Hunter Hayes has his sights set on breaking a Guiness World Record, all in the name of good will, of course. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter has partnered with ConAgra Foods to end child hunger with a series of concerts in an attempt to also land the title of most concerts played in multiple cities in a 24-hour period, the 22-year-old announced on Wednesday (March 12).
The Flaming Lips previously set the record of playing 10 shows in 10 cities in that time frame; Jay Z held the record before that with eight.
Hayes' 24-Hour Road Race To End Child Hunger kicks off on Friday, May 9 on "Good Morning America" and continues throughout Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Rhode Island that afternoon.
In a recent interview with New York Times, he explains 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."
His 24 Hour Road Race is presented in part by Martin Guitar, Procter & Gamble, Mercedes-Benz USA, and Ahold USA. In addition, Hayes is a Martin Guitar ambassador and will use a Martin OM-42 at each show, to be auctioned off at the end of the event.
Child Hunger Ends Here is also challenging the public to help break a record for most meals donated in 24 hours. To participate, look for the red pushpin and locate the code found on specially marked ConAgra Foods products.
For each 8-digit code entered at Child Hunger Ends Here, ConAgra Foods will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal to Feeding America.
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Here is the full Road Race schedule:
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