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The Flaming Lips with Grimes at House of Blues

  • Photo by Martin Coyne

Somebody pour Jay-Z a double D'usse Cognac. Provided everything goes according to plan — no certainty given these circumstances — the Guinness World Record holder for the most live concerts in multiple cities over a 24-hour period will no longer be Shawn Carter. Hov's single-day (Nov. 19, 2006) Hangar Tour may be the most impressive thing to come out of 2006 recoup Kingdom Come. With some help from time zones, private jets and police escorts, he walked onstage in Atlanta just after 6 a.m. and offstage in Las Vegas before 4 a.m., having hit Philadelphia (9:38 a.m.), Washington, D.C. (12:39 p.m.), New York City (3:45 p.m.), Chicago (8:25 p.m.) and Los Angeles (12:38 a.m.) in between. The Flaming Lips, in its attempt to "crush the record" this week, will have no such assistance. The Oklahoma oddballs begin and end their odyssey on Central Standard Time, aboard a bus dubbed "The Endeavor," and the only flashing lights they're bound to see belong to a state trooper out for a search and seizure. This might make Wayne Coyne's race for the prize a mightier feat. After a 4:30 p.m. Wednesday kickoff in Memphis, he has five shows in Mississippi in 15 hours (with five different openers), followed by Baton Rouge (1:30 p.m., with GIVERS) and New Orleans (5 p.m., with 2012 list-topper Grimes) to finish. I-10 during rush hour? Somebody prep the Touro chopper. Tickets $27. — Noah Bonaparte Pais

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