KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Rock band Papa Roach and former American Idol star Phillip Phillips will be traveling to overseas bases for free concerts in the coming weeks.
Armed Forces Entertainment announced its 2018 Jingle Bell Rock Tour on Monday, with Papa Roach slated to perform at U.S. military bases in Asia and Phillips in Europe, from Nov. 27 to Dec. 15.
Phillips — winner of the 11th season of American Idol in 2012 — kicks off the concert series in Britain at RAF Mildenhall and Alconbury on Nov. 27 and 28, respectively. The schedule for the rest of his performances are: Naples, Italy, on Nov. 30; Rota, Spain, Dec. 1; and in Germany, Grafenwoehr, Dec. 4; Spangdahlem, Dec. 7; Wiesbaden, Dec. 8 and Ramstein on Dec. 9.
Papa Roach’s first show is Dec. 7 at Misawa Air Base, Japan. The band then heads to Yokota outside of Tokyo on Dec. 8, followed by concerts on Dec. 10 at Atsugi, and Dec. 11 at Yokosuka. The last three shows are in Korea, at Kunsan on Dec. 13, Osan Dec. 14, and Camp Humphreys Dec. 15.
Concert times and venues have yet to be announced.
Military personnel will get to meet and greet the artists before or after each performance.
For information about the holiday concert series, go to Armed Forces Entertainment.