Armed Forces Entertainment Presents Global Summer Music Festival to U.S. Troops Serving Overseas
Kick off the HEAT WAVE June 7 with DAYA and includes Rock, Pop, R&B, Country and Metal Musical Acts
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md., June 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — To celebrate the summer season, Armed Forces Entertainment (AFE) has a hot lineup of talented musical entertainment for U.S. military personnel serving overseas as part of their Global Music Concert Series, Heat wave it starts June 7 – July 5, 2022.
pop superstar DAY (born Grace Martine Tandon), known for her magnetic vocals, released her first song, “Hide Away,” in 2015 at the age of 16 to strong online support. When she started the song on today with Kathie Lee and Hoda a few months later, her destiny as a full-fledged pop star was set in motion. “Hide Away” reached number 40 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart, peaking at 23 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2017, Daya received a Grammy for her featured performance on the Chainsmokers’ song “Don’t Let Me Down.” She brings her enchanting energy and driving rhythms to Europe: June 7 – RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom; June 8 – RAF Alconbury, United Kingdom; June 10 – USAG Benelux-Chièvres, Germany and June 11 – USAG Wiesbaden, Germany.
The next step is Sweet Mermaid, a popular show band that covers top 40 hits, classic rock and country favorites, with the added twist of custom arrangements. Group members Caroline Burgoyne (lead vocals and harmony), Jeff Schreiner (guitar, lead harmony vocals), Jethro Arola (bass guitar, vocals) and drummer Kent Christen dominate the stage with top-notch energy and performance. They will perform June 25 – RAF Croughton, United Kingdom; June 26 – RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom; June 28 -Volkel AB, Germany; June 30th – Kleine Brogel AB, Belgium; July, 1st USAG RP – Kaiserslautern, Germany; July 2 – 3 USAG Wiesbaden, Germany and 4th July – USAG Grafenwoehr, Germany.
RIMPAC heat wave will present four consecutive concerts in Hawaii for a great concert experience. country star Hunt the rice, known for his single “Eyes on You” which spent two weeks at No. 1 on Country Radio, will headline. pop artist MAX, known for “Blueberry Eyes”, a collaboration with SUGA, which has already received more than 250 million streams and 40 million views on YouTube since its release, will warm up the crowd. Rock band The device of the red suit, widely known for his song “Face Down” released on Virgin Records in 2006, went in another direction in 2011 and independently reached number 1 seven times on BillboardChristian Rock Radio charts. Marc E. Bassywhose work includes the double-platinum certified song “You and Me” with G-Eazy, the gold-certified song “Morning”, by Charlie Puth the platinum album “Nine Track Mind” and G-Eazy’s double platinum song “Some Kind of Drug” will wow the crowd with its creative pop/R&B sounds. Together, these incredible performers are creating an all-day, festival-inspired live show that will travel to three bases in Hawaii June 30th – 4th July. The first stop for RIMPAC is June 30th – Marine Corps Base, HI; July 2nd – Schofield Barracks, HI and 4th July – Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI.
Singer-songwriter Jerrod Niemann Head towards Europe in July, bringing smart lyrics, human ideas and a love of history to his pure country music. He has released six albums since his Long hard road debuted in 1999, and in 2001 he began collaborating on songs for Garth Brooks. His five chart-topping songs are “Drink to That All Night”, “Lover, Lover”, “What Do You Want”, “Shinin’ on Me” and “One More Drinkin’ Song”. This Platinum-certified star will perform July, 1st – USAG Benelux-Brunssum, Netherlands; July 2nd – Spangdahlem AB, Germany; July 3 – Ramstein AB, Germany and 4th July -USAG Stuttgart, Germany.
Kat Perkins is a singer-songwriter who delivers a strong voice with fearless conviction. Perkins entered the public eye after a three-chair turn The voice. During the show, her debut single, “Fearless”, hit the top five on the iTunes Rock Chart in 2014 and qualified for the first round of the Grammy Awards for “Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance. “. Today, Perkins continues to tour, particularly at overseas military sites, and remains a popular opening act for major rock bands. She will be in Southwest Asia of July 1-5.
Metal returns to the stages of the AFE in Southwest Asia when Pool drowning amp up the night with their heavy original tunes. This group of four-member hardcore headbangers dallas is an AFE crowd favorite, and one of Heat Wave 2022’s must-see shows. On this tour, Drowning Pool celebrates the 20th anniversary of its best-selling platinum debut album, Fisherman. They will perform July 2nd – 4th July.
SuperUnknown quickly became the first tribute band to the music of Chris Cornell, an alternative rock and grunge star who rose to prominence in the late 1980s through the 2000s in the bands Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog. SuperUnknown covers all eras of music from Cornell, which has won top honors from rolling stone Magazine, reaching #9 on the “Best Lead Vocalist of All Time” list. Sadly, Cornell committed suicide in 2017, but his music lives on thanks to SuperUnknown. Started in 2018 as a solo act by vocalist/guitarist Jason Roseau (which eerily recreates Cornell’s screaming voice), SuperUnknown now consists of a full band with also Louis Graf (guitar), Tom Laskas (low), Ron DiSilvestro (battery) and Pete Hefley (guitar). The band will perform at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay July 2nd and 4th July.
Echosmithan indie pop group made up of four brothers and sisters, bring their vintage sounds with the only female member, Sierota of Sydney, at the head of the song. When the group released their trending song “Cool Kids”, it reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified double platinum in the United States and Australia. They bring their upbeat music to Europeperform June 29 – Lajes AB, Portugal; July 2ndIncirlik AB, Turkey and July 4 in Aviano AB, Italy.
Another act of brother, Aly and AJare two sisters in an energetic pop duo. In the rushtheir first album, was certified gold in 2005. From this album, the song “No One” appeared in the soundtrack of by Walt Disney ice princess. Both talented guitarists and singers, they bring encouraging messages and positive energy to the stage and will perform June 30th – USAG Vicenza, Italy; July 2ndNSA Napoli, Italy and 4th July in NS Rota, Spain.
“The full musical spectrum is represented in this summer’s Heat Wave talent lineup,” said AFE Marketing & Business Analyst. Brian Burk. “And the musical performers are super excited to be on the road touring at live events for our service members. AFE is grateful to them for bringing their good humor and energetic sounds to the service members who serve. away,” he said.
About Armed Forces Entertainment: Armed Forces Entertainment (AFE) is the official agency of the Department of Defense that provides quality entertainment to United States military personnel serving overseas, primarily during contingency operations and in remote and isolated locations. Now in its 71st year, AFE brings a touch of home through music, sports and comedic entertainment to nearly 400,000 soldiers each year, providing our dedicated service members with some much-needed downtime.
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