Hunter Hayes is working toward ending child hunger and breaking the Guinness World Record for the most concerts played in multiple cities in a 24-hour period as part of the ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here program.
The current record, eight shows in 24 hours, is held by the Flaming Lips, who broke the previous record held by Jay-Z. Hayes is looking to take the lead with 10 scheduled shows in 10 cities in a 24 hour period. Hayes will kick off this “24 Hour Road Race,” at 8 a.m. on May 9 with a concert on Good Morning America.
Because of the time difference, this “tour” will only take place on the east coast, making stops in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Hayes will kick off his “We’re Not Invisible” Tour on March 20, which begins in Pikeville, Kenn., and will make stops across the country.
Invisible, the latest single off Hayes’ album Storyline, set to drop on May 6, brings attention to the 16 million children in the United States who are food insecure. 1 in 5 children do not know where their next meal is coming from, and Hayes is looking to change that.
Along with the Guinness World Record, Child Hunger Ends Here is also trying to break the record for the most meals donated in 24 hours.
The schedule for the road race is as follows:
8:00am – New York, NY – Good Morning America
9:15am – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
11:30am – Worcester, MA – Palladium Upstairs (Acoustic Show)
1:45pm – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
4:15pm – New London, CT – Garde Arts Center
6:45pm – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
9:00pm – Stamford, CT – Palace Theatre
11:30pm – South Orange, NJ – South Orange Performing Arts Center
2:00am – Asbury Park, NJ The Stone Pony (Acoustic Show)
5:00am – Philadelphia, PA Trocadero