May 06--NEW HAVEN -- Like a musical Jack Bauer from "24," young country singer/songwriter Hunter Hayes, who packed the Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday night, has one very long day in store to cap this workweek.
The 22-year-old wants to set a Guinness World Record by playing 10 shows in six states during a 24-hour period. And one of those stops will be Toad's Place on York Street at 6:45 p.m. Friday.
He'll start his day at 8 a.m. on "Good Morning America" and also perform at New London'sGarde Arts Center, 4:15 p.m., and at Stamford'sPalace Theater at 9 p.m. The concerts marathon will wrap up in Philadelphia with a 5 a.m. Saturday set at the Trocadero.
The idea came to him, Hayes told USA Today, after opening for Flaming Lips, who hold the previous record of eight shows in 24 hours.
He's doing it to promote his new album "Storyline" and to call attention to child hunger.
For the whirlwind tour, called "Hunter Hayes' 24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger," ConAgra Foods and P&G are looking to build a community of people to donate up to 7 million meals through the Child Hunger Ends Here program. For each 8-digit code found on specially marked ConAgra Foods and P&G products that is entered at www.ChildHungerEndsHere.com or Facebook.com/ChildHungerEndsHere through August, ConAgra Foods or P&G will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal to Feeding America.
Here's the entire schedule:
8 a.m., New York, N.Y. ("Good Morning America")
9 a.m.: Boston (Paradise Rock Club)
11:30 a.m.: Worcester, Mass. (Palladium Upstairs)
1:45 p.m.: Providence, R.I. (Lupo'sHeartbreak Hotel)
4:15 p.m.: New London (Garde Arts Center)
6:45 p.m.: New Haven (Toad's Place)
9 p.m.: Stamford (Palace Theatre)
11:30 p.m.: South Orange, N.J. (South Orange Performing Arts Center)
Saturday, 2 a.m.: Asbury Park, N.J. (The Stone Pony)
5 a.m.: Philadelphia (Trocadero)
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