Grammy Award winner Foxes set the C1TY TO C1TY Guinness World Record – performing seven live concerts at seven different locations in the UK in 12 hours – with a new Citroen C1 used to travel between the venues.
Starting right here in the Bridge at SUSU, The C1TY TO C1TY title attempt saw Foxes travel from Southampton, where the singer grew up, via Brighton, Guildford, Reading, Oxford, High Wycombe and on to the final concert in London.
The event was organised in association with the charity Trekstock, who support young adults affected by cancer.
Guinness World Record detailed that in order for the attempt to be successful, each of the seven concerts had to be located a minimum of 50km from the last, the performances had to be a minimum of 15 minutes in length and the entire attempt had to be completed in the space of 12 hours.
Foxes performed favourites including ‘Youth’, ‘Glorious’ and ‘Let Go For Tonight’, and was supported by a different up-and-coming local band or singer at each venue, with all support acts being managed by YouTube hosts Popshack TV.
The grand finale gig at House of Vans in London Waterloo finished at exactly 22.00 and the Guinness World Record title was presented to Foxes on stage by an official Guinness World Record adjudicator.
Foxes, who has been learning to drive thanks to Citroen, completed the Guinness World Record title attempt in a Citroen C1 Airscape Flair VTi 68. The C1 completed the 250 mile route between the seven venues with fuel to spare, and Citroen have confirmed the C1 used will be donated to Trekstock to further boost fundraising for the cancer charity.
Foxes commented; “It’s been amazing to see this challenge through to the finishing line. It’s been a long day, but I’m so excited to be able to say that I’m now a Guinness World Record title holder. I’d like to say a huge thanks to Citroen and my team for making this become a reality. After taking the New C1 from C1TY TO C1TY, I’m more determined than ever to pass my driving test and get out on the open road.”
The concerts also included an exclusive debut performance of Foxes new single ‘Body Talk’, which is due to be released in the UK on 24 July.
If you missed the gig you can see Foxes in action at http://www.susu.tv/2015/05/foxes-city-to-city/