May 14, 2010, New York City –Toronto rock-trio, Hunter Valentine, broke the record for most shows in one day, completing 13 performances in New York, NY on May 11, 2010. The record was previously held by The Soft Pack when they completed 10 shows in one day in Los Angeles, CA.
It was a crazy challenge but we did it! We had the most amazing group of people supporting us and there's no way we could've pulled it off without them. At the end of the day we played 13 shows and topping our original goal of 12. Each performance was unique and inspiring in its own little way. We will remember this experience for the rest of our lives.
- Kiyomi M, Hunter Valentine
The band headed to Washington Square Park, (below)
the epicenter of the original New York counter-cultural movement, where their gig lasted about a minute before New York's finest said “there will be no rocking here!” and shut them down. Quick as lightning, Hunter Valentine implemented Plan B and took their show down to Father Demo Park just a few blocks away where they blew away a receptive audience (below).
and then a gig and amazing Q&A with the kids at Harvey Milk High School. (below)
From there the girls, who showed no signs of slowing down, headed to East Village Radio (below),
followed by a performance in Union Square (below),
then to the L Train (below)
adding an impromptu performance on the Lorimer L Train stop as they avoided their second “close-call” with police on the platform of the Metropolitan/Lorimer train stop in Williamsburg.
After that they performed on the vert ramp at KCDC Skateshop in Brooklyn,
and then topped off the day with a performance at The Cake Shop (below).
This June, Hunter Valentine will be making the rounds playing PRIDE festivals in Canada and the U.S., hitting Los Angeles on June 12, Portland on June 19 and San Francisco on June 27. In between the band will be shooting their new video for "Revenge" in Vancouver with 2009 Much Music Video Award winner, Director of the Year Colin Minihan.