Platinum-selling Rock band Saving Abel will headline the inaugural “CLASS OF 2009” TOUR, with Grammy Nominated Red, Pop Evil and Taddy Porter along for the ride.  The excursion will get underway on October 27th in San Antonio, TX and continue until the end of the year.  The concept behind this new annual tour is to bring together rock artists who have achieved substantial TOP TEN hits at radio in the current calendar year.  The concept behind this new annual tour is to bring together rock artists who have achieved substantial TOP TEN hits at radio in the current calendar year.  Each year, an unsigned band, a.k.a. “The Freshman,” will be selected to open the show for the full tour, providing an opportunity that is nothing short of a launching pad.  Each of the acts on the inaugural run outside of Taddy Porter (this year’s “Freshman”) is riding major airplay at radio, and could be touring as a headliner on their own.

RED is offering a very cool “ACOUSTIC EXPERIENCE” offer during the CLASS OF 2009 TOUR, which starts 10/27 in San Antonio.  To learn more about this limited, special offer, where you can get an autographed copy of Innocence & Instinct, a t-shirt and gain access to RED’s tour bus to hear the band perform an acoustic song, go here:

In addition to the tour, Red has a new video available for their single, “Forever.”  It is available for viewing here:


10/22    Houma, LA @ The City Club (with Stereoside and Pandemic)

10/23    Tomball, TX @ Gary’s Spot

10/24    Tyler, TX @ cLICKS (with Pop Evil and Ivoryline)

10/25    Corpus Christi, TX @ The Pavilion

Class of 2009 Tour w/ Saving Abel, Pop Evil, & Taddy Porter

10/27    San Antonio, TX @ Scout Bar

10/28    Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom

10/30    Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre

10/31    Kearney, NE @First Tier Event Center

11/2      Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge

11/3      Sauget, IL @ Pops

11/4      Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom

11/6      Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze

11/7      Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

11/8      Peoria, IL @ Expo Gardens

11/10    Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts

11/11    Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s

11/13    Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room

11/14    Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore

11/15    Saginaw, MI @ Dow Event Center

11/17    Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

11/18    Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room

11/20    Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun/Wolfs Den

11/21    Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

11/22    Albany, NY @ Northern Lights

11/24    Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live

11/25    Boston, MA @ HOB

11/27    Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel

11/28    Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock

12/4      Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend

12/5      Hilton Head, SC @ Shoreline Ballroom

12/6      Jacksonville, NC @  Hooligans

12/8      Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

12/9      Fayetteville, NC @Crown Coliseum

12/18    Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom


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