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Hunter Hayes Announces '24 Hour Road Race' to End Child Hunger
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Multiple GRAMMY-nominee Hunter Hayes and ConAgra Foods have teamed up to end child hunger while attempting to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS record for the Most Concerts Played in multiple cities in a 24-hour period. Hunter will kick off the "Hunter Hayes' 24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger," brought to you in part by ConAgra Foods' Child Hunger Ends Here program, 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. 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 Records / Warner Music Nashville.
Hunter recently spoke with the New York Times to talk about how important this program is to him and why he got involved. Hayes, who has been working with ConAgra on Child Hunger Ends Here since 2012, 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."
The "24 Hour Road Race" is also presented in part by Martin Guitars, Procter & Gamble, Mercedes-Benz USA, and Ahold USA. 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. Mercedes-Benz USA is the official car vehicle of the "24 Hour Road Race."
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:
|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)|
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|
|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|
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 http://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.