Sunday, July 26, 2009

Soap Nation Tour Continues in Georgia & Texas

The ABC Daytime and SOAPnet Soap Nation Tour continues in Georgia and Texas with free events to be held before multi-platinum, country music superstar Sara Evans' tour dates. Actors from all three ABC soaps, ALL MY CHILDREN, ONE LIFE TO LIVE and GENERAL HOSPITAL, will participate at on-site events in the afternoon leading up to the Sara Evans concerts at night. The tours will take place on August 8 at Noon in Mableton, Georgia at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheater, and on August 22 at Noon in Fort Worth, Texas at Billy Bob's Texas. Soap Nation is an ongoing initiative to bring ABC Daytime and SOAPnet stars to more fans in more cities more often.

GENERAL HOSPITAL's Bradford Anderson will host both events. The ABC Daytime talent confirmed to attend the Mableton pre-concert events include Melissa Claire Egan and Darnell Williams from ALL MY CHILDREN; Bree Williamson from ONE LIFE TO LIVE; and Brandon Barash and Kirsten Storms from GENERAL HOSPITAL. The Ft. Worth talent appearing include Bobbie Eakes, Jamie Luner and Chrishell Stause from ALL MY CHILDREN, and Kassie DePaiva and Bree Williamson from ONE LIFE TO LIVE. A special musical performance by "The Divas of Daytime," Kassie DePaiva, Bobbie Eakes and Kathy Brier, will take place at the Ft. Worth Event.

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Throughout the afternoon, the free events open to the public will include talent autograph signings, meet and greets, games, auction items and giveaways. Sara Evans ticket holders who attend will receive a special premium. Talent is subject to change. Additional ABC talent will be announced in the near future. Check for schedules and talent updates.

Additionally, The American Red Cross Blood Services will also be on site at in both Mableton, GA and Ft Worth, TX to encourage and collect blood donations. Sara Evans has lent her support as a member of the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet member since 2005. Every two seconds someone needs blood. Call the American Red Cross at 1 800 GIVE LIFE (800 448-3543) or visit (sponsor code: soapnation) to learn more and make an appointment to donate blood.

ABC Daytime and SOAPnet are the presenting sponsor of Sara Evans' nationwide summer tour. As part of the Soap Nation Tour, ABC Daytime will execute on-site events in key markets with soap talent, as well as maintain a presence at all Evans' tour stops and offer affiliate promotional opportunities.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation's blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization - not a government agency - and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information, please visit or join the Red Cross blog at

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