Die-hard, hardcore, hard-hard, whatever-you-want-to-call-them fans of 3 Doors Down are in for a treat next year, as the band have just announced plans for an acoustic tour next year.
The ’3 Doors Down Acoustic – Songs From The Basement’ tour is set to kick off on January 10th next year in Reno, Nevada, and will see the band make stops in Hollywood, Anaheim, San Diego and Denver, among other places, before wrapping up on February 1st in Concho, Oklahoma.
The trek aims to offer fans a mix of some of the band’s biggest hits with a decent handful of rarely performed live cuts for what everyone involved is hoping will be an entertaining evening. In addition, a limited number of VIP tickets that includes on stage seating will be made available, allowing fans to “sit in the basement with the band”, incase you were wondering what on earth the tour’s name means.
Frontman Brad Arnold says, “We experimented with an acoustic show in Nashville and had such a great response that we decided to take it on the road. We’ve never toured like this before. Some of these songs have never been played live!”, a quote which is bound to please some of the band’s most know-it-all fans, and sort the men from the boys, as they say.
In the meantime, 3 Doors Down have just staged their tenth annual “The Better Life Foundation” concert on November 16th at the Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Mississippi. As with past years, the charitable event aimed to (and was hopefully successful in, obviously) raising funds for organizations and hospitals in an effort to give needy children the opportunity to develop their full potential and achieve their goals, and other such lovely, genuinely heart-warming things. 3 Doors Down best make the most of the holiday season if they plan to keep working themselves so hard, though. That’s my advice, for what it’s worth.
3 Doors Down has cancelled all upcoming U.S. dates in April and May as its bassist remains jailed accused of driving while intoxicated and causing a fatal crash on the interstate in a Nashville suburb.
Four shows will be cancelled, and were scheduled for Bossier City, Louisiana; Nashville and appearance at two festivals: Rockville (Jacksonville, Florida) and Carolina Rebellion (Concord, North Carolina). The group released the cancellation announcement on its website yesterday.
Out of respect to Paul Howard Shoulders, Jr., and his family, 3 Doors Down has cancelled the band’s four scheduled U.S. April / May appearances. They will resume touring May 31 in Moscow, and return to the U.S. for scheduled dates in July.
Paul Howard Shoulders, Jr. is the man that was killed in the accident. An Associated Press story reports that police said the 41-year-old bassist, Robert Todd Harrell, was driving under the influence and speeding on an interstate near Nashville and clipped a pickup truck. The truck then hit a guardrail and went down an embankment and overturned, ejecting the driver, who was later pronounced dead at a Nashville hospital.
The AP story also reports that Harrell is facing multiple charges, including vehicular homicide by intoxication, violation of the implied consent law, contraband, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.
The story also reports that after the accident Harrell told police he had been drinking hard cider and taking prescription drugs Lortab and Xanax. After he was taken to jail, authorities say they discovered a bag in Harrell’s sock containing 24 Oxycodone pills, eight Xanax pills and four Oxymorphone pills.
Just last week, 3 Doors Down announced a new leg of its co-headlining tour with Daughtry. As of now, those shows are scheduled to go ahead as planned, and will begin July 5 at PNC Waterside Pavilion in Solomons, Maryland
The Offspring and 3 Doors Down will be among the acts bringing the rock to the first-ever Fort Rock, which is being billed as “southwest Florida’s biggest rock festival.
The one-day festival will take place Sunday, April 14 at JetBlue Park in Fort Meyers, Fla. The ballpark is the spring training home to the Boston Red Sox.
Other acts on the bill include Papa Roach, Stonesour, Volbeat, In This Moment, Escape the Fate, Device, Pop Evil, Otherwise and Mindset Evolution. Other artists will be announced before the festival.
The festival is presented by the team of Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Live, which also produces a number of other rock festivals in the southeast including Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion and Rock on the Range.
“AEG and I have found another market with a strong rock culture and influential rock station – 99X – that is starving for a big rock festival,” said Wimmer in a statement. “We couldn’t have asked for a better partner or location. We’ve been thinking long and hard about creating a festival in this area and now we’re ready to pull the trigger”
General admission tickets go on-sale Saturday, February 23 and are $44.50, plus fees. VIP tickets will be available for $89 and include access to a VIP entrance and a VIP lounge with a dedicated bar and food service. Additionally, these tickets include premium viewing of the main stage. Finally, “Party 4 Packs” are available for $130.
3 Doors Down will use the festival to promote its Greatest Hits package that was released in November of last year. The album is the first ‘best of’ compilation for the group, and features the hits “Kryptonite,” “When I’m Gone,” and “Here Without You,” among others. The album also includes three new songs, “Goodbyes,” “There’s a Life” and “One Light.”
The new dates will kick off January 25 at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas, and the groups will remain on the road through a date at the Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida on February 23, 2013. Other cities the trek will hit include Tulsa, Oklahoma; St. Louis; Erie, Pennsylvania; Worcester, Massachusetts; Uncasville, Connecticut; Sunrise, Florida And Pensacola, Florida.
The current leg of the tour has been on the road since mid-November, and the group has been playing sold out shows around the country since that time. P.O.D. is opening most dates on the current leg – no word yet on whether that band will be joining the extended version of the tour.
“We’re very happy to continue the tour with 3 Doors Down, and look forward to getting this show to the fans that we missed on the first leg of the tour,” said Chris Daughtry, lead singer of Daughtry, in a statement.
“This tour with Daughtry has been amazing, and we are excited to keep it rolling into 2013,” said Brad Arnold, frontman of 3 Doors Down. “See you on the road my friends!”
Certainly nothing news in those press release quotes, but its nice to see both groups appear to be having a good time.
Daughtry continues to support Break the Spell, its third studio album that was released late last year. The group spent a good portion of this year touring with Nickelback before embarking on the 3 Doors Down co-headlining tour.
Last month, 3 Doors Down released its first greatest hits collection, appropriately titled The Greatest Hits. The compilation features two new songs by the band: “One Light” and “Goodbyes.” Of course, the collection also includes a slew of past hits, including “Kryptonite” and “When I’m Gone.”
Daughtry and 3 Doors Down have teamed up for a co-headlining tour. Many dates on the tour also will feature P.O.D.
The tour will kick off November 17 in Tunica, Miss., and is scheduled to run through December 15 with a show in Anaheim. In between, the groups will visit San Antonio, Texas; Corpus Christi, Texas; Huntington, W.V.; State College, Penn.; Detroit; Chicago and Broomfield, Colo., among others.
The official website for 3 Doors Down notes that, “P.O.D. will not be appearing November 27 – December 3. Opening Act for those dates to be named shortly.”
“It an honor to be able to go on the road with 3 Doors Down,” said Chris Daughtry in a statement. “We are excited to give fans an energetic rock show every night sharing songs from both our catalogs… we can’t wait to hit the road to share it with our fans.”
3 Doors Down frontman Brad Arnold also shared his excitement in the press release.
“We’re very excited to hit the road with our friends, Daughtry,” Arnold said. “It’s an honor to be a part of this tour. I’m looking forward to this more than any tour we’ve been a part of in a very long time. I believe the fans will see more than two great rock bands on stage. The comradery of this tour will, no doubt, shine through night after night. We want to give the fans more than they came to see. We want them all to leave knowing they’ve just witnessed something special.”
Daughtry just finished touring in Europe with Nickelback, and will be supporting its third album, Break the Spell, which was released in November of last year.
3 Doors Down will soon be releasing its first greatest hits album, and the group’s website notes that fans can expect hits like “Kryptonite” and “When I’m Gone,” as well as new songs including “One Light” and “Goodbyes.”
“The little ol’ band from Texas is gearin’ up to hit the road again and this time, they’re bringing friends!”
That’s how ZZ Top’s website announces the band’s upcoming tour. They are, of course, the “little ol’ band from Texas,” and their friends in this case are 3 Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson.
The website goes on to say that The Gang of Outlaws Tour “brings together three leaders of their respective genres together for six weeks of performances this May and June.”
The 24-date tour will kick off May 25 in Manchester, N.H. and run until June 29 with a show in Hinckley, Minn. In between, the three artists will hit cities including Atlantic City, N.J.; Scranton, Penn.; Richmond, Va.; St. Augustine, Fla.; Nashville and Dallas.
ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons expressed his excitement about the tour in a statement.
“We’re really looking forward to working with the guys from 3 Doors Down and Gretchen too,” he said. “If we may borrow from the late, great Robert Johnson, clear those stones from the passway on this phenomenal tour. The Gang of Outlaws is ready to ride!”
Brad Arnold, lead singer of 3 Doors Down, said he is exited about playing with a long-time favorite artist.
“The tour is huge! We have the honor to share the stage with some amazing artists, including one of my favorite bands, ZZ Top!”
In other ZZ Top news, we may be getting a little closer to finally hearing new music from the group. In an interview with Billboard.com, Gibbons said that the group’s “long-awaited record is still long and awaiting.” But he also said at the band is near the end of the process, and that the band is “just picking through the good stuff” to see what tracks will make the final album. The band is working with legendary producer Rick Rubin on the project.
In recent years, many major league baseball teams have been including post game concerts by notable artists in the price of admission for certain games. The Tampa Bay Rays are no exception, and recently announced the first acts that will play at Rays games this summer.
ZZ Top, Gretchen Wilson and 3 Doors Down all will grace the field after a Rays game as part of the 2012 Tampa Bay Rays Summer Concert Series. The three will play after the Rays take on the Florida Marlins on June 17. That game begins at 1:40 p.m., and will be played at the Rays home of Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. As an additional perk, the first 10,000 kids through the gates at the ballpark that day will receive a free David Price jersey wallet.
Though free for all fans that buy a ticket to the game, Rays season ticket holders will be given special treatment. All who purchased tickets to the 81 home games the Rays play this year will receive wristbands that grant them special on-field access for the concerts. Season tickets must be purchased by March 23 to receive this offer. Non season ticket holders can purchase the wristbands for $40. The team will announce more concert dates for the summer series later this month.
Both ZZ Top and 3 Doors Down have played the concert series in the past, with the former performing in 2010 and the latter taking the stage in 2009. Although Gretchen Wilson has never played during the concert series, she did play the Strawberry Festival in nearby Plant City, Fla. at the beginning of this month.
Of the three artists playing the series, 3 Doors Down has the most recently released album. The group released Time of My Life in July of last year, and it debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Dates for the rock group 3 Doors Down North American tour entitled “Time of My Life” have been announced. The outing will visit 29 cities starting on September 29 in Chattanooga, TN. More dates will be added soon.
In case any additional incentive is needed, the popular rock bands Pop Evil and Theory of a Deadman will be opening many of the shows on the tour. Most show tickets will be going on sale beginning August 12 or August 19.
Brad Arnold, the lead singer of 3 Doors Down, is psyched up to be touring with Pop Evil and Theory of a Deadman.
In a press release Arnold said, there will be incredible fans in some really awesome venues. We can’t wait until the time we can rock out.
On Pop Evil’s Facebook page the band members said, we’re very excited to be able to announce we will be opening for 3 Doors Down on their “Time Of My Life Tour” along with Theory Of A Deadman. We can’t wait.
Tyler Connolly, guitarist and lead singer for Theory Of A Deadman said, what is there for me to say? We are going on another tour with good friends and a favorite band of ours, 3 Doors Down. They have the best fans and are great touring with.
The tour “Time of My Life” is to support “Time of My Life,” the fifth studio album from 3 Doors Down, which was released in July. The rock album was produced by Howard Benson (Papa Roach, P.O.D., Daughtry). The set is full of riffs and strong melodies.