Kristian Bush Gears Up to Salute the Troops on Memorial Day
Kicking things off with a Memorial Day concert on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Oahu, Hawaii, on May 25, Bush will then head to Japan to perform at seven U.S. installations through June 6.
“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."
Memorial Day was enacted as a day of remembrance of those who have died during military service, and Pearl Harbor was the site of the surprise attack that propelled the U.S. into WWII. Over 2,400 Americans were killed there on Dec. 7, 1941, making it the worst attack on U.S. soil until the events of 9/11.
As part of his Memorial Day performance, Bush will also be included in the Grand Ole Opry's Circle Throwdown, honoring both the Opry’s 90th Anniversary and Salute the Troops month in their year-long Cause for Applause celebration.
Following the tour, Bush will head back to Nashville for the 2015 CMA Music Festival, performing multiple shows and serving as an on-air host for BBC2 Radio/Bob Harris Country’s coverage of the LP Field concerts for the third consecutive year.
Bush — one-half of the country duo Sugarland — released his first solo single, "Trailer Hitch," in 2014 and his debut album, Southern Gravity on April 7. He plans to release a brand new single, "Light Me Up," on June 1.
Kristin Bush Armed Forces Entertainment tour dates:
May 25 — Oahu, Hawaii @ Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
May 28 — Sasebo, Japan @ Sasebo Naval Base
May 29 — Iwakuni, Japan @ Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni
May 30 — Fussa, Tokyo, Japan @ Yokata Air Base
June 2 — Yokosuka, Japan @ Yokosuka Naval Base (Commander Fleet)
June 3 — Yamato and Ayase, Japan @ Naval Air Station Atsugi (NAS)
June 5 — Okinawa, Japan @ Kadena Air Base
June 6 — Okinawa, Japan @ Futenma Flightline Festival
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