Hayes tattoos new tour
Friday, August 22, 2014
– Hunter Hayes officially announced his fall headlining tour, theTattoo (Your Name) Tour, set to kick off Thursday, Oct. 30 in University Park, Penn.
Warner Music Nashville label mates Dan + Shay and The Railers will join Hayes as supporting acts for the tour, which will be produced by AEG Live/The Messina Group.
During aTODAY Show performance this morning, Hayes played his single Tattoo as well as the number one hit "I Want Crazy" and "Invisible." The multi-talented singer-songwriter sported a fresh henna tattoo sleeve with emblems from each city on the Tattoo (Your Name) Tour, and three henna artists circulated the crowd inking fans with the tour logo. On television, viewers across the nation also got to see the first-ever localized commercial spots for a concert tour that are synced with the popular music identification service, Shazam.
"This tour is definitely going to be different than anything weve ever done before
and maybe anyone has ever done. It's a lot of firsts not only for us, but even for the fans who have seen our show before," said Hayes. "Every tour is all about the fans, but this one proves it. Not only are they going to be part of the show, they are the show. You'll see what I mean."
Tour dates are:
Oct. 30 Bryce Jordan Center | University Park, Pa.
Oct. 31 Times Union Center | Albany, N.Y.
Nov. 1 Thomas M. Ryan Center | Providence
Nov. 13 BMO Harris Bradley Center | Milwaukee
Nov. 14 iWireless Center | Moline, Ill.
Nov. 15 Sprint Center | Kansas City, Mo.
Nov. 20 Chaifetz Arena | St. Louis, Mo
Nov. 21 Sears Centre Arena | Chicago
Nov. 22 The Palace of Auburn Hills | Detroit
Dec. 4 Lakefront Arena | New Orleans
Dec. 5 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena | Jacksonville, Fla.
Dec. 6 Arena at Gwinnett Center | Atlanta
Dec. 11 Wolstein Center | Cleveland
Dec. 12 Rogers K-Rock Centre | Kingston, Canada+
Dec. 13 Budweiser Gardens | London, Canada**
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