Saving Abel to Release “MISS AMERICA” this Tuesday!

Virgin Records will release Saving Abel’s highly anticipated sophomore album “MISS AMERICA” nationwide on June 8, 2010 and we’re excited because the album was named after the band’s USO Tour to Persian Gulf in Early 2010!

Avid supporters of the U.S. military, Saving Abel traveled to Kuwait and Iraq in late February, and participated in an eight-day USO tour. During the tour, the band visited four bases and touched the lives of more than 4,800 troops. Touched and inspired by their USO tour, the band entitled their new album “MISS AMERICA.”

“Having just returned from our USO tour we all seemed to be on the same page when it came to naming the album,” said guitarist Scott Bartlett. “Just being out there with those men and women who do so much for us and the country we live in, we really wanted to give them something back. So for all of us, MISS AMERICA was the perfect name, for a perfect situation.”

In homage to America’s troops, Saving Abel released a 4-minute music vignette entitled “MISS AMERICA.” Packed with exclusive behind-the-scenes of their USO tour as well as conversations with troops stationed in the Persian Gulf, the video also boost the band’s upcoming single.  Click here to pre-order on iTunes and watch the video now!

Saving Abel – in Concert TONIGHT!

Be sure to tune in TONIGHT when the Saving Abel USO concert at Camp Arifjan is broadcast on Ustream at 10 pm EST/7 p PST!!

And check out the pics as their tour finished in Iraq…

While flying over Iraq and back to Kuwait via a C-17, Saving Abel front man Jared Weeks shows off the teddy bear given to him by his daughter that he carried on his week-long USO tour Feb. 27, 2010. On a mission to bring a touch of home to those stationed overseas, Saving Abel visited and entertained thousands of U.S. troops. (USO photo by Mike Clifton)

Saving Abel rocks out with troops stationed at Camp Speicher in Iraq on Feb. 26, 2010. Known for their radio-ready sound, memorable melodies and hard hitting tracks, the band will release their highly anticipated sophomore album in Summer of 2010. (USO photo by Mike Clifton)

Saving Abel band members Eric Taylor (L) and Jason Null (C) talk to First Sergeant Christopher Ghormley of Phoenix, AZ, while visiting Camp Sykes in Iraq on Feb. 26, 2010. This is the band's first USO tour. (USO photo by Mike Clifton)

Saving Abel band member Scott Bartlett showcases his guitar skills with one hand as Saving Abel performs a USO concert for troops stationed at Camp Speicher in Iraq on Feb. 26, 2010. This is the band's first USO tour. (USO photo by Michael Clifton.)

Rock band Saving Abel greets troops and signs autographs during a USO meet and greet at Camp Sykes on Feb. 25, 2010. In the region to extend their gratitude to troops, the band will visit three countries in just eight days. (USO photo by Mike Clifton)

Saving Abel band member Eric Taylor smiles alongside U. S. Air Force Capt. Casey Bowen (L) while on board a U. S. Air Force C-130 aircraft in route to the band's next USO tour stop at Camp Sykes in Iraq on Feb. 25, 2010. In the region as part of an eight-day, three country USO tour, Saving Abel will visit multiple bases and perform numerous shows for U.S. troops. (USO photo by Mike Clifton)

Saving Abel – Coming to Ustream this Thursday!!

Be sure to tune in on Thursday when the Saving Abel USO concert at Camp Arijan will be broadcast on Ustream at 10 pm EST/7 p PST!!

And check out the latest pics as their tour continues through Kuwait…

Saving Abel's Scott Bartlett shares a light moment with Marine Corporal Randy Callaway, 25, of Tyler, Texas, during a USO meet and greet at Camp Arifjan on Feb. 23, 2010. In the region to extend their gratitude to troops, the band will visit three countries in just eight days. (USO photo by Mike Clifton)

More than 1,700 troops stationed at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait flock to the stage for an up close look at Saving Abel as they perform a USO concert on Feb. 23, 2010. As part of their eight-day, three-country USO tour to the combat zone, Saving Abel will visit multiple military bases and perform numerous concerts. (USO photo by Mike Clifton)

At Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, as part of their first USO tour, Saving Abel's concert will be broadcast on Ustream in early March. To view the USO concert visit http://www.ustream.tv/savingabel. (USO photo by Mike Clifton)

More than 1,700 troops stationed at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait rock out in excitement as one of their favorite bands, Saving Abel, performs a no holds barred USO concert Feb. 23, 2010. Known for such songs as “Addicted," 18 Days” and “Drowning (Face Down),” Saving Abel are avid supporters of the U.S. military and have made multiple appearances on bases stateside. (USO photo by Mike Clifton)

Rock band Saving Abel performs for more than 1,700 troops stationed at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait on Feb. 23, 2010. In the region as part of their first USO tour, the concert will be broadcast on Ustream in early March. To view the USO concert visit http://www.ustream.tv/savingabel. (USO photo by Mike Clifton)

Saving Abel front-man Jared Weeks performs for troops stationed at Camp Arijan on Feb. 23, 2010. Performing such hits as "Addicted," "18 Days," "Drowning (Face Down)" and "In God's Eyes," the USO concert will be broadcast on Ustream in early March. (USO photo by Mike Clifton)

Saving Abel Raises Cain on Tour with the USO!

Saving Abel rocks out with troops stationed at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar on Feb 22, 2010. Known for their radio-ready sound, memorable melodies and hard hitting tracks, the band will release their highly anticipated sophomore album in Summer of 2010. (USO photo by Mike Clifton)

Senior Airman Ashley Zamora (Left) of Hurlburt Field, FL and Tech Sergeant Dee Ordinario (Right) of Maxwell Air Force Base, AL share a light moment with Saving Abel front-man Jared Weeks at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar Feb. 22, 2010. Participating in their first USO tour, Saving Abel are strong supporters of those in uniform and, in 2008, the band paid homage to military families stationed abroad by filming their hit song “18 Days” on the USS Hornet. (USO Photo by Mike Clifton)

Rock band Saving Abel clowns around with troops stationed at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar on Feb. 22, 2010. (USO Photo by Mike Clifton)

Rock band Saving Abel listens carefully as they are given a tour of Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar on Feb. 22, 2010. (USO photo by Mike Clifton)

Rock band Saving Abel poses for a group photo alongside the 1-43/3-43 Air Defense Artillery Battalion stationed at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar on Feb. 22, 2010. Participating in their first USO tour, Saving Abel are strong supporters of those in uniform and, in 2008, the band paid homage to military families stationed abroad by filming their hit song “18 Days” on the USS Hornet. (USO photo by Mike Clifton)

Saving Abel front-man Jared Weeks rocks out with troops and performs on of many hits for troops stationed at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar on Feb. 22, 2010. (USO photo by Mike Clifton)

Saving Abel to Rock Out with Troops in the Persian Gulf on Week-Long USO Tour

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.

Visit http://www.ustream.tv/savingabel and www.uso.org for concert updates.