Company News

4TROOPS Release Holiday Single 'I'll Be Home For Christmas' Available November 16

Sony Music Entertainment - 11/09/2010

NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 4TROOPS announce the release of their first ever holiday single "I'll Be Home For Christmas" which will be available via all digital providers on November 16th. They chose to record this Christmas classic having personally experienced the pain of being separated from their loved ones while overseas during the holidays and are excited to sing it on their U.S. tour. The members of 4TROOPS are: Former Cpt. Meredith Melcher, Former Sgt. Tony Gentilo, Staff Sgt. (Ret.) Ron Henry and Former Sgt. David Clemo.

"Every time we sing this song, we are reminded of how many fellow soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan will be separated from their families this Christmas - a time when everyone should be together," says 4TROOPS member, Staff Sgt. Retired, Ron Henry, who served in the Armed Forces for over 20 years.

"As the holiday season approaches, we are looking forward to singing this song on tour and we hope that it brings joy and some comfort to military families during this time," says 4TROOPS member, Former Captain Meredith Melcher. This song especially means something to Melcher whose husband, an Iraq war vet, is currently stationed in Afghanistan as a contracted civilian and will be there on Christmas this year.

4TROOPS are United States combat veterans who served on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan. While overseas, music played a crucial and very personal role in all of their lives. 4TROOPS now come together for a singular purpose: to sing on behalf of all troops, to honor their sacrifices and to create awareness for their needs. A portion of the proceeds from their CD and concert ticket sales benefits The American Legion, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) and the USO. For more information on the 4TROOPS, their book, CD, DVD and upcoming tour dates please go to www.4TROOPSmusic.com.

    4TROOPS Tour Dates :
    --------------------

    Nov 10, 2010 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
    Nov 12, 2010 Milwaukee, WI    Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
    Nov 13, 2010 Jefferson, WI    Council for the Performing Arts
    Nov 14, 2010 Effingham, IL    Effingham Performance Center
    Nov 15, 2010 St. Louis, MO    Sheldon Concert Hall
    Nov 17, 2010 Belton, TX       Bell County Expo Center
    Nov 18, 2010 Dallas, TX       Lakewood Theater
    Nov 19, 2010 San Antonio, TX  Empire Theatre
    Nov 20, 2010 Houston, TX      Verizon Wireless Theater
    Nov 21, 2010 Baton Rouge, LA  Manship Theatre
    Nov 27, 2010 Atlanta, GA      Center Stage
    Nov 28, 2010 Nashville, TN    James K. Polk Theatre
    Nov 30, 2010 Newberry, SC     Newberry Opera House
    Dec 03, 2010 Durham, NC       Carolina Theatre - Fletcher Hall
    Dec 04, 2010 Norfolk, VA      The NorVa
    Dec 05, 2010 Roanoke, VA      Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre
    Dec 07, 2010 Louisville, KY   Palace Theatre
    Dec 10, 2010 Wabash, IN       Honeywell Center
    Dec 12, 2010 Lincoln, NE      Rococo Theatre
    Dec 14, 2010 Kansas City, MO  The Midland Theatre by AMC
    Dec 15, 2010 Wichita, KS      Orpheum Theatre
    Dec 17, 2010 Scottsbluff, NE  Midwest Theater
    Jan 13, 2011 Clearwater, FL   Capitol Theatre


SOURCE Sony Masterworks

SOURCE: Sony Masterworks

4TROOPS Release Holiday Single 'I'll Be Home For Christmas' Available November 16 4TROOPS U.S. Tour continues through 2011

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 4TROOPS announce the release of their first ever holiday single "I'll Be Home For Christmas" which will be available via all digital providers on November 16th.  They chose to record this Christmas classic having personally experienced the pain of being separated from their loved ones while overseas during the holidays and are excited to sing it on their U.S. tour. The members of 4TROOPS are: Former Cpt. Meredith Melcher, Former Sgt. Tony Gentilo, Staff Sgt. (Ret.) Ron Henry and Former Sgt. David Clemo.  

"Every time we sing this song, we are reminded of how many fellow soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan will be separated from their families this Christmas – a time when everyone should be together," says 4TROOPS member, Staff Sgt. Retired, Ron Henry, who served in the Armed Forces for over 20 years.

"As the holiday season approaches, we are looking forward to singing this song on tour and we hope that it brings joy and some comfort to military families during this time," says 4TROOPS member, Former Captain Meredith Melcher. This song especially means something to Melcher whose husband, an Iraq war vet, is currently stationed in Afghanistan as a contracted civilian and will be there on Christmas this year.

4TROOPS are United States combat veterans who served on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan.  While overseas, music played a crucial and very personal role in all of their lives. 4TROOPS now come together for a singular purpose: to sing on behalf of all troops, to honor their sacrifices and to create awareness for their needs. A portion of the proceeds from their CD and concert ticket sales benefits The American Legion, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) and the USO.  For more information on the 4TROOPS, their book, CD, DVD and upcoming tour dates please go to www.4TROOPSmusic.com.

4TROOPS Tour Dates :


Nov 10, 2010

Indianapolis, IN

Egyptian Room

Nov 12, 2010

Milwaukee, WI

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

Nov 13, 2010

Jefferson, WI

Council for the Performing Arts

Nov 14, 2010

Effingham, IL

Effingham Performance Center

Nov 15, 2010

St. Louis, MO

Sheldon Concert Hall

Nov 17, 2010

Belton, TX

Bell County Expo Center

Nov 18, 2010

Dallas, TX

Lakewood Theater

Nov 19, 2010

San Antonio, TX

Empire Theatre

Nov 20, 2010

Houston, TX

Verizon Wireless Theater

Nov 21, 2010

Baton Rouge, LA

Manship Theatre

Nov 27, 2010

Atlanta, GA

Center Stage

Nov 28, 2010

Nashville, TN

James K. Polk Theatre

Nov 30, 2010

Newberry, SC

Newberry Opera House

Dec 03, 2010

Durham, NC

Carolina Theatre - Fletcher Hall

Dec 04, 2010

Norfolk, VA

The NorVa

Dec 05, 2010

Roanoke, VA

Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre

Dec 07, 2010

Louisville, KY

Palace Theatre

Dec 10, 2010

Wabash, IN

Honeywell Center

Dec 12, 2010

Lincoln, NE

Rococo Theatre

Dec 14, 2010

Kansas City, MO

The Midland Theatre by AMC

Dec 15, 2010

Wichita, KS

Orpheum Theatre

Dec 17, 2010

Scottsbluff, NE

Midwest Theater

Jan 13, 2011

Clearwater, FL

Capitol Theatre




SOURCE Sony Masterworks

CONTACT: Angela Barkan, angela.barkan@sonymusic.com, +1-212-833-8575, or Larissa Slezak, larissa.slezak@sonymusic.com, +1-212-833-6075

Web Site: http://www.4TROOPSmusic.com