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Saving Abel – “Addicted” buzz + tour dates w/ Puddle Of Mudd

Saving Abel

Virgin Records southern rock quintet Saving Abel, currently conquering a wide swath of rock radio with the winningly uninhibited first single, “Addicted,” will be bringing their hard-playing, hard-partying sound all around the country, with the announcement of a two-month series of tour dates with Puddle of Mudd, kicking off in early July 2008.

Since the March release of the band’s self-titled Skiddco/Virgin debut album, the featured track “Addicted” has zoomed to the No. 2 position nationally at active rock radio, also rising in the Top 10 at mainstream rock, and the Top 20 at the alternative rock format. The Saving Abel album, increasing in sales in each of its four weeks of release, has also charted at No. 2 in Billboard’s Top Heatseekers chart of developing artists. They are the Clear Channel radio chain’s New! rock band of the month.

Online, the Saving Abel page has amassed over 1.2 million song streams, increasing by thousands daily. A special unrated version of the “Addicted” video premiered on in March! The video reached #5 on the iTunes video chart and buzz has also followed the band as frontman Jared Weeks has been reported to be dating Spike TV Total Non-Stop Action Wrestling star Angelina Love.

Saving Abel, named after the Biblical sibling of Cain, was formed by Jared Weeks and guitarist Jason Null in 2004 in their hometown of Corinth, Mississippi. Now based in Memphis, Tennessee, the band’s complete lineup includes guitarist Scott Bartlett, bassist Eric Taylor and drummer Blake Dixon.

Combining influences of southern rock, hard rock and mainstream alternative music with an irresistible, rowdy work-hard, play-hard attitude, the band’s first break came in 2005, when Skidd Mills (12 Stones, Saliva, Submersed) produced their self-titled EP.

Saving Abel 2008 Tour Dates:

Dates could be added or changed! Go to Saving Abel’s Official Website for the latest tour dates and information.

Headline Dates:

05/28/2008 The Annex Madison, WI
05/29/2008 Headliners Toledo, OH
05/30/2008 Machine Shop Flint, MI
05/31/2008 Al Rosa Villa Columbus, OH
06/01/2008 West Shore Hardware Bar Mechanicsburg, PA
06/03/2008 The House Sports Bar & Grill Laurel, DE
06/04/2008 Norva Theatre Norfolk, VA
06/05/2008 Valarium Knoxville, TN
06/06/2008 Tupelo Elvis Festival Tupelo, MS
06/07/2008 Liberty Memorial Park Kansas City, MO
06/08/2008 Conservatory Oklahoma City, OK
06/10/2008 Varsity Theatre Baton Rouge, LA
06/11/2008 The Swamp Fort Walton Beach, FL
06/13/2008 The Dive Goose Creek, SC
06/14/2008 Juiblee Jam Jackson, MI
06/15/2008 Main Street Live Jackson, TN
06/17/2008 Smokin’ Aces Mission, TX
06/18/2008 House of Rock Corpus Christi, TX
06/19/2008 Midnight Rodeo Abilene, TX
06/20/2008 Dos Amigos Odessa, TX
06/21/2008 Scout Bar San Antonio, TX
07/02/2008 Summerfest Milwaukee, WI
07/04/2008 Cotton Club Atlanta, GA

With Puddle Of Mudd:

07/05/2008 Mississippi Coast Coliseum Biloxi, MS
07/11/2008 Riverfest Little Rock, AR
07/14/2008 FirstTier Event Center Kearney, NE
07/15/2008 Val Air Ballroom Des Moines, IA
07/16/2008 Mayo Civic Center Auditorium Rochester, MN
07/17/2008 Heart of Illinois-Fair Peoria, IL
07/19/2008 Leach Amphitheatre Oshkosh, WI
07/21/2008 House of Blues Chicago, IL
07/22/2008 Bogart’s Cincinnati, OH
07/24/2008 Harrah’s Casino Council Bluffs, IA
07/25/2008 Guaranty Bank Lot Cedar Rapids, IA
07/26/2008 Ozark Empire Fair Springfield, MO
07/27/2008 Cain’s Ballroom Tulsa, OK
07/29/2008 Bismarck Civic Center Bismarck, ND
07/30/2008 Ramkota Exhibit Hall Sioux Falls, SD
08/02/2008 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
08/05/2008 The Big Easy Boise, ID
08/06/2008 Big Easy Spokane, WA
08/09/2008 Buffalo Chip Campgrounds Sturgis, SD
08/11/2008 The Orbit Room Dallas, TX
08/12/2008 Piere’s Fort Wayne, IN
08/17/2008 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach, NH
08/21/2008 Rams Head Live! Baltimore, MD
08/22/2008 House of Blues Atlantic City, NJ
08/23/2008 Moore Square Park Raleigh, NC

Photo credit: Jeff Forney

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