Multi-Platinum Rock Band Seether Kicks Off Spring 2012 with Troops and Their Families in Italy and Turkey on Third USO Tour

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USO tour veterans/South African rock band Seether visits and performs a series of USO shows for military personnel and their families stationed in Italy and Turkey March 18-26, 2012.

Multi-platinum rock band Seether visits with troops at Aviano Air Force Base in Italy as part of week-long USO tour March 23, 2012.

Touring with the USO and spending time with our men and women in uniform never gets old, said Seether frontman Shaun Morgan. "No matter how busy we become or how many days we are out on the road – we will always find time to volunteer with the USO .....

More Than 1,000 Military Families Turned Out as USO Tour Veterans Performed Three Hard Hitting USO Shows

Twitter Pitch: @Seetheroffical rocks out with troops and military families on @the_USO tour to Italy and Turkey. See pix, http://bit.ly/yc9AJ8!

Rockers Shaun Morgan, Dale Stewart and John Humphrey of Seether recently found time to boost troop morale and deliver smiles to military families on USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour to Italy and Turkey despite grueling tour schedule. Having broken away from the Time of My Life Tour with 3 Doors Down to participate in their third USO tour, the USO tour veterans extended America’s gratitude and spread cheer.

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  •     In all, the multi-platinum rock band visited and entertained more than 1,000 airman, soldiers and their families stationed at Incirlik Air Base, Aviano Air Base and Camp Darby.
  •     Forever changed by the service men and women they met during their first USO tour to Japan in 2009, Seether traveled to Hawaii and Guam in December 2010. In all, the band has lifted the spirits of more than 8,500 Marines, soldiers, sailors, airmen, Coast Guardsmen and reservists.
  •     Formed in 1999, Seether released their fifth studio album “Holding on to Strings Better Left to Fray” in May 2011. The album reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 Charts and Seether went on to be named No. 1 Active and Heritage Rock Artist of 2011 by Billboard. Touring throughout North American for the past five months, Seether will kick off Live Nation’s “Here & Now 2012 Tour” with Nickleback, BUSH and My Darkest Days in Moline, IL on April 10.
  •     Seether released their first U.S. album “Disclaimer” in 2002, quickly becoming a favorite on rock radio and selling more than 5-million records worldwide. Among some of their many chart-topping No. 1 hits, are “Remedy,” “Fake It,” “Rise Above This,” "Country Song" and "Tonight" as well as the gold certified single “Broken” and “Careless Whisper.”

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Attributed to Seether frontman Shaun Morgan:    
“Touring with the USO and spending time with our men and women in uniform never gets old. No matter how busy we become or how many days we are out on the road – we will always find time to volunteer with the USO and extend our thanks to troops and their families.”

MULTIMEDIA:

USO Tour Photos: http://bit.ly/yc9AJ8

USO Fact Sheet: http://bit.ly/yaebvo

USO Logo: https://uso.box.net/shared/6q5cq0siij

AFE Logo: https://uso.box.net/shared/tql325m6zy

SOCIAL MEDIA AND OTHER WEB SITES:

Twitter: twitter.com/the_USO, twitter.com/SeetherOfficial and twitter.com/ArmedForcesEnt

Facebook: facebook.com/theUSO, facebook.com/seether and facebook.com/ArmedForcesEntertainment

YouTube: youtube.com/user/USO4troops and youtube.com/setthervideo

Web: http://www.uso.org, http://www.seether.com and http://www.armedforcesentertainment.com

About the USO
The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops and their families, wounded warriors and their families and the families of the fallen.

The USO is a private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency. We rely on the generosity of our volunteers and donors. In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President’s Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, Clear Channel, Kangaroo Express, Kroger, Lowe’s, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, The Coca-Cola Company, Lockheed Martin, and Microsoft Corporation. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.

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