Rock band Saving Abel will soon ship out to the Persian Gulf to perform for service men and women as part of a USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour. During their eight-day tour, the group will visit three countries, perform a series of high-energy concerts for troops and stream one of their shows back to the states with the help of Ustream. The band will also hand deliver an assortment of cards of appreciation and artwork to the troops from the students of St. Albert the Great School in Louisville, KY.
The members of Saving Abel are strong supporters of America’s men and women in uniform and this is their first USO tour. In 2008, the band paid homage to military families stationed abroad by filming their hit song “18 Days” on the USS Hornet, the San Francisco-based naval carrier that won nine battle stars for her service in WWII. That same year, the group raised awareness of U.S. veterans with a benefit concert broadcast on MTV.
Known for such memorable hits as “Addicted,” “18 Days" and “Drowning (Face Down)” the band released their self-titled debut album in ’08 and are scheduled to release their sophomore album in Summer of ’10.
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