Hayes goes for Guinness concert record
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
– Hunter Hayes will attempt to break the Guinness world record for the Most Concerts Played in multiple cities in a 24-hour period in May to help end child hunger.
Hayes will kick off the "Hunter Hayes' 24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger," sponsored in part by ConAgra Foods' Child Hunger Ends Here program, on Friday, May 9 on Good Morning America in New York City.
He is attempting to break the record (currently eight shows in 24 hours set by The Flaming Lips who broke the previous record made by Jay-Z) by playing 10 shows in 10 cities in 24 hours.
VIP packages for the "24 Hour Road Race" are on sale now.
Hayes said he "was astonished by the statistics" from Feeding America that more than one in five American children "aren't sure where their next meal is coming from. Awareness is key with something like this, but just as important is that everyone can pitch in to make this story a better story - and how easy it is for us to help."
Cities and door times are:
8 a.m. New York, NY Good Morning America
9:15a.m. Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
11:30a.m. Worcester, MA Palladium Upstairs (Acoustic Show)
1:45 p.m. Providence, RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
4:15 p.m. New London, CT Garde Arts Center
6:45 p.m. New Haven, CT Toad's Place
9 p.m. Stamford, CT Palace Theatre
11:30 p.m. South Orange, NJ South Orange Performing Arts Center
2 a.m. Asbury Park, NJ The Stone Pony (Acoustic Show)
5 a.m. Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
Hunter recently debuted his music video on Good Morning America for his current single, "Invisible" featured on his new album "Storyline" being released May 6 on Atlantic / Warner Music Nashville.
Hayes will head out March 20 on his "We're Not Invisible Tour," presented in part by ConAgra Foods' Child Hunger Ends Here program, with several dates running through the summer. Openers are Danielle Bradbery from NBC's The Voice and new country duo, Dan + Shay.
Tour dates are:
March 20 Pikeville, KY Eastern KY Expo
March 21 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena
March 22 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre
March 27 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
March 28 Toledo, OH Huntington Center
April 10 Southaven, MS Landers Center
April 11 Cape Girardeau, MO Show Me Center
April 12 Springfield, MO JQH Arena
April 17 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center
April 18 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Civic Center
April 19 Asheville, NC U.S. Cellular Center
April 23 Colorado Springs, CO CO Springs World Arena
April 24 Salt Lake City, UT UCCU Center
May 1 Bangor, ME Cross Insurance Center
May 2 Boston, MA Tsongas Center at UMASS Lowell
May 3 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
May 29 Augusta, GA James Brown Arena
May 30 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Bay Center
May 31 Estero, FL Germain Arena
The "24 Hour Road Race" is also presented in part by Martin Guitar, Proctor & Gamble, Mercedes-Benz USA and Ahold USA. Hayes is a Martin Guitar ambassador and will perform on a Martin OM-42 at each show, which will be auctioned at the end of the event to benefit the cause.
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