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Flaming Lips streaming 24 hours of record-breaking shows NOW, played Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto (pics)

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…

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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