SAVING ABEL SCORES GOLD AND PLATINUM; EXTENDING ROAD DATES WITH SEETHER AND NICKELBACK THROUGH SUMMER

A year after the release of their self-titled debut album, Virgin Records rock quartet Saving Abel’s music is a proven staple of every rock and mainstream radio format, and the band has sealed their arrival with a platinum single, “Addicted,” and a gold album certified by RIAA.

Saving Abel’s first gold album award was presented to Saving Abel backstage last weekend at New Jersey’s IZOD Center where they played with Seether and Nickelback. Saving Abel and Nickelback and have confirmed the extension of their tour dates together along with Papa Roach and Hinder on the second leg of the tour beginning July 10th in Darien Lake, NY. Saving Abel also has added new headline dates along with a string of co-headline dates with Shinedown in late spring (full schedule below).

The platinum single “Addicted” had an extraordinary run as 2008’s most-played song at active rock radio, with 11 consecutive weeks at No. 2 in the format, and a No. 1 posting at mainstream rock radio and No. 7 at alternative. The song also had a powerful, months-long afterburn on mainstream Top 40 and Hot AC radio, hitting the top 10 in both formats. The follow-up ballad, honoring our nation’s troops, “18 Days,” is a top 5 hit at active rock, top 10 at alternative radio and is progressing in the Top 40 and Hot AC charts. A new single, “Drowning (Face Down)” arrives at active rock radio this week, and a video shoot is planned this month.

Saving Abel have been kings of the road for a good year: they’ve combined old-school touring with new technology by awarding a custom Saving Abel PRS (Paul Reed Smith) guitar at each stop of the Nickelback tour to a fan who texts the band from the room during their set. Aside from confirming the second leg of the Nickelback tour for July to September, and separate dates with Seether in May through June, Saving Abel is also playing such marquee festivals as Beale Street, Rock on the Range and several stops on the Crawfish Boil.

Saving Abel was a 3-week at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart before debuting on the national Billboard Top 200 album chart in July 2008. Saving Abel’s videos drew major exposure on MTV2, VH1, FUSE and Music Choice, where “Addicted” was a No.1-played video on the “Hit List” channel.

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 lineup includes guitarist Scott Bartlett, bassist Eric Taylor and drummer Blake Dixon. Combining influences of southern rock, hard rock and alternative music, the band was first heard on a 2005 EP, produced by Skidd Mills (12 Stones, Saliva, Submersed).

For more info on Saving Abel, visit www.myspace.com/savingabel or www.savingabel.com

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Saving Abel on Tour

Saving Abel with Seether and Nickelback
Mar-17 Omaha, NE Qwest Center
Mar-18 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena

Saving Abel Spring Headline Shows

Mar-21 Brian Head, UT Brian Head Resort

Mar-22 Sparks, NV New Oasis

Mar-24 Boise, ID Knitting Factory

Mar-26 Edmonton, AL Starlight Room

Mar-27 Regina, SK The Drink

Mar-28 Lloyminster, AB The Kooler

Mar-29 Grand Prairie, AB Better than Fred’s

Saving Abel with Seether and Nickelback
Apr-01 Edmonton, AL Rexall Centre
Apr-02 Calgary, AL Pengrowth Saddledome
Apr-04 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
Apr-05 Winnipeg, MT MTS Centre
Apr-07 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Apr-08 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Apr-10 Tulsa, OK BOK Center

Apr-11 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Cente
Apr-13 Bossier City, LA CenturyTel Center
Apr-14 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Apr-16 Houston Toyota Center
Apr-17 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
Apr-19 Little Rock, AR Alltel Arena

Apr-21 Birmingham, AL The Bottling +

Apr-22 Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Arena
Apr-23 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheater

Apr-25 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheater

Apr- 26 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre

Saving Abel Headline +/ With Shinedown */ Summer Festival Dates ^

May–01 Birmingham AL BJCC Concert Hall/Crawfish Boil ^

May-02 Memphis, TN Tom Lee Park/Beale Street Music Festival ^

May-03 Springfield, MO Shrine Mosque *

May-08 Pensacola, FL Seville Quarter+

May-09 Ponte Verda Beach, FL St. Francis Field/Crawfish Boil ^

May-12 Johnson City, TN Freedom Hall*

May-13 Chattanooga, TN UTC Arena *

May-15 Greenville SC Bi-Low Center/Crawfish Boil ^

May-16 Nashville, TN Riverfront Park/Crawfish Boil ^

May-17 Columbus, OH Columbus Crew Stadium^

May-24 Rockford, IL Greater Rockford Airport- WXRX Wing Ding ^

May-29 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre ^

May-30 Kansas City, MO Liberty Memorial Park – Rock Fest ^

May-31 Indianola, IA Balloon Classic Field^

Jun-27 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest^

Saving Abel with Papa Roach, Hinder and Nickelback

July-10 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

July-11 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center

July-14 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavillion

July-15 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Amphitheatre

July-16 Cadott, WI Rock Fest 2009

July-17 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Stadium

July-18 Burgettstown, PA Post Gazette Pavilion

July-21 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

July-22 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center

July-24 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center for the Performing

July-25 Hartford, CT Dodge Music Center

July-28 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach

July-29 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge

July-31 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Aug-01 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre

Aug-12 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

Aug-14 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center

Aug-15 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center

Aug-17 Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center

Aug-19 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center

Aug-21 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Pavilion

Aug-22 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Aug-25 Englewood, CO Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre

Aug-26 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre

Aug-28 Ridgefield, WA The Amphitheatre at Clark County

Aug-29 George, WA The George Amphitheatre

Aug-31 Marysville, CA Sleep T rain Amphitheatre

Sep-01 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre

Sep-03 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Sep-05 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

Sep-09 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion

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