In preparation for the March 11th release of their self-titled major label debut from Virgin Records, southern rockers Saving Abel will hit the road with Days of The New.
The tour launched January 17 in Charlotte, North Carolina and hits eight cities before wrapping up January 30 in Atlanta.
Saving Abel will be touring behind their gangbuster single “Addicted,” which recently received Top New Artist kudos from Clear Channel Radio. The band wrote the infectious, sexually charged anthem for their 2006 self-released CD, but it didn’t stay underground for long; in no time, radio stations across the country embraced the undeniable, hook-laden tune.
Upon hearing the addictive track, Virgin Records felt so confident in Saving Abel that they snatched them up and sent them into the studio with accomplished producer Skidd Mills, who has previously worked with artists including 12 Stones, Saliva, and Submersed. In no time, the band – singer Jared Weeks, guitarists Jason Null and Scott Bartlett, bassist Eric Taylor and drummer Blake Dixon – had recorded their major label debut, which includes a newly recorded version of “Addicted,” as well as the raunchy, hard-rockin’ tour tale “New Tattoo” and the aching, harmonious “She Got Over Me.”
While “Addicted” has been the shot in the arm that catapulted Saving Abel into the mainstream, the band wrote the track back in the early days when singer Jared Weeks was still working at the local hospital drawing blood.
“I’d have to be there at 4:30 in the morning,” he says. “I’d be walking around the hospital, singing ‘Addicted’ in my head, writing down lyrics on patients’ napkins and doctor script pads.”
Weeks and Null formed Saving Abel – named after the Biblical sibling of Cain – in 2004 in their hometown of Corinth, Mississippi. Influenced by southern rock, hard rock and mainstream alternative, they went through several musicians before arriving at their current lineup – the perfect blend of chemistry and musical ability. The band’s first break came in 2005, when they hooked up with Mills, who produced their self-titled EP.
Since then, the band’s ascent has been rapid, and things are about to get meteoric. Saving Abel plan to spend much of 2008 on the road supporting their album and more singles, videos and promotional appearances will surely follow.
Click Here to check out the video for “Addicted.”
Saving Abel Tour Dates With Days Of The New:
1/17 Charlotte, NC Amos’ South End
1/18 Jacksonville, ND Hooligan’s
1/19 Fayetteville, NC Jester’s Pub
1/23 Cape Coral, FL Martini’s Rock Club
1/24 St. Petersburg, FL The Tamiami
1/25 Tallahassee, FL Floyd’s Music Store
1/26 Gainesville, FL Backstage Lounge
1/27 Port St. Lucie, FL Mojo Room
1/29 Birmingham, AL Zydeco
1/30 Atlanta, GA Smith’s Olde Bar
2/1 Jackson, MS Fire
2/2 Montgomery, AL Off The Wagon
2/6 Starkville, MS Rick’s Café
2/9 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
2/12 Chattanooga, TN Rhythm & Brews
2/13 Hattiesburg, MS The Bottling Company
2/16 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit