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It's no secret that multi-platinum hard rockers DROWNING POOL
support our troops in a big way. Today, the band heads out on their
fifth USO tour to perform and visit with service members stationed at
Andersen Air Force Base (April 6, Guam), Kadena Air Base (April 8,
Japan) and Camp Foster (April 9, Japan). This particular visit is in
conjunction with the USO's Campaign to Connect.
Whether inviting service members to an album release party or donating proceeds from album sales to the USO, DROWNING POOL is always there to support the men and women of our military, who protect us. DROWNING POOL has
volunteered with the USO for 11 years and has incredibly strong family
ties to the military. Guitarist C.J. Pierce's father-in-law served in
the Navy, bassist Stevie Benton's father is a Vietnam veteran and
drummer Mike Luce's brother currently serves. As a result of those
personal connections, the band has entertained more than tens of
thousands of service members on 14 military bases in five countries, to
date. DROWNING POOL has traveled with the USO, performing to troops in the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Iraq and Kuwait.
Guitarist C.J. Pierce states, "We
love giving back, it's the least we can do. ... There are a lot of
families involved in the armed forces and we love giving them a hand.
It's definitely great for us to go overseas and play at different bases.
I think 2005 was our first one (Iraq and Kuwait) and it's personal for
us. Each one of us has someone in our family somewhere in the armed
forces and it's all about those friends and families."
This year marks the USO's 75th
anniversary and the official kickoff of not only a yearlong celebration
around the world, but also the USO's Campaign to Connect, a new digital
message platform designed to show appreciation to those who serve. DROWNING POOL
joins the USO in its mission of connection and commitment to
strengthening America's service members by keeping them connected to
family, home and country. Visit www.uso.org/connects to learn how you can join DROWNING POOL as they help the USO deliver more than 1 million messages of support to service members and their families worldwide.
In addition to their USO tour dates, DROWNING POOL
will visit a few select countries on their return route. Also, the band
has several confirmed U.S. performance dates lined up. See below for
all confirmed tour dates in addition to the USO dates above:
DROWNING POOL Non-USO Tour Dates:
4/10 - Bangkok, Thailand @ The Rock Pub
4/13 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong @ Hidden Agenda
4/17 - Jakarta, Indonesia @ HAMMERSONIC 2016
4/22 & 4/23 - Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds
5/5 - Toledo, OH @ Realm - w/ Saliva
5/6 - Lexington, KY @ The Manchester Music Hall - w/ Saliva
5/7 - Cleveland, OH @ The Odeon - w/ Saliva
5/14 - Kansas City, MO @ Liberty Memorial - KQRC Rockfest
7/15 - Bridgeview, IL @ Toyota Park - Chicago Open Air
7/16 - Mansfield, OH @ Ohio State Reformatory - Ink in the Clink
8/13 - Brownfield, TX @ 4B Wild West Bike Rally
8/19 - Glen Flora, WI @ The Northwoods Rock Rally
DROWNING POOL released their latest album Hellelujah on February 5, 2016 via Entertainment One Music (eOne). For Hellelujah, the band worked with renowned producer Jason Suecof (August Burns Red, Deicide, Death Angel) at the helm. The album has received high praise from reviewers and fans alike. Order the album via iTunes and Amazon.
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USO strengthens America's military service members by keeping them
connected to family, home and country throughout their service to the
nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our
commitment to connect our service members and their families through
countless acts of caring, comfort and support. The USO is a private,
non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services
and entertainment tours are made possible by the American people,
support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers
addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is
supported by President's Circle Partners: AT &T, the BNSF Railway
Foundation, Clark Construction Group, LLC, The Coca-Cola Company,
Johnson & Johnson, Kroger, NFL and Four-Star Partners: BIC, ConAgra
Foods, FedEx, GEICO, JCPenney, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Procter &
Gamble, Starbucks, TKS and the Wawa Foundation. We are also supported
through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To
join us in this important mission, and to learn more about the USO,
please visit uso.org.