Band starts record breaking concert series attempt in Memphis


(WMC-TV) - The world will be watching the Bluff City Wednesday evening as an internationally known Indie band will start a world record attempt in Memphis.

The Flaming Lips hopes to break the Guinness World Record  for the most concerts performed in a 24 hour period.

The group will play in downtown Memphis' Handy Park around 5:45 p.m. The opening band will be the New Fumes.

From Memphis, the band and its bus of musician friends will go to Clarksdale, MS, Oxford MS, Jackson, MS, Hattiesburg, MS, Biloxi, MS, and Baton Rouge, LA.  They will end the record-breaking tour in New Orleans at 6 p.m. Thursday.

If you cannot attend one of the shows, you will be able to watch each of the performances and their bus trip online.

You can also follow The Flaming Lips' progress through the lead singer's Twitter account, @waynecoyne.

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