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Hunter Hayes Kicks Off The Tattoo (Your Name) Tour in NYC

Hunter Hayes kicked off his Tattoo (Your Name) Tour last night with a wild card show in New York City.  We’d like to think we’re at least partially responsible for this show, since we asked Hunter for a headlining NY show the last time we saw him, but really we have to thank Nash FM and all of the passionate country fans in the city for this one.  

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We love watching Hunter perform because of the passion and energy he has on stage.  You can tell how much he absolutely loves what he’s doing, and how much he appreciates it.  (As he said, “I’m so happy even one person showed up tonight!”  And the Best Buy Theater was packed).  We’re also consistently impressed by his musicianship – his live shows always include extended guitar solos, jam sessions, and multiple instruments. (After all, he can play over 30 of them).  

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In a Wild Card show, anything can happen, and of course the opening night of a tour is always special as it all comes together for the first time. Hunter is great at interacting with the crowd – he stopped to take a few selfies with fans in the front row, and even left the stage during the encore to say hello to the crowd on the floor.  But the biggest surprise of the night came when he read a fan’s poster that said “Hunter, can I sing with you?”  To which he said, “Sure, come on up!”  The lucky fan (“Miss Helen”) joined him onstage for “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me,” perfect for a singalong.  

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The Tattoo (Your Name) Tour also has an interactive element – after all, YOU are the most important part of the show.  Hunter teamed up with Glow Motion to create custom wristbands for the show.  You’re given one when you enter the venue, and have to activate it using the Hunter Hayes App.  We highly recommend downloading the app BEFORE getting to the venue.  You will need to use the wifi to activate the wristband, and having the app already downloaded will save you a lot of time (and internet use, especially in an arena with 1000s of others also trying to get the app!)  The wristbands glow red when you receive them, and will turn green once activated.   If you’re having trouble activating it, find someone with a green glowing wristband!  You have the option to keep the wrist band after the show, with a $10 donation to the USO, which Hunter is supporting during this tour.

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The wristbands lit up in tune with many of the songs, playing off the lights on stage and changing colors to the beat.  It was fun to see the light show extended through the entire crowd, not just on stage.  Our only advice?  Put your hands up!  You’re at a concert, and it’s a lot cooler when everyone can see you light up like the fireworks flying on the fourth of July.

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The Railers and Dan + Shay will be joining the tour starting October 30th.  Check out all of the Tattoo (Your Name) Tour dates HERE and get to a show near you!  A tour lineup doesn’t get much better than this.

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Hunter Hayes Tattoo (Your Name) Tour Wildcard Set List
Storyline
Wild Card
Storm Warning
Secret Love
Somebody’s Heartbreak / Dream Girl
Still Fallin’
More Than I Should
You Think You Know Somebody
Everbody’s Got Somebody But Me
Faith To Fall Back On / Flashlight
Love Too Much
Invisible
Wanted
A Thing About You
Love Makes Me
Tattoo
Better Than This
I Want Crazy

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Hunter Hayes To Kickoff Tattoo(Your Name) Tour At The Best Buy Theater in NYC 10/28!

We’ve been asking for it, and Hunter Hayes is finally having another headlining show in NYC!  Nash 94.7 FM is bringing him to the Best Buy Theater on October 28th for a special show to kickoff the Tattoo (Your Name) Tour!   (We thought we saw an NYC tattoo in that tour teaser..)   Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 26th at 12PM EST!

Watch the video for the tour’s namesake, “Tattoo,” below and check out all of the dates for Hunter’s Tattoo (Your Name) Tour with Dan + Shay and The Railers HERE!

Hunter Hayes Tattoo (Your Name) Tour Kickoff
October 28th 2014 at 7pm
Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
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We’re thrilled to have Hunter back in New York, after his appearances on the Today Show and Arthur Ashe Kids Day last month!  There have been a lot more country shows coming to NYC lately, too, and we say keep ’em coming!

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Hunter Hayes: Tattoo (Your Name) Tour with Dan + Shay and The Railers!

During his outstanding performance on the Today Show this morning, Hunter Hayes dropped his big news: he got a tattoo!  Not really, but he is going back out on tour this fall!   The Tattoo (Your Name) Tour kicks off in October in Pennsylvania.   Even better?  He is bringing SecretFangirl.com favorites Dan + Shay and The Railers on tour with him!    Talk about a dream tour lineup.  Hunter also said that he will be doing something unexpected on this tour that’s never been done before, and that they had been working on a new technology to make it happen.  We have no idea what we’re in for, but we can’t wait for this tour!

Watch the trailer for the tour below!

Stay tuned to HunterHayes.com for ticket on sale info, including VIP packages.  Visit DanAndShay.com for info on the Dan + Shay + You Experience.  (Which we highly recommend.)

Hunter Hayes Fall 2014 Tattoo (Your Name) Tour with Dan + Shay and The Railers
Oct. 30th – Bryce Jordan Center – University Park,  PA
Oct. 31st – Times Union Center – Albany, NY
Nov. 1st – Thomas M. Ryan Center – Providence, RI
Nov. 13th – BMO Harris Bradley Center – Milwaukee, WI
Nov. 14th – iWireless Center – Moline, IL
Nov. 15th – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
Nov. 20th – Chaifetz Arena – St. Louis, MO
Nov. 21st – Sears Centre Arena – Chicago, IL
Nov. 22nd – The Palace of Auburn Hills – Detroit, MI
Dec. 4th – Lakefront Arena – New Orleans, LA
Dec. 5th –  Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, FL
Dec. 6th – Arena at Gwinnett Center – Atlanta, GA
Dec. 11th – Wolstein Center – Cleveland, OH
Dec. 12th –  Rogers K-Rock Centre – Kingston, ONT
Dec. 13th – Budweiser Gardens – London, ONT

Be sure to follow Hunter Hayes, Dan + Shay, The Railers & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

Hunter Hayes Releases “Tattoo” Video!

After teasing us with short previews the last couple of weeks, Hunter finally released the video for his new single, “Tattoo!”   This is by far one of our favorite songs of the summer, from his new album, “Storyline.”   Watch the video below!

You can see Hunter Hayes in New York on the Today Show August 22nd, and at the US Open Arthur Ashe Kids Day August 23rd!

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Hunter Hayes To Perform on The Today Show August 22nd!

We are so excited that Hunter Hayes will be back in NYC in August! Hunter was just added to the lineup for the Today Show Toyota Summer Concert Series on August 22nd.  Make sure you tune in at 8AM to watch, or if you’re in NYC head to Rockefeller Plaza (early!) to catch the concert!

Not in NYC?  Hunter wants to give you a chance to come to the show, too!  You can enter to win the ultimate summer concert experience:  a trip to New York to meet Hunter and catch his Today Show performance in person!  All proceeds from the contest will go to the Grammy Foundation, to support music education, and you can get rewards like a signed lyric sheet or campaign t-shirt.   Watch Hunter’s contest announcement below!

Visit Prizeo to learn more – you can enter until August 6th!

If you’re not an early riser, you can also see Hunter Hayes in NYC at the US Open Arthur Ashe Kids Day on August 23rd with The Vamps!   (Or you can go to both.  We are.)

Be sure to follow Hunter Hayes & Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!

Hunter Hayes’ Next Single: Tattoo!

It’s official!  The second single off of Hunter Hayes’ new album “Storyline” is “Tattoo!”   Hunter performed the song on the CMT Awards this week. This is one of our favorite tracks off the album, and is sure to be one of the biggest songs of the summer!

As if we weren’t excited enough about one Hunter performance at the CMT Awards, he also teamed up with John Legend and Jennifer Nettles for a special arrangement of “All of Me,” done by the man himself.   We’d be totally okay if Hunter arranged more songs on the radio. And we love how into the performance he is, as always!   Watch Hunter’s rehearsal session for the performance below.

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The Friday Five: Memorial Day Playlist

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  We’re sure many of you (including us) are traveling for the long weekend, so here is our playlist of the songs we plan to drive around blasting to celebrate the official start of summer.

1.  Austin Mahone – “Next To You”
Austin just released this track from his debut album “The Secret,” out next week!  And we’ve been listening to it nonstop. (Literally like 10 times in a row).   He’s said that his album was influenced by the boy bands of the 90s, and it’s evident in this track.  We can’t wait to see what moves Austin the one-man boy band has planned for this one!

2. Dan + Shay – “Sway”
We heard this unreleased track at the Dan + Shay + You acoustic session, and found ourselves instantly swaying and singing along.   Dan and Shay said this song, which they played here for the first time ever, would likely be on their next album.  Lucky for you (and us) we caught it on video!

3.  The Vamps – “Somebody To You”
As soon as we heard this song, we had a feeling it would be The Vamps’ next single.  And we were right!  What we weren’t expecting is for Demi Lovato to be featured on the track.  They’ve teamed up for what’s sure to be a mega-hit for the British band.  Hopefully all the radio play this song is getting will lead to the long awaited US release date for The Vamps album!

4. Hunter Hayes – “Tattoo”
We cannot say enough good things about Hunter Hayes.  Not only is he extremely talented (he can play over 30 instruments) he’s also kind and humble.  We love this track off of his new album, “Storyline,” which is likely to be the second single off the album.  This song will stick with you,  even the first time you hear it…just like a tattoo!

5. AJR – “After Hours”
Their first single “I’m Ready,” is on track to be a big hit this summer, but we love all of AJR’s songs, especially this track off of their “I’m Ready EP.”  It’s fun, catchy, and has a horn section.  We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: AJR’s unique sound just makes us excited about music.  We can’t wait for their debut album due out later this summer!