If you were stoked about the news that The Flaming Lips will be playing 8 shows during the O Music Awards — breaking the Guinness World Record for the most live shows in 24 hours (multiple city) — get ready to have a full-on pleasure heart attack. We have a whole new passel of performers to announce today, as well as where you can get tickets to take in every single eclectic performance.
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 7:30pm 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. And who might those acts be? We’re glad you asked!
Get ready, because it’s a pretty wild mix:
It’s like a musical melange, no? Check out all the bands and start getting excited for the big event! We’ll be announcing even MORE bands in the coming weeks as well. If you happen to be in the area — or are willing to travel — you can start purchasing tickets on June 7 for one or all of our myriad shows. Check out the full schedule below.
Partial proceeds from the show will be donated to VH1’s Save the Music Foundation. Can’t get a ticket or make the show? No worries. The entire show will be streamed live on OMusicAwards.com and accessible on all platforms including mobile and tablets.
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
TBD & The Flaming Lips
Hard Rock Casino
GIVERS & The Flaming Lips
Baton Rouge, LA
Grimes & The Flaming Lips
Image courtesy of Rob Ball