Saving Abel Go NASCAR

(EMI) NASCAR Media Group and Virgin Records rock quartet Saving Abel announced today that the music video for the band's third single from their gold certified self-titled debut album will debut exclusively on Yahoo! on Thursday, April 30th. [Sorry their PR didn't supply a link]

The NASCAR-themed video for "Drowning (Face Down)" stars NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeremy Mayfield as an aspiring racer who makes great sacrifices for a chance to compete at the highest level. The driver has no sponsor and no endorsement deals, but pushes forward through all obstacles in pursuit of his racing dreams.

"It was awesome and I can't wait until it comes out," said Jeremy Mayfield, who finished 32nd during Sunday's Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway. "Just being a part of that was just cool for me. Those guys are great guys and I'm glad to see them coming up. I didn't really know them that well until we did the video and they have a lot of fun. It's funny how our story kind of fit their song and worked perfect for their video."

A five-time Sprint Cup race winner, Mayfield hasn't had a full-time ride in more than two years and decided to start his own team a month before the 2009 season began. Mirroring the music video's theme, Mayfield has started three races this year, including racing his way into the Daytona 500, and is trying to recapture some of his past successes.

"We had a blast shooting the 'Drowning (Face Down)' video with Jeremy Mayfield and the other NASCAR drivers as we're all big NASCAR fans, said Saving Abel frontman Jared Weeks. We especially love how Jeremy's real life story mirrors the character he plays in the video."

Parts of the music video were shot at Bristol Motor Speedway, as well as Mayfield Motorsports in Harrisburg, N.C., and it features cameos by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Carl Edwards, Martin Truex Jr., Brian Vickers and Clint Bowyer.

Saving Abel Headline +/ With Shinedown */ Summer Festival Dates ^
May-01 Birmingham, AL BJCC Concert Hall/Crawfish Boil ^
May-02 Memphis, TN Tom Lee Park/Beale Street Music Festival ^
May-03 Springfield, MO Shrine Mosque *
May-08 Pensacola, FL Seville Quarter+
May-09 Ponte Verda Beach, FL St. Francis Field/Crawfish Boil ^
May -10 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues Orlando +
May-12 Johnson City, TN Freedom Hall*
May-13 Chattanooga, TN UTC Arena *
May-15 Greenville SC Bi-Low Center/Crawfish Boil ^
May-16 Nashville, TN Riverfront Park/Crawfish Boil ^
May-17 Columbus, OH Columbus Crew Stadium^
May-19 Richmond, VA The National +
May-20 N. Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues Myrtle Beach+
May-23 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center *
May-24 Rockford, IL WXRX Wing Ding ^
May-25 St. Louis, MO Rib American Festival ^
May-27 Wichita, KS The Cotillion*
May-29 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre ^
May-30 Kansas City, MO Liberty Memorial Park - Rock Fest ^
May-31 Indianola, IA Balloon Classic Field^
Jun-25 Muskegon, MI Muskegon Summer Celebration^
Jun-26 Dubuque, IA Mississippi Moon Bar+
Jun-27 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest^
Jun-28 Duluth, MN Wade Stadium*
Jun-30 Sioux Falls, SD Nutty's North+
July-01 Aberdeen, SD Ramkota Hall+
July-02 Billings, MT Shrine Auditorium+
July-05 Missoula, MT Wilma Theater+
July-06 Great Falls, MT Mansfield Convention Center+
July-08 Sault Sainte Marie, MI Dream Makers Theater+
July-09 Lansing, MI Common Grounds Music Festival ^

Saving Abel with Papa Roach, Hinder and Nickelback / Summer Music Festivals *
July-10 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July-11 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
July-14 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
July-15 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Amphitheatre
July-16 Cadott, WI Rock Fest 2009
July-17 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Stadium
July-18 Burgettstown, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
July-21 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
July-22 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July-24 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center for the Performing
July-25 Hartford, CT Dodge Music Center
July-26 Oxford, ME WCYY Summer Camp Concerts *
July-28 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach
July-29 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
July-31 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug-01 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre
Aug-05 Sturgis, SD Buffalo Chip Campgrounds*
Aug-08 Grand Island, NE Hall County Fair*
Aug-12 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug-14 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
Aug-15 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
Aug-17 Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center
Aug-18 Midland, MI WIOG Lizard Fair*
Aug-19 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Aug-21 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Pavilion
Aug-22 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug-23 Algona, IA Freedom Park*
Aug-25 Englewood, CO Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre
Aug-26 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Aug-28 Ridgefield, WA The Amphitheatre at Clark County
Aug-29 George, WA The George Amphitheatre
Aug-31 Marysville, CA Sleep T rain Amphitheatre
Sep-01 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sep-03 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sep-05 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Sep-06 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sep-08 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
Sep-09 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
Sep-12 Spring, TX Cynthia W. Mitchell Pavilion

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