Today, Chris Daughtry and his band head overseas for a 10 day military tour.   Daughtry will visit US Air Force bases in Germany, Spain, Turkey and Southeast Asia. Read the press release below:

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Multi-platinum rock band Daughtry will bring their energetic live show and rock n roll anthems to American service members and their families overseas this holiday season, when they headline Tour for the Troops 2011, presented by the Air Force Reserve.

The band, whose music creates a gleaming showcase for Chris Daughtry’s powerful, emotionally resonant voice, will entertain U.S. military personnel at Ramstein Air Base, Germany; Incirlik Air Base, Turkey; Naval Station Rota in Spain, and a number of deployed locations in Southwest Asia from Nov. 30 to Dec. 10.  Joining them will be comedian Gabriel Iglesias, along with the Band of the Air Force Reserve.

The tour coincides with the release of Daughtry’s highly anticipated third album, Break the Spell, which came out five years to the day that the band released its self-titled platinum debut. Our servicemen and women stationed overseas will be among the first to see them perform their newest songs, including their latest single, Crawling Back to You, an uplifting and hopeful song on its way to becoming the band’s fifth No.1 hit. In addition, Daughtry has garnered 4 Grammy nominations, sold over 7 million albums and played sold out concerts around the world.

“We’re extremely excited about Daughtry performing for our troops this holiday season, and to have the tour coincide with the release of their new album is even more exciting” said Chief Master Sergeant Glen Barnes, Chief of Advertising for the U.S. Air Force Reserve and the tour producer.  “Daughtry is a favorite among our young service members, and the band members are eager to meet our troops and put on a show they won’t soon forget.”

Gabriel Iglesias is best known for his shows, I’m Not Fat..I’m Fluffy and Hot & Fluffy as well as TV appearances on Comedy Central, Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, the Late Late Show, Good Morning America and many others.  Everyone can relate to his hilarious mix of parody and characterizations.

Performing as the opening act will be the Band of the Air Force Reserve playing well known pop and contemporary favorites.

The Air Force Reserve presents Tour for the Troops to entertain and boost morale of our troops of all branches. Past performers include Kid Rock, Tim McGraw, Martin Lawrence, Ludacris, Blake Shelton, Jay Leno and Carlos Mencia to name a few.

For more information on the Air Force Reserve please visit www.afreserve.com

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lynda-Hanson-Beaugez/100000081366443 Lynda Hanson Beaugez

    Thank you, Daughtry and God Bless you and our service men and women!

  • Anonymous

    So nice to see Daughtry proud to support our troops and their families. It’s awesome what they’re doing.

  • ronaldmascot

    That’s great, I am so happy that our men and women overseas are going to get such a treat as being able to see and hear Daughtry- it’s a great thing to do and they deserve it!

  • Anonymous

    As a military family, we salute Daughtry and his Band.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HDFBWEFJRU3YZDSYNGBBFY3JSQ Adolf Hipster

    I’d rather if they brought the troops from Europe back to the US instead of sending Daughtry there to entertain them with his faux rock. Seriously it’s almost 2012, not 1970.

  • Anonymous

    Nvm

  • Anonymous

    Yes, you can make a case for bringing our troops back from Europe, but it’s a generous gesture by Daughtry and think it should be recognized as such.  And I can assure you that our men and women will appreciate it very much.

  • http://twitter.com/dy7764 dy77

    I remember Kris doing his mini-tour last year and it was indeed very much appreciated by the troops and their families who got to see it. I would imagine they’ll really appreciate Daughtry coming as well and to know that folks back home are thinking of them. The other thing I remember is that the military was slow to put it out there by krisbert standards but there were some good quality official government photos and articles that eventually emerged from that so Daughtry fans can look forward to same I’d assume.

  • Anonymous

    I think this is a good thing all around – good for the troops, good for Daughtry, good for Daughtry fans. Everybody wins!