Kristian Bush Kicks Off International Military Tour With Headlining Appearance At Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam On Memorial Day (5/25)
May 22, 2015
Nashville, TN (May 20, 2015) – Platinum-selling country star and Streamsound recording artist Kristian Bush is teaming up with Armed Forces Entertainment, MWR, and Stars for Stripes for a special two-week long military tour of U.S. military bases in Japan. Bush will kick off the tour by headlining a special Memorial Day Concert on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Oahu, Hawaii, on May 25.
“I am excited and honored to spend time with and perform for our fine men and women of the Armed Forces, and completely humbled to be playing Pearl Harbor on Memorial Day,” says Bush. “My father was an officer in the Army and my grandfather served in World War II, and I am so proud of their service. I’ll always do whatever I can to support our troops.”
During his performance at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Bush will also participate in a Grand Ole Opry “Circle Throwdown,” honoring both the Opry’s 90th Anniversary and “Salute the Troops” month in their year-long “Cause for Applause” celebration. He will then travel to Japan to perform seven shows for the troops stationed in that country.
Kristian Bush Armed Forces Entertainment Tour Dates:
5/25 – Oahu, HI – Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
5/28 – Sasebo, JP – Sasebo Naval Base
5/29 – Iwakuni, JP – Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni
5/30 – Fussa, Tokyo, JP – Yokata Air Base
6/2 – Yokosuka, JP – Yokosuka Naval Base (Commander Fleet)
6/3 – Yamato and Ayase, JP – Naval Air Station Atsugi (NAS)
6/5 – Okinawa, JP – Kadena Air Base
6/6 – Okinawa, JP – Futenma Flightline Festival
Following the tour, Bush will return to Nashville, TN for the CMA Music Festival, making several appearances throughout the week including the Bluebird Cafe (6/9), the CMA Close-Up Stage (6/11), the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman (6/13), the Chevy Riverfront stage (6/13), and the HGTV Lodge (6/14). In the evenings, he will sit in as the on-air host for BBC2 Radio/Bob Harris Country’s coverage of the LP Field concerts for the third consecutive year.
GRAMMY-winning recording artist Kristian Bush has been leaving his mark on music for more than two decades. The singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist started his career with folk-rock duo Billy Pilgrim in the early ‘90s; in 2004, he exploded onto the country music scene with Sugarland, surpassing sales of over 22 million albums worldwide, achieving five No. 1 singles and winning numerous awards, including GRAMMYs, AMAs, ACMs, CMT Music Awards and CMAs. In 2014, he launched his solo career with Top 20 hit “Trailer Hitch,” the first single off his critically-acclaimed debut solo album SOUTHERN GRAVITY. Released to rave reviews, SOUTHERN GRAVITY has been lauded by THE BOSTON GLOBE, ROLLING STONE, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD as well as COUNTRY WEEKLY, who named it the “feel-good album of the year.” To date, Bush has garnered six BMI Awards for his songwriting, and in 2011 he founded the music publishing company and songwriting collective Songs of the Architect; recent collaborations include Laura Bell Bundy, Larkin Poe, Dan Tyminski, Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale and more. Bush is currently serving as a celebrity ambassador for Goodwill Industries International, with “Trailer Hitch” featured as the centerpiece of their #GiveItAway campaign.
For a complete list of tour dates and for more information, visit www.kristianbush.com.
About Armed Forces Entertainment
Armed Forces Entertainment is the official Department of Defense agency for providing entertainment to U.S. military personnel serving overseas, with priority given to those in contingency operations and at remote and isolated locations. The Department of the Air Force is the executive agent of Armed Forces Entertainment. Founded in 1951, Armed Forces Entertainment brings a touch of home to more than 500,000 troops annually, embracing the best of Americana that stretches across all genres of entertainment. For more information visit http://www.armedforcesentertainment.com, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.