By Steve Wiseman
Hunter Hayes is going for a Guinness World Record — and trying to help hungry children — in one 24-hour whirlwind. Hayes is going to attempt to break the record for most concerts played in multiple cities in 24 hours, while raising awareness to end child hunger. The current world record is held by the Flaming Lips, who played eight shows in 24 hours. It was held by Jay Z before that.
“Hunter Hayes’ 24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger” kicks off Friday, May 9 on Good Morning America in New York City. From there, he will travel around Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The race ends the next day with a 5 a.m. show in Philadelphia.
While Hayes is playing his shows, Child Hunger Ends Here issued a challenge to break their own record for the most meals donated in 24 hours. You can help break the record and end child hunger by looking 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.
After the 10 show, 24 hour race, the guitar Hunter is using will be auctioned to benefit the cause. Hunter is a Martin Guitar ambassador and will perform on a Martin OM-42 at each show.
“Hunter Hayes 24 Hour Road Race To End Child Hunger” Cities and Door Times:
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
Get tickets and more info HERE.