PHOTOS: Drowning Pool Takes Its Edge to Troops in Europe
Monday, May 06, 2013
The hard-hitting rockers of Drowning Pool kicked off their USO Entertainment tour with fist-pumping performances for troops last Friday at the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall before moving on to U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach in Germany yesterday. The band, which is comprised of C.J. Pierce, Stevie Benton, Mike Luce and Jasen Moreno, will wrap up their weeklong tour with a performance tomorrow at U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart in Germany.
Prior to the tour, Drowning Pool hosted an album release party on April 3 in their hometown of Dallas and invited servicemen and women to attend a private acoustic performance in celebration of their fifth studio album's release, "Resilience." More than 100 guests attended the event and all proceeds were donated to the USO. (For more images, go to our Flickr set.)
Drowning Pool singer Jasen Moreno is cheered by service members during a performance at Mildenhall Air Base in England on May 3. This is Drowning Pool's third U.S. tour overseas to perform for and encourage service members.
Moreno, left, and guitarist C.J. Pierce elevate their performance at Mildenhall Air Base. As part of their first USO tour in 2005 and their second in 2006, the guys performed 16 USO concerts and boosted the morale of more than 20,000 troops serving in Kuwait, Iraq and Germany.
Moreno sings along with service members and their families during the performance at USAG Ansbach in Germany on May 5.
An airman talks with, from left to right, Luce, Pierce and Benton as they tour the air control tower at Mildenhall Air Base in England.
Said Pierce: "It’s a special honor for us as a band to perform for our troops and to let them know that we appreciate their sacrifice but most importantly, we are just happy to be able to put on a stellar performance and give them a show to remember."
* For more images, go to our Flickr set.
(USO photos by Fred Greaves / Produced by Christian Pelusi)
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