Saving Abel to release self-titled
Breakout rock band Saving Abel will Join Seether as openers for Nickelback on their North American tour beginning February 25th in Nashville, TN. Saving Abel's largest outing to date will hit arenas in over 30 cities across the continent. Tickets go on sale beginning Dec. 5th at www.LiveNation.com.
"We're thrilled to be opening for Nickelback. It's crazy, a year ago we were playing small bars and clubs around Memphis and now we're touring the country in a bus and will be playing with one of the biggest touring rock bands in arenas," said Saving Abel frontman Jared Weeks.
Artist: Saving Abel
Release date: 03/11/08
Buy at: Amazon
Saving Abel have been on the road non-stop since the March, 2008 release of their self titled debut from Virgin records and have played with rock heavy weights such as Buckcherry, Avenged Sevenfold, Puddle of Mudd and Shinedown. The band has enjoyed impressive success with their chart-topping, multi-format smash debut single "Addicted," which hit #1 at mainstream rock radio, spent 11 consecutive weeks at #2 on the active rock chart and reached #7 at alternative radio. At press time, the track is the most played song of 2008 at the active rock format. "Addicted" found a whole new life in July when it impacted Top 40 radio. The run away hit is now sitting in the top 10 at the format and is top 15 at Hot AC. While "Addicted" is topping the pop charts, Saving Abel's second single "18 Days," a huge rock ballad dedicated to the troops, is heating up at rock radio where it is already top 10 at active rock and top 20 at alternative radio. Videos for both tracks have witnessed major play across all video channels including MTV2, VH1, Fuse and Music Choice where "Addicted" is currently the #1 played video an their "Hit List" channel.
Saving Abel continues to reach new heights on the sales charts as well. The album spent 3 consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart before debuting on the Billboard 200 in July. It has sold over 240,000 copies to date. "Addicted" hit #20 on the digital singles chart and is approaching platinum success with over 800,000 singles sold thus far.
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).
Saving Abel tour dates
Dec-15 Richmond, VA Toad's Place (WRXL xmas radio show)
Dec-17 Chicago, IL House of Blues (Q101 xmas radio show)
Dec-10 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Cafe
Dec-11 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
Dec-12 Portland, ME The Station
Dec-13 Townson, MD Recher Theater
Dec-18 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
Dec-19 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
Dec-20 Indianapolis, MN The Vogue
Dec-27 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theatre
Dec-31 Jackson, MI Michigan Theatre
Jan-2 Traverse City, MI Streeters
Saving Abel with Seether and Nickelback
Feb-25 Nashville, TN Sommet Center
Feb-27 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
Feb-28 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
Mar-02 Toronto,ON Air Canada Centre
Mar-03 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
Mar-05 Worcester, MA DSU Center
Mar-06 E. Rutherford, NJ IZOD Center
Mar-08 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Mar-09 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
Mar-11 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
Mar-12 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
Mar-14 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
Mar-15 Moline, IL i Wireless Center
Mar-17 Omaha, NE Qwest Center
Mar-18 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
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-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-22 Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Arena
Apr-23 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
Saving Abel biography
“You know when you hear a song on the radio and you don’t know who it is, but you love it and feel like you’ve heard it before? That’s our band! The first time someone hears us, they go, ‘I know that band!’ Then someone explains, ‘no, it’s a brand-new song and band.’ Saving Abel has an accessible and comfortable sound---you HAVE heard us before” says lead singer, Jared Weeks. On their self-titled Virgin Records debut, songs range from the wild road tale in “New Tattoo” to the sexual innuendos of the aptly titled first single, “Addicted.”
Weeks and Jason Null formed the band in their small hometown of Corinth, Mississippi in 2004. Weeks was playing guitar at his best friend’s house, when Null, who was in a rival local group walked in to rehearse with his band. Within days of that meeting, Null and Weeks were writing and honing the intimate writing style that now defines Saving Abel. In early 2005, the pair’s songs caught the ear of noted producer Skidd Mills (ZZ Top, Saliva, Robert Cray), who took the band into his 747 Studios in Memphis. Mills notes, “It was ’18 Days’ that hooked me. The first time I heard it I was like, ‘these guys are the real deal; they’ll be doing this for a long time.’ Jason and Jared have always understood that the most important part of the music business is having great songs.”
Saving Abel gradually came together with guitarist Scott Bartlett, bassist Eric Taylor, and drummer Blake Dixon. Weeks would toss Saving Abel demos onto the stage whenever bigger bands played in town. Weeks remembers: “ I used to work at a hospital. I’d have to be there at 4:30 in the morning drawing blood. I’d wake people up and stick a needle in their arm. I’d be walking around the hospital, singing ‘Addicted’ in my head, writing down the lyrics on patients’ clipboards and doctor script pads.
After shopping their EP for almost a year, a copy of ‘Addicted’ found its way to one-time Virgin A&R Consultant, Scott Frazier and manager partner, Rick Smith. They were so excited that they sent the song to company CEO, Jason Flom. Flom heard enough to send A&R vet Kim Stephens (Collective Soul, Matchbox 20, Edwin McCain) to see the band in Jackson, TN. In a 100 degree, hot-humid VFW hall, with gear breaking down all around them, the nervous, sweat-covered band delivered a less than great show. Worried that they had blown their big break, the band begged Stephens not to judge them on this show. Stephens said he had seen enough, and he had. The band was signed the next day. Says Stephens “ I was sold when I played the CD on the drive down. If they didn’t have the hits, Jason and I would not have been interested.”
Saving Abel was named by Null, who says, “I googled the story of Cain and Abel and found a line about ‘there was no Saving Abel,’ which just jumped out at me.” Everyone agreed and the name stuck.
With their radio-ready sound combining big riffs and memorable melodies, Saving Abel has created a polished combination of Southern and Alternative rock... 2008 style. Get Addicted. Get Saving Abel.
who is who
1. New Tattoo
3. She Got Over Me
4. 18 Days
5. Drowning (Face Down)
6. In God's Eyes
7. Sailed Away
8. Beautiful Day
9. Out Of My Face
10. Running From You
11. Beautiful You
"self-titled" by Saving Abel - release date: 03/11/08..