US rockers The Flaming Lips have set a Guinness World Record for the most live shows in different cities in 24 hours.
The band performed eight times across the Mississippi Delta, as part of MTV’s O Music Awards. Beginning in Memphis, Tennessee, they finished up at the House of Blues in New Orleans, Louisiana, with 20 minutes to spare before the deadline.
The previous record was held by Jay-Z, who played seven shows from Atlanta to Los Angeles in 2006. The band were joined by various acts during their mini-tour including Jackson Browne, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Neon Trees and Jackass stuntman Chris Pontius. Speaking on stage after official confirmation of the new world record, frontman Wayne Coyne said: “At five o’clock this morning you thought you were going to crawl in, barely be able to sing and hope you can just survive it. –BBC