Saving Abel the album and the Tour

Saving Abel
Saving Abel-Self-titled Debut Album
March 2008

Saving Abel is:

Jason Null – Guitars
Blake Dixon – Drums
Eric Taylor – Bass
Jared Weeks – Vocals
Scott Bartlett – Guitars

Saving Abel

Saving Abel is currently out on the road with Nickelback to promote the March release of their self-titled debut off of Virgin Records. These rockers hail from Corinth, Mississippi and have toured with the likes of Buckcherry, Avenged Sevenfold, Puddle of Mudd, and Shinedown since their formation in 2004.

The album is filled with radio rock hits such as their smash hit “Addicted” that sat at the top of the charts for 11 weeks on the rock charts. Also their other hit “18 Days” graces the 4th track off the record.  Their debut has a great mix of what I call car music and then the ballads. None of the ballads are cheesy girlie ballads by the way. It’s obvious these guys are out to rock.

I did have a moment of doubt as I pulled the album from the mailbox. I wondered if this was going to be one of those albums where I would only like a couple songs like Theory of a Deadman’s debut album. Though Saving Abel is reminiscent of Theory, Saving Abel is a bit more appealing. Saving Abel mixes it up on the album with acoustic and electric ramblings such as “Drowning.”  “Drowning” is a plea to for help. The song hits home especially in these trying times where some of us work very hard to get where we are but it’s continuously an uphill battle and you feel like you are face down in the mud.

Other favorite ballad tracks are “Sailed Away.” I can’t help that their frontman, Justin Weeks, wins me over with his range and melody. It drives me crazy to no end when a male vocalist has a great voice but only sings in a limited range and quite frankly the songs become mundane. I don’t know if I’d call “Out of My Face” a ballad but it’s another catching song with great licks.  The guitars on the album are so clear and it’s not a blaring wall of hunkered down electric guitars.

The album reflects the long wait these guys endured to being signed to Virgin.  I know I can’t wait to see them when they hit San Diego in the fall with Hinder, Seether, and Nickelback. That will definitely be one hell of a rock show.

If you don’t believe me on how good the album is the greatest testimony is that my best friend took the cd from my car and said she’s not returning it! Thank goodness it was backed up to my computer and mp3 player.

By the way, the guys are kind of busy, so busy we have to do an email interview. I didn’t really believe it until I saw they added to their tour dates.

04/14/2009 AT&T Center w/Seether, Nickelback San Antonio, TX
04/16/2009 Toyota Center w/Seether, Nickelback Houston, TX
04/17/2009 New Orleans Arena w/Seether, Nickelback New Orleans, LA
04/19/2009 ALLTEL Arena w/Seether, Nickelback Little Rock, AR
04/21/2009 The Bottling Company HEADLINE Hattiesburg, MS
04/22/2009 Jacksonville Veterans memorial Arena w/Seether, Nickelback Jacksonville, FL
04/23/2009 Lakewood Ampitheater w/Seether, Nickelback Atlanta, GA
04/25/2009 Cruzan Amphitheater w/Seether, Nickelback West Palm Beach, FL
04/26/2009 Ford Amphitheatre w/ Seether, Nickeback Tampa, FL
05/01/2009 BJCC Concert Hall BJCC – Shaeffer Eye Ctr. Crawfish Boil Birmingham, AL
05/02/2009 Tom Lee Park Beale Street Music Festival w/ Shinedown, Korn Memphis, TN
05/03/2009 Shrine Mosque w/ Shinedown Springfield, MO
05/08/2009 Seville Quarter Pensacola, FL
05/09/2009 St. Francis Field St. Augustine Crawfish Boil Vedra Beach, FL
05/10/2009 House of Blues / Orlando Headline Lake Buena Vista, FL
05/12/2009 Freedom Hall w/ Shinedown Johnson City, TN
05/13/2009 UTC Arena w/ Shinedown Chattanooga, TN
05/15/2009 The Bi-Low Center Greenville Crawfish Boil Headline Greenville, SC
05/16/2009 Riverfront Park ** Nashville Crawfish Boil ** Headline Nashville, TN
05/17/2009 Columbus Crew Statium Columbus, OH
05/19/2009 The National Headline Richmond, VA
05/23/2009 Verizon Wireless Music Center w/ Shinedown, Disturbed Noblesville, IN
05/25/2009 Soldiers Memorial Park St. Louis, MO
05/27/2009 The Cotillion Ballroom w/ Shinedown Wichita, KS
05/29/2009 Zoo Amphitheatre w/ Shinedown, Buckcherry Oklahoma City, OK
05/30/2009 Liberty Memorial Park Rock Fest w/ Shinedown, Buckcherry & Korn Kansas City, MO
05/31/2009 Balloon Classic Field Indianola, IA
06/26/2009 Mississippi Moon Bar at Diamond Jo Casino Dubuque, IA
06/27/2009 Summerfest Summerfest Milwaukee, WI
07/10/2009 Darien Lake P.A.C. w/ Papa Roach,Hinder, Nickelback Buffalo, NY
07/11/2009 Susquehanna Bank Center w/ Hinder, Nickelback Camden, NJ
07/14/2009 Toyota Pavilion @ Montage Mountain w/ Hinder, Papa Roach, Nickelback Scranton, PA
07/15/2009 Jones Beach Amphitheatre w/ Hinder, Papa Roach, Nickelback Wantagh, NY
07/17/2009 Hersheypark Stadium w/ Hinder, Papa Roach, Nickelback Hershey, PA
07/18/2009 Post-Gazette Pavilion w/ Hinder, Papa Roach, Nickelback Pittsburgh, PA
07/21/2009 PNC Bank Arts Center w/ Hinder, Papa Roach, Nickelback Holmdel, NJ
07/22/2009 Saratoga Performing Arts Ctr w/ Papa Roach, Nickelback Saratoga, NY
07/24/2009 Comcast Center for the Performing Arts w/ Hinder, Papa Roach, Nickelback Mansfield, MA
07/25/2009 Dodge Music Center w/ Hinder, Papa Roach, Nickelback Hartford, CT
07/28/2009 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre w/ Papa Roach, Nickelback Virginia Beach, VA
07/29/2009 Nissan Pavilion w/ Hinder, Papa Roach, Nickelback Bristow, VA
07/31/2009 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre w/ Hinder, Papa Roach, Nickelback Charlotte, NC
08/01/2009 Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre w/ Hinder, Papa Roach, Nickelback Raleigh, NC
08/09/2009 Molson Amphitheatre w/ Papa Roach, Hinder, Nickelback Toronto, ON
08/12/2009 DTE Energy Music Center w/ Hinder, Papa Roach, Nickelback Clarkston, MI
08/14/2009 Blossom Music Center w/ Hinder, Papa Roach, Nickelback Cuyahoga Falls, OH
08/15/2009 Verizon Wireless Music Center w/ Hinder, Papa Roach, Nickelback Noblesville, IN
08/17/2009 Verizon Wireless Music Center w/ Hinder, Papa Roach, Nickelback Pelham, AL
08/19/2009 Riverbend Music Center w/ Hinder, Papa Roach, Nickelback Cincinnati, OH
08/21/2009 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre w/ Papa Roach, Hinder, Nickelback Tinley Park, IL
08/22/2009 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater w/ Hinder, Papa Roach, Nickelback St. Louis, MO
08/25/2009 Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre w/ Hinder, Papa Roach, Nickelback Englewood, CO
08/26/2009 USANA Amphitheatre w/ Hinder, Papa Roach, Nickelback West Valley City, UT
08/28/2009 Amphitheater at Clark County w/ Hinder, Papa Roach, Nickelback Ridgefield, WA
08/29/2009 Gorge Amphitheatre w/ Hinder, Papa Roach, Nickelback Quincy, WA
08/31/2009 Sleep Train Amphitheatre w/ Hinder, Papa Roach, Nickelback Marysville, CA
09/01/2009 Shoreline Amphitheatre w/ Hinder, Papa Roach, Nickelback Mountain View, CA
09/03/2009 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre w/ Hinder, Papa Roach, Nickelback Irvine, CA
09/05/2009 Cricket Amphitheater w/ Hinder, Papa Roach, Nickelback San Diego, CA
09/06/2009 MGM Grand Garden Arena w/ Papa Roach, Hinder, Nickelback Las Vegas, NV
09/09/2009 Journal Pavilion w/ Hinder, Papa Roach, Nickelback ,

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