The Flaming Lips, on a quest to break the Guinness World Records® title for the Most Live Concerts In 24 Hours (Multiple Cities), will make their way to Fondren at the end of this month. The June 28 show is presented by Ardenland at Duling Hall in association with Southern Beverage/Budweiser, Cathead Vodka, and Find it in Fondren™. Doors open at MIDNIGHT and the show begins at 1am. Tickets are on sale at 10am tomorrow ( Friday, June 8 ) and are available at ardenland.net, all Ticketmaster locations, the Mississippi Coliseum box office and charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Partial proceeds will benefit VH1’s Save the Music Foundation. You must be 21 years old to attend show.
On a historic and hectic bus ride through the Mississippi Delta, the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, the two-time multiple Grammy® winners will board a vintage tour bus named “Endeavor” and zigzag across the region in an attempt to break the world record currently held by Jay-Z. Neon Indian, The Cleverlys and DJ Young Venom will play a full set before The Flaming Lips arrive on the bus to take the stage for a not-to-miss mini-set featuring many surprise collaborations and guests. The tour stops in Memphis, Clarksdale, Oxford, Jackson, Hattiesburg, Biloxi, Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
It’s all part of the groundbreaking and Webby Award winning O Music Awards, www.omusicawards.com, a digitally driven event that celebrates and honors the artists, fans and innovators impacting digital music culture. As a collective endeavor of MTV, VH1, CMT & Logo, O Music Awards were created to spotlight the diversity of music across digital platforms and provide fans a touch point to discover emerging artists and technology trends that span multiple sounds and genres. Past O Music Awards events have served as springboards to launch artists including Foster the People, Mac Miller, Chiddy Bang, Matt & Kim and the Alabama Shakes.
The Flaming Lips will be in a constant state of “go” as cameras follow them on the bus, on the stage and everywhere in between. Along the way, the band will stop in 8 different cities and will play alongside a wide range of artists, meet up with fans and presenters who will dole out awards, and, of course, deal with all the pitfalls and unexpected detours that a multi-state road trip entails – flat tires, stops at musical monuments, and perhaps the occasional music-making special guests and hitchhikers. Almost anyone might show up at any moment. The audience at home can watch it all from any screen and, naturally, interact, influence, and play a part in the voyage as they head toward the final destination.
On June 26, the day before the show kicks off, to overwhelming demand, The Flaming Lips will release THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS on physical CD and digitally via all digital retailers. The album contains the band’s unique and experimental collaborations with a diverse cross-section of heavy friends from every corner of the musical cosmos, including vocal and musical assistance from such disparate playmates as Yoko Ono, Nick Cave, Bon Iver, Ke$ha and many more. A new track recorded with Aaron Behrens of Ghostland Observatory is exclusive to the CD and digital versions and was not included on the vinyl edition.