A new and upcoming artist from California, Minhee Jones will be attempting to break the Guinness for the playing at 50 venues in one week. The tour is taking place to promote her new Christmas song ‘Next Christmas’.
The performer will be playing in York at the The Basement on Tuesday, Dec 10 at 1pm. Tickets are available from the artists’ website. https://www.minheejones.com/
The rules for the record tour are strict and the record cannot be achieved unless all the objectives are met. Each venue has to be at least 31 miles from the last, each gig must have a least ten people in the audience with tickets and last at least 15 minutes and at least half the cities must have a population of over 100,000.
The artist Foxes currently holds the record for most concerts in seven different cities in 12 hours. She achieved it in May 2015 but Minhee is still hoping to take the prize on this tour.
Minhee Jones explained her thinking on promoting her single in this way. She : “As I was driving back to London I was wondering what I could do to promote it and myself as a new artist and the countryside was so beautiful I thought, why don’t I put together a tour?”
She added: “There’s a lot of conflicting info out there on how to promote yourself as a new artist and a lot of people are saying there’s no need to spend time on touring or playing live and that you should focus on social media and YouTube and platforms like that to build an audience but I just thought that was a really sad way to be an artist.”
“What if I did the world’s craziest tour and broke a few Guinness World Records and maybe that would help to shine a light on the magic of these venues.”
Jones decided that she wanted to do a large tour of the UK and to raise money for the Music Venue Trust as well as promoting her new Christmas single: “As I started researching the tour it was a bit sad as I noticed a lot of the venues I was looking forward to playing in had closed down or were in danger of closing down. “
“That’s how I came across Music Venue Trust and the work that they do supporting these venues. Then I thought, what if I did the world’s craziest tour and broke a few Guinness World Records and maybe that would help to shine a light on the magic of these venues and live music and get people out there supporting them again.”
Will the starlet achieve her goal? Or are we all holding out for a Christmas miracle. Good luck Minhee Jones!