BV Chicago.

And this NXNE show was one of many that our photographer caught that day, including the Bruise Cruise (pics of that are HERE), Automelodi at Silver Dollar Room, Les Breastfeeders & Neon Windbreaker at El Mocambo, as well as Young Empires & Lumineers at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern (pics HERE).

If you missed it, pictures from NXNE Thursday are HERE, Friday are HERE, and Sunday are HERE.

FLAMING LIPS 24 HOUR SHOW SCHEDULE

June 27
New Fumes & The Flaming Lips
Memphis, TN
W.C. Handy Park (4:30pm CT)

June 27
Gary Clark Jr, Hour of the Time Majesty 12 & The Flaming Lips
Clarksdale, MS
Ground Zero Blues Club (6:30pm CT)

June 27
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals & The Flaming Lips
Oxford, MS
The Lyric (9:30pm CT)

June 28
Neon Indian & The Flaming Lips
Jackson, MS
Duling Hall (1:00am CT)

June 28
Hunter Hayes, Jackson Browne & The Flaming Lips
Hattiesburg, MS
Benny's Boom Boom Room (6:30 am CT)

June 28
Phantogram & The Flaming Lips
Biloxi, MS
Hard Rock Casino, Biloxi's Wet Spot Pool (9:45am CT)

June 28
GIVERS, Linear Downfall & The Flaming Lips
Baton Rouge, LA
Varsity Theatre (1:30pm CT)

June 28
Grimes, special guest (Ke$ha?), possibly Roger Daltrey & The Flaming Lips
New Orleans, LA
House of Blues (5:00pm CT)

Thanks CoS for the list of shows and rumored guests.

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Comments (20)

One publicity stunt after another. They're the new David Blaine's of rock.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 7:41 PM

Its worth tuning in just to hear how shot Wayne's voice is 15 minutes into this "tour". Unless he is faking it - this thing won't make it until midnight.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 7:55 PM

his voice is always like that live.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 8:41 PM

Wayne has never been much of a singer. A unique voice, but not a good singer. And agreed with 7:41, these guys have devolved into schtick.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 8:57 PM

The only band able to play 24 hours straight is the Ipods - they have real diversity from track to track!

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 9:48 PM

there's a friend of mine who's dropping acid in memphis and going to every show until he gets to new orleans

somehow I'm thinking he gets further

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 11:29 PM

iPods joke is not really funny.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 11:29 PM

iPod joke is about as amusing as the Flaming Lips post-1994

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 11:33 PM

This seems fun. So of course you miserable bastards hate it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 12:04 AM

well put 1204!
but the god damn thing isnt moving.
the bus is moving
but there is no streaming......
and im missing the shows!

fix it tech guy!
fix it!

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 12:12 AM

The hummus lips

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 12:36 AM

Gotta admit -- 948 made me laugh...

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 1:27 AM

lol that's awesome

Posted by similar to forever 21 | June 28, 2012 2:41 AM

i can't believe someone is up at 1:27 commenting on how their own lame joke is funny

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 8:11 AM

This guy/band are the new Weezer of 2012.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 9:15 AM

Ofcourse this corny band and their schtick would start this whole thing off in Canada.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 9:17 AM

that's enough, Wayne Coyne

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 9:53 AM

gimmicks

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012 12:11 PM

lol that's awesome

Posted by mubawab | July 2, 2012 6:30 AM

I really like the dresses the women are wearing.

Posted by jordon | July 28, 2013 12:49 PM

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