The other week, we unveiled the lineup of talent that will be joining The Flaming Lips as they attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most live shows in 24 hours (multiple city) during the O Music Awards. Today, we’re primed to reveal a whole new slew of performers.
For those not in the know, The O Music Awards is MTV, VH1, CMT and LOGO’s newest awards show, celebrating the best in music, technology and the intersection between the two. We’ve had two previous awards shows — one in Las Vegas and one in Los Angeles — but this summer we’re heading to the American South for our biggest event yet. We’ll be taking off across the country in a fully tricked-out bus for a 24-hour, livestreamed adventure through the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll — this will be the world’s first 24-hour livestreamed awards show. We’ve enlisted the aid of The Flaming Lips to complete this endeavor; the band will be overseeing the festivities, as well as breaking a world record currently held by Jay-Z.
The action kicks off in Memphis, Tennessee, on June 27 at 7:30 p.m. EST and doesn’t stop until we reach New Orleans, Louisiana, 24 hours later. We’ll be stopping in eight cities total, where the band will play for fans and locals alike, as well as collaborate and play with myriad acts. In addition to those we already announced — including Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Neon Indian, Grimes, etc — the O Music Awards will also feature singer songwriter Jackson Browne, alternative rock band Neon Trees, pop duo and O Music Award nominee Karmin and the queen of bounce herself, Big Freedia. And there very well could be a special guest or two.
And, of course, we’ll have some folks on hand to help host all of this musical action. Those personalities include Jackass‘s Chris Pontius, LOVELINE co-host Mike Catherwood, Broadway star and singer Laura Bell Bundy, actress Alison Haislip, VH1 Top 20 Countdown host Jim Shearer, VH1 Classic That Metal Show host Jim Florentine, LOGO’s RuPaul’s Drag Race star Jujubee, comic Julian Mccullough, What’s Trending host Shira Lazar, TV personality Michelle Collins, comics Jason and Randy Sklar, NextMovie’s McKenna Maduli and more.
In addition, the show will feature the premiere of the first twelve episodes of STOP/WATCH, a sixty-second online music series in which artists have one minute flat to perform a complete song. The first dozen STOP/WATCH artists are Joseph Arthur, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Citizen’s Band, John Forte, The Hives, Rhett Miller, Miracles of Modern Science, Peasant, Punch Brothers, Saint Motel, P.T. Walkley and the Wombats. Clips will be premiered during the O Music Awards, but in the future will live on MTV Hive.
“So where can I see all this action?” you may be asking, wringing your hands with excitement. Well, the O Music Awards will live across all MTV, VH1 and CMT screens. The central hub will be OMusicAwards.com, where fans can vote, toggle between different camera views, as well as watch and share key show moments across their social graphs. On the mobile front, fans will be able to watch the entire show via the mobile web or the MTV News app. Throughout the course of the live event, MTV, VH1, CMT, MTV2 and Palladia will be breaking in from standard programming to provide updates from the road. In addition, each news organization, including MTV News, MTV Hive, VH1 News and others, will be providing up-to-the-minute coverage online and across social platforms.
Basically, if you miss this show, you have your eyes closed! Check out the full docket of performers below and start counting down the hours until the big event! Some tickets are still available for those lucky Southern locals.
New Fumes & The Flaming Lips
Gary Clark Jr & The Flaming Lips
Ground Zero Blues Club
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals & The Flaming Lips
Neon Indian & The Flaming Lips
Hunter Hayes & The Flaming Lips
Benny’s Boom Boom Room
Neon Trees & The Flaming Lips
Hard Rock Casino
GIVERS & The Flaming Lips
Baton Rouge, LA
Grimes & The Flaming Lips
House of Blues