It’s their first USO tour but it sounds like it won’t be their last:
After the performance, Sevendust let a soldier from the crowd come up on stage and smash a guitar. They also gave him one of their guitars and gave other servicemembers a set of bongos and another guitar, practically giving away their entire set of instruments. “I think they were awesome,” said Air Force Capt. Vanessa Mahan, 455th Aerial Expeditionary Wing. “It’s been a while since we’ve had a hardcore band here, so it’s kind of refreshing. “
The band gave thanks and saluted the servicemembers for serving in the military.
“If it wasn’t for you guys over here, [the Taliban] would be over there, [in the United States],” Lajon “LJ” Witherspoon, Sevendust’s lead singer, said during the performance.
The band stuck around to ensure everyone who wanted an autograph, a free copy of their new CD or a picture with the band got one.
The members of Sevendust said they plan on doing another USO tour in the future.
“This, to us, has been the best thing that’s ever happened in our lives,” Witherspoon said. “As soon as you guys will have us back, we’ll be back.”
There’s more on the band at Sevendust.com.