CMA Award-winning artist and four-time GRAMMY nominee Hunter Hayes is kicking off the week leading up to “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” with a free nighttime concert in downtownNashville on Monday, Nov. 3 as part of Hayes’ involvement with the USO’s “Every Moment Counts” campaign. A rare hometown performance for Hayes, the street party presented by exclusive radio partner WSIX commemorates one of many “moments” in honor of Sergeant First Class Tyler Arnold and his family, who will be in attendance at the show along with servicemen and women currently stationed at nearby Fort Campbell. SFC Arnold has been deployed six times, including multiple trips to Iraq and Afghanistan, and is being recognized by the USO for his service, sacrifice and strength during the “moments” Arnold missed with his wife and two young daughters during his deployments.
As “Every Moment Counts” approaches its one year anniversary, Hayes has partnered with the USO to create special #USOmoments for troops and their families at each of 17 stops on hisTattoo (Your Name) Tour, which commences Tuesday, Oct. 28 at Best Buy Theater in New York City. At each show, Hayes has created a unique moment recognizing all service members and their families while integrating concert-goers, including invited troops and their families, in an unprecedented way utilizing customized Glow Motion Technologies wristbands as part of the USO “Every Moment Counts” campaign. All fans in attendance at the shows can download the official Hunter Hayes Tour App (available for Apple and Android phones) to physically integrate into the tour’s lighting design and participate in the entire show using #YouAreTheShow.
The app is available now at http://smarturl.it/HHMobileApp.
To date, Hayes has performed at two USO concerts–one at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia and one at Royal Air Force Mildenhall in the U.K.–in support of the “Every Moment Counts” campaign. Tour mates Dan + Shay and The Railers will also join Hayes for the Nov. 3 show in Nashville, which is set to begin outside Bridgestone Arenaat 10:30 p.m. with additional special guests to be announced.
Dates for the Tattoo (Your Name) Tour are as follows (*denotes special “Wild Card” shows): Oct. 28, 2014 Best Buy Theater | New York, N.Y.*Oct. 30, 2014 Bryce Jordan Center | University Park, Penn.Oct. 31, 2014 Times Union Center | Albany, N.Y.Nov. 1, 2014 Thomas M. Ryan Center | Providence, R.I.Nov. 13, 2014 BMO Harris Bradley Center | Milwaukee, Wisc.Nov. 14, 2014 iWireless Center | Moline, Ill.Nov. 15, 2014 Sprint Center | Kansas City, Mo.Nov. 20, 2014 Chaifetz Arena | St. Louis, Mo.Nov. 21, 2014 Sears Centre Arena | Chicago, Ill.Nov. 22, 2014 The Palace of Auburn Hills | Detroit, Mich.Nov. 29, 2014 Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie | Dallas, Texas*Dec. 4, 2014 Lakefront Arena | New Orleans, La.Dec. 5, 2014 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena | Jacksonville, Fla.Dec. 6, 2014 Arena at Gwinnett Center | Atlanta, Ga.Dec. 11, 2014 Wolstein Center | Cleveland, OhioDec. 12, 2014 Rogers K-Rock Centre | Kingston, ONT CanadaDec. 13, 2014 Budweiser Gardens | London, ONT Canada To purchase tickets for Hunter Hayes’ Tattoo (Your Name) Tour, visit www.hunterhayes.com.
All net proceeds derived from the wristbands during the 2014 Tattoo (Your Name) Tour, but in no event less than one dollar ($1.00) per wristband proceeds, will be donated to the USO. Play Productions Inc. F/S/O Hunter Hayes guarantees a minimum donation of $10,000 in any event, with no maximum to USO in connection with the wristbands. About Hunter HayesFour-time GRAMMY nominee Hunter Hayes is a Louisiana-born, Nashville-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who roared onto the music scene in 2011 with his Platinum-selling, No. 1 self-titled debut album on Atlantic Records. With three No. 1 singles already under his belt (including the multi-Platinum smash “Wanted,” “Somebody’s Heartbreak,” and “I Want Crazy”), Hayes delves into deeper material on his new album, Storyline. The emotional lead single “Invisible” resonates with fans across the globe and new single “Tattoo” is already Top 30 and climbing at country radio. Hayes will launch his headlining Tattoo (Your Name) Tour in New York City on October 28. For more information, visit www.hunterhayes.com or follow @HunterHayes.
About the USO
The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors, troops in transition and families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff. To join us in this important mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org. “Every Moment Counts” is the USO’s national campaign to rally Americans to honor and create moments that matter for our troops and their families. By clearly communicating the significance of these moments, and humanizing their impact on families, the USO can help shift the civilian perspective on military service and inspire Americans to help show their gratitude to our troops and their families.