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SecretFangirls.com Interview Hunter Hayes

We chatted with the incredible Hunter Hayes at the T.J. Martell Foundation Family Day at Brooklyn Bowl in NYC, where Hunter was performing later in the day.   Learn what Hunter’s favorite part of making “The 21 Project” was, and what fans can look forward to in 2016.  (Hint: more tour dates!)  Watch our interview below!

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Hunter Hayes “21 Tour” Stops at West Point, NY

Hunter Hayes chose the stops for his current headlining tour, the “21 Tour,” by selecting venues in college towns where his music was popular on Spotify streaming.  Hunter is all about connecting with his audience, and for this tour he wanted to have a more intimate show and to play in front of some of his most passionate fans.  His plan worked.  The “21 Tour” stopped at Eisenhower Hall in West Point, NY over the weekend, and it was by far the craziest crowd we have ever witnessed at a Hunter Hayes show!

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The packed house was full of energy from the moment Hunter walked out on stage, singing and dancing along to every song.  By the second song of the night, girls were up on cadet’s shoulders and rocking out.  Hunter’s epic guitar solo during “Secret Love” even inspired a little crowd surfing, something we never expected to see at a Hunter Hayes show!   (And we loved it.)

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Hunter is one of our favorite artists to see live because of the emphasis he puts on his live show.  Of the (many) times we have seen him, we have never heard him play the same song the same way twice.  He likes to mix it up, adding extended solos and new vocal stylings, or just jamming with his band.   He played material from the upcoming “The 21 Project,” along with some old favorites including “Where We Left Off,” which he dedicated to the troops.

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Hunter has shown lots of support for the military over the years, and took the time to thank and acknowledge the crowd, explaining what an honor it was for him to play at West Point.  And the love went both ways.  A spirited group of cadets in the front row gave Hunter & his band their hats to wear for a memorable moment on stage.

Hunter’s band got some much deserved love as well – after the crowd started chanting “dreads,” bass player Matt Utterback had his moment in the spotlight.

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We have to thank Hunter for always mixing things up.  This was definitely one of the most memorable shows we’ve ever been to, from the beautiful & historic location to the insanely awesome crowd and of course the talented Mr. Hayes.   We can’t wait to see what he has in store next!

Setlist – Eisenhower Hall – October 24th 2015

Tattoo
Storm Warning
Storyline
Young And In Love
I Mean You
Somebody’s Heartbreak
Suitcase
Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me
Saint Or A Sinner
Secret Love
Where We Left Off
Invisible
Wanted
21
Light Me Up
Shut Up And Dance (Cover)
I Want Crazy
Encore:
Rainy Season
Love Makes Me

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Visit HunterHayes.com to check upcoming tour dates and to pre-order a copy of “The 21 Project!”

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Hunter Hayes To Release “The 21 Project” on November 6th

Hunter Hayes has been busy thinking of creative ways to release new music.  Over the Summer, he rolled out a series of digital tracks to Spotify, completing the “21 EP.”  Hunter just announced he will release “The 21 Project” on November 6th!  The 3-disc album will consist of 7 songs, each performed 3 ways:  one acoustic, one studio, and one live.   Hunter wanted to show how a song grows from its original form to how it is played on stage.  If you’ve ever seen Hunter live, you know how he puts his own spin on tracks, changing things up each night on stage.  The project will feature Hunter’s current single, “21,” and new, unreleased tracks.  Check out the tracklisting below!

Hunter Hayes “The 21 Project” Tracklisting
1. 21
2. Young And In Love
3. Saint Or A Sinner
4. Where It All Begins (ft. Lady Antebellum)
5. Suitcase
6. The Trouble With Love
7. I Mean You

The 21 Tour in support of the project kicks off this month in North Carolina.  Hunter is hitting small venues in college towns across the country, targeting places where his music is popular on Spotify streaming.  Check out the dates below!  Tickets are on sale now.

Hunter Hayes “21 Tour” Dates
Oct 22 – Western Carolina University – Cullowhee, NC – Buy Tickets
Oct 23 – Kent State University – Kent, OH – Buy Tickets
Oct 24 – Eisenhower Hall – West Point, NY – Buy Tickets
Oct 29 – Purdue University – West Layfayette, IN – Buy Tickets
Oct 30 – Slippery Rock University – Slippery Rock, PA – Buy Tickets
Nov 5 – Western Kentucky University – Bowling Green, KY – Buy Tickets
Nov 6 – Notre Dame University – Notre Dame, IN – Buy Tickets
Nov 7 – Illinois State University – Normal, IL – Buy Tickets
Nov 14 – University of Oklahoma – Norman, OK – Buy Tickets

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