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Drowning Pool Guitarist Offers Tour Update

By Newsferatu, Writer
Tuesday, September 25, 2007 @ 7:46 AM


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The Drowning Pool "This Is For The Soldiers Tour and Campaign” is underway and made a stop in Cambridge, MA to perform at The Middle East Nightclub on September 24. For each ticket sold on the "This is for the Soldiers Tour", Drowning Pool is donating one dollar to the IAVA and USO (.50˘ going to IAVA and .50˘ going to USO).

Drowning Pool is currently on a campaign in support of the Lane Evan Veterans Health and Benefits Improvement Act of 2007 to get passed in Congress. The Texas rockers visited Capital Hill on September 19th to take part in a special press conference that addressed better health care issues for the Veterans and to bring a 25,000 signed petition in support of the Lane Evans veterans Health and Improvement Act 2007.

Drowning Pool released Full Circle on August 7th on Eleven Seven Music. KNAC.COM Correspondent Deb Rao spoke to Drowning Pool guitarist C.J. Pierce in Cambridge.

When asked how the tour was going, Pierce said, “The tour is going great. It doesn't matter whether we are playing to 50 people or 10,000 people. Every day is different; today is a Monday so the crowd is different from a Friday or Saturday night. What matters are the fans and the people who come to see us that are fighting for our country? I recently played for our troops over in Iraq, and there wasn't a greater feeling in the world to give to the men and women the gift of metal. We played for two hours, and the troops were so happy to hear the music. The have our song,” Bodies" being played in the training camps. I have seen the condition some of the men and women are in, when they return home and while performing in Iraq. Drowning Pool is donating a dollar from every ticket sale to the Veterans, so they can get a prosthetic leg. Stevie, our bass player's father is a Veteran.

I am 35 years old, and I can't say I have seen it all. But I have seen a lot. I have seen what the Soldiers are going through. This tour is to give the Veterans better health care, when they return home. This is not a political campaign or tour. It is for our troops. Drowning Pool visited Capital Hill last week. We got 25,000 signatures in support of the Lane Evans Bill. We met with Hilary Clinton and Obama.

I live in Texas, and I am originally from New Orleans. The best part about being on tour is going home and performing to your hometown fans. This tour is all about family and our Brothers and Sisters, and our Troops, who deserve to have better healthcare when they return home. Drowning Pool will be visiting the Troops Overseas in January. We don't know yet what bases, but I will keep you informed. Thank you for all of your support.”

For more info visit www.thisisforthesoldiers.org.


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