Hunter Hayes w/ Ashley Monroe and Striking Matches
Tuesday, June 18
Better Than: The shows my band was playing when I was his age.
It can be tough playing a two-hour headlining set when you only have one album to your nameat one point you might have to play a couple of the snoozers, your encore might be reduced to a cover of Maroon 5's "This Love"but big artists can make it work. By this admittedly arbitrary definition, at least, Hunter Hayes last night announced himself as a big artist, even if the new Fame Monster-style deluxe reissue of his 2011 self-titled major label debut, the release of which provided the occasion for this rare Manhattan show, technically bumps his count to one and a half.More »