featuring Fatcastor, South City Riot and Floored
Thursday, Apr 03, 2014 8:00 PM EDT
(6:30 PM Doors)
The 120 Tavern & Music Hall, Marietta, GA
Since 2008 Saving Abel has embodied the definition of “Southern Rock.” Even before their “Self Titled” debut LP, they were barnstorming the country making fans everywhere they went by being themselves. Simple, down home, charming, country-boys with immeasurable talent that was destined to take them straight to the top. Their first single, “Addicted” did just that, reaching number one on several charts and the follow-up singles “18 Days” and “Drowning (Face Down)” helped sell over 750,000 copies of their debut album. They toured heavily in support of this album, playing with Buckcherry and Avenged Sevenfold, and later on Nickelback, in arenas across North America. Night after night, the boys would go back to the bus with their ears ringing from 15,000 fans screaming their lyrics.
In January of 2014 the band embarked on a new chapter, as singer Jared Weeks and drummer Michael McManus left to pursue solo careers. Saving Abel, working with their new manager Jeff Hanson, found Trash The Brand singer Scotty Austin and drummer Steven Pulley to join the band. Knowing that a lead singer change could have dire consequences, Austin immediately took to fans at every show and established that he was not here to fill someone’s shoes, but rather, he was here to take the band farther than they’ve ever been while maintaining the legacy that had been established.