ConAgra backs Hayes record attempt; opening acts named
Monday, April 28, 2014
– Hunter Hayes will celebrate the May 6 release of "Storyline" by teaming up with ConAgra Foods to end child hunger while attempting to break the Guinness record for Most Concerts Played in multiple cities in 24 hours.
Hayes is attempting to break the record by playing 10 shows in 10 cities in 24 hours (current record held by the Flaming Lips with 8 shows in 24 hours who broke the previous record made by Jay-Z).
We thought the best way to celebrate releasing the 'Storyline' record was to play as many shows as possible and attempt to break a record or two while we're at it," said Hayes about the history-making event. "It's gonna be a blast."
Support acts for the 10 shows were announced including breakout country duo Dan + Shay, Charlie Worsham, The Railers and singer/songwriters Dean Alexander and Matt Sucich, with the official music playlist powered by The Country Club with Dee Jay Silver.
The program will kick off Friday, May 9 on Good Morning America (GMA) on ABC in Times Square.
Announced today, Tudor Watch U.S.A will be the official timekeeper for the "Hunter Hayes 24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger." Throughout the race, Hayes will wear a Tudor Heritage Chrono timepiece and upon conclusion, this special timepiece engraved with the official race logo will be auctioned to raise money for Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity.
The 24-hour day of shows is:
8 a.m. New York, NY Good Morning America No Support
9:15 a.m. Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club Dan + Shay
11:30 a.m. Worcester, MA Palladium Upstairs Dean Alexander
1:45 p.m. Providence, RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel Dan + Shay
4:15 p.m. New London, CT Garde Arts Center Dean Alexander
6:45 p.m. New Haven, CT Toad's Place Dan + Shay
9 p.m. Stamford, CT Palace Theatre The Railers
11:30 p.m. South Orange, NJ SOPAC (Acoustic) Matt Sucich
2 a.m. Asbury Park, NJ The Stone Pony(Acoustic) The Railers
5 a.m. Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Charlie Worsham/The Railers
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. Featuring special guests Danielle Bradbery from NBC's Emmy award-winning show The Voice and Dan + Shay.
We're Not Invisible tour dates are:
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
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