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Multiple GRAMMY-nominee Hunter Hayes
is celebrating the May 6 release of his highly anticipated album Storyline by teaming up with ConAgra Foods to end child hunger while attempting to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record for Most Concerts Played in multiple cities in 24 hours. 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, Hunter will be wearing 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. Fans can join the conversation on Twitter using #HHRECORDWEEK as Hunter attempts to break the world record during his exciting record release week.
"We thought the best way to celebrate releasing the Storyline was to play as many shows as possible and attempt to break a or two while we're at it," said Hunter about the history-making event. "It's gonna be a blast!!"
Support acts for the 10 shows have also been revealed as breakout country duo Dan + Shay, critically-acclaimed newcomer Charlie Worsham, up-and-coming country band The Railers, and singer/songwriters Dean Alexander
and Matt Sucich, with the official music playlist powered by "The Country Club with Dee Jay Silver," all stepping in to help Hunter attempt the to break the record. The "24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger," brought to you in part by ConAgra Foods' Child Hunger Ends Here program, will kick off Friday, May 9 on Good Morning America
(GMA) on ABC in Times Square. He is attempting to break the record by playing 10 shows in 10 cities in 24 hours (current record held by the Flaming Lips
with eight shows in 24 hours who broke the previous record made by Jay-Z).
The "24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger" is also presented in part by TUDOR, Martin
Guitar, Mercedes-Benz USA, Samsung Galaxy, Procter & Gamble, Glympse, Stop & Shop Supermarket Company and is being produced and promoted by AEG Live & The Messina Group (TMG). Hunter 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. TUDOR is the Official Timekeeper, Mercedes-Benz USA is the official car and Samsung Galaxy® is the official device and content partner of the "24 Hour Road Race." The new Samsung Galaxy S® 5 will be used throughout the tour to capture exclusive real-time photos and videos of the concerts and road trip and will be published in real time via social media using the hashtag #HHRecordWeek.
While Hayes sets his sights on setting the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record for the most concerts in one day, Child Hunger Ends Here is issuing a challenge to break their own record for the most meals donated in 24 hours. To help us break this record and end child hunger, look for the red pushpin and locate the code found on specially marked ConAgra Foods products. For each 8-digit code entered at www.ChildHungerEndsHere.com, ConAgra Foods will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal to Feeding America.**
"Hunter Hayes' 24 Hour Road Race To End Child Hunger" Cities and Door Times:
May 9 City, State Venue Support
8:00am New York, NY Good Morning America No Support
9:15am Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club Dan + Shay
11:30am Worcester, MA Palladium Upstairs Dean Alexander
1:45pm Providence, RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel Dan + Shay
4:15pm New London, CT Garde Arts Center Dean Alexander
6:45pm New Haven, CT Toad's Place Dan + Shay
9:00pm Stamford, CT Palace Theatre The Railers
11:30pm South Orange, NJ SOPAC (Acoustic) Matt Sucich
2:00am Asbury Park, NJ The Stone Pony(Acoustic) The Railers
5:00am Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Charlie Worsham/The Railers
Hunter 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 (dates and cities listed below). Featuring special guests Danielle
Bradbery from NBC's Emmy award-winning show The Voice and Warner Bros. Records new country duo, Dan + Shay, the "We're Not Invisible Tour" comes on the heels of Hunter's sold-out "CMT On Tour: Let's Be Crazy Tour" which wrapped this past December to sold-out crowds and much critical acclaim.
"We're Not Invisible Tour" Dates
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
For on-sales and more, visit www.hunterhayes.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hunterhayes and follow Hunter on Twitter https://twitter.com/hunterhayes.
Four-time GRAMMY nominated artist, Hunter Hayes, is a multi-talented performer, musician, producer, and writer. His critically acclaimed Atlantic Records self-titled album garnered three consecutive No. 1 singles, selling over eight million singles to date while the album itself has been certified platinum by the R.I.A.A. The highly anticipated follow-up, Storyline, will be released May 6 via Atlantic Records and features his current single "Invisible." His most recent Grammy nomination for Best Country Solo Performance for his No. 1 single "I Want Crazy
" marks his fourth Grammy nomination off his debut release. Hunter is currently featured as one of Forbes Magazine's "30 Under 30" and has played over 500 dates since 2011. The Louisiana native has headlined sold out venues across the US and Canada and recently wrapped the sold out CMT On Tour: Hunter Hayes' Let's Be Crazy tour this past fall. For more information visit www.hunterhayes.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hunterhayes and follow Hunter on Twitter https://twitter.com/hunterhayes.
**Enter the eight-digit code found on participating products. For every ConAgra Foods code entered, ConAgra Foods will donate 11.1¢ and for every P&G code entered, P&G will donate 11.1¢, the cost for Feeding America
to provide one meal through its network of local food banks. ConAgra Foods codes must be entered by 8/28/14 and P&G codes must be entered by 6/16/14. ConAgra Foods will donate up to 5 million meals with a guaranteed minimum donation of 1 million meals ($111,111) and P&G will donate up to 2 million meals with a guaranteed minimum of 1 million meals ($111,111). Limit 5 code entries per person/computer each day. See ChildHungerEndsHere.com for complete details and a list of participating brands. Valid in U.S. and Puerto Rico only. © ConAgra Foods, Inc. All Rights Reserved. © 2014 Procter & Gamble.