Bringing Christmas cheer a bit early, 3 Doors Down are set to release an 8-song EP of acoustic versions of tracks from their current release, 3 Doors Down, including two versions (full band and acoustic) of a newly penned Christmas track, “Where My Christmas Lives,” announced today. Titled Where My Christmas Lives, the EP will be available at iTunes and all digital retailers for $5.99, as well as the studio and separately the acoustic version of “Where My Christmas Lives” will be available each digitally for .99.
“’Where My Christmas Lives’ is a song about family. Family is what makes Christmas what it is. The times we share with family at Christmas make memories that last forever,” said lead singer Brad Arnold.
Recorded in Nashville with long-time producer Johnny K (Plain White T’s, Finger Eleven), the tracklisting as follows:
“Where My Christmas Lives” (studio version)
“It’s Not My Time”
“The Only One You’ve Got”
“Your Arms Feel Like Home”
“Let Me Be Myself”
“Where My Christmas Lives” (acoustic version)
Ultimate fans can find a ‘better life’ with 3 Doors Down with the release of “The Ultimate Pack,” announced today. The Ultimate Pack is available now, and includes six gems that are the perfect holiday gift for the 3 Doors Down fan:
· Limited Edition Re-Mastered Green Vinyl “The Better Life” LP with new album artwork
· Limited Edition Re-Mastered “The Better Life” CD with new artwork
· Limited Edition 18” X 24” 3 Doors Down Poster
· Limited Edition 3 Doors Down “The Better Life” Long Sleeve Tee
· Limited Edition 3 Doors Down “Early Entry Pit Pass.” *
· Instant download: the Remastered “Kryptonite” mp3 single
The Ultimate Fan will have an exclusive, limited-edition laminate good for venues with general admission ticketing. The exclusive 3 Doors Down “Early Entry Pit Pass” laminate gets a fan and one guest early admission into the show early and closer than ever. *Note: Early Entry Pit Pass is for early entry, actual concert ticket not included.
All six items are available on the band’s website, www.3doorsdown.com, for $125 (plus S&H and tax). Quantities are limited and only available online.
Hot on the heels of ultra-successful runs with Theory of a Deadman, Seether and the Puddle of Mudd Tour, Nashville favorites SafetySuit will grace the stage alongside multi-platinum artists 3 Doors Down and Hinder for what is poised to be one of the biggest rock tours of 2009. They’ll be kicking off a month long run on January 22nd in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Nearly a year after their debut single “Someone Like You” hit airwaves SafetySuit have garnered critical acclaim and widespread appeal. “Someone Like You” broke through the Hot A/C Top 30 and Alternative Top 15, while the accompanying music video is steadily climbing the VH1 charts-hitting #8 on the Top 20 Countdown week of 12/22. Their second single “Stay” will be impacting at Top 40 and Hot A/C in February.
“SafetySuit is a fantastic artist development story,” said Universal Motown President Sylvia Rhone. “They’ve built up a passionate grassroots following through constant touring, while our team has been working for the past year to seed their music across multiple platforms. They’re a great band with a long career ahead of them, and it’s gratifying to see everything coming together so beautifully.” To date four tracks from their debut album Life Left To Go, including “Someone Like You”, have been featured on the hit MTV reality show “The Hills”. The resulting sales increase is staggering; both mobile and digital track sales are up 1000% and full album sales are up 25%.
SAFETYSUIT ON TOUR:
Reading, PA-Sovereign Center, January 22nd (w/3 Doors Down & Hinder)
Johnson City, TN-Freedom Hall Civic Center, January 24th (w/3 Doors Down & Hinder)
Tallahassee, FL-Leon County Civic Center, January 27th (w/3 Doors Down & Hinder)
Orlando, FL-Hard Rock Live, January 28th (w/3 Doors Down)
Boca Raton, FL – Mizner Park Amphitheatre, January 30th (w/3 Doors Down)
3 Doors Down have rescheduled a series of U.S. shows from their hugely successful Wrigley’s Extra Fruit Sensation Summer Tour, the last leg of which was postponed due to Brad Arnold’s bout with laryngitis. 16 shows were postponed in all, with rescheduled dates being added in December (see below) and this coming January. The band was urged to postpone the remainder of their September dates on Doctor’s orders so that the tireless vocalist could properly rest his voice. The new December dates will also include on the bill San Diego band Switchfoot and Nashville Rockers American Bang.
Shows have already been rescheduled for December, with the band setting up pre-sales for the rescheduled dates. Tickets from the originally scheduled Orange Beach, AL and Pikeville, KY shows will be honored on their new dates. Fan club members will have access to a special pre-sale that will start on Monday afternoon. They will receive notification via the fan club about this pre-sale. Additionally, all other fans that purchased tickets previously will have access to a pre-sale for the rescheduled shows that will start on Wednesday for a limited time only. All necessary refunds can be obtained at point of purchase. In an attempt to further invite people to the shows, the band will be offering a select number of reduced priced “fan appreciation” tickets that will be sold on a first come-first serve basis. The band has also added a newly scheduled date on December 6th in Biloxi, MS at the Hard Rock Hotel that will benefit the band’s charity, The Better Life Foundation.
“We are excited to get back on the road,” stated Arnold. “It’s where we belong, and where we feel the closest to all our fans, who have been so supportive and loyal to us throughout the years.”
The band is also heading across the pond for a series of shows in the UK and Europe throughout the month of October and early November. The group will end their tour of Europe with a sold-out show in front of 6,000 people in Helsinki, Finland. It will be the first time rock fans will get an opportunity to see the band perform in the historic capital. Along with a very special first comes a very special last. 3 Doors Down earn the distinction of being the last band to perform at the famed Yankee Stadium in New York City after their appearance at the 2008 State Farm Home Run Derby on July 14th.
3 Doors Down has also just released a new single, “Let Me Be Myself,” from their smash new album
3 Doors Down. Their #1 Active Rock and Adult top 40 hit “It’s Not My Time” helped blaze the way for the new single, with “Let Me Be Myself” recently crowned as the most added new track at the Hot AC radio format. 3 Doors Down is also drawing acclaim by fans and critics as the most definitive release of the band’s platinum-plus repertoire (‘3 Doors Down has offered the strongest collection of their career’ wrote the Associated Press.) The band piled up even more raves this summer for their no-holds barred arena tour, the Wrigley’s Extra Fruit Sensation Summer Tour – which featured accomplished rockers Staind and Hinder.
3 Doors Down, the 4th studio release from the relentless fivesome, topped the Billboard Top album chart and the coveted iTunes Album chart during its opening week at the end of May, (their second #1 album debut in a row, and their fourth to reach the Top Ten). The CD has gone on to become one of the most consistent rock bestsellers of 2008. 3 Doors Down has sold more than 15 million albums in their career and is considered one of the premier rock bands of the past decade.
3 DOORS DOWN RESCHEDULED DECEMBER DATES:
12/4 Orange Beach AL – Wharf at Orange Beach – On Sale Now
12/6 Biloxi MS – Hard Rock Hotel (Band sponsored Better Life Foundation Event) – On Sale Now
12/9 Pikeville KY – Eastern Kentucky Events Center – On Sale Now
12/10 Cincinnati, OH – US Bank Arena – On Sale October 25th
12/12 Charlotte NC – Cricket Arena – On Sale October 18th
12/13 Hampton VA – Hampton Coliseum – On Sale October 25th
12/17 Greensboro NC – Greensboro Coliseum – On Sale October 18th
12/18 Fairfax VA – Patriot Center – On Sale October 18th
12/20 Atlanta GA – Gwinnett Center – On Sale October 25th
3 Doors Down will also be launching their much anticipated summer tour – the Wrigley’s Extra Fruit Sensation Summer Tour – scheduled to kick off in less than two weeks on July 9 in Maryland Heights, MO with rock warriors Staind and Hinder also joining the bill. The band will be performing a slew of new songs on the 20 city trek culled from their recently released smash album 3 Doors Down. The CD topped the Billboard Top album chart and the coveted iTunes Album chart during its opening week in late May, and has gone on to become one of the most consistent rock bestsellers of 2008. The new album has also snagged rave reviews, with the Associated Press affirming that ‘3 Doors Down has offered the strongest collection of their career.’ The band is currently readying their second single from the album, “Train.”
7/9/2008 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/11/2008 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
7/12/2008 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater
7/13/2008 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/16/2008 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/18/2008 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
7/19/2008 Harrington, DE Delaware State Fair
7/20/2008 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/22/2008 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
7/23/2008 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
7/25/2008 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Theme Park Resort
7/26/2008 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/27/2008 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Stadium
7/29/2008 Evansville, IN Roberts Stadium
7/30/2008 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/1/2008 Kearney, NE FirsTier Event Center
8/2/2008 Council Bluffs, IA Westfair Amphitheare
8/3/2008 Duluth, MN Bayfront Festival Park
8/6/2008 Sturgis, SD The Legendary Buffalo Chip
8/8/2008 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
8/21/2008 St. Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair Grandstand
8/23/2008 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
8/24/2008 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
8/26/2008 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
8/27/2008 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater
8/29/2008 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
8/30/2008 Kelseyville, CA Konocti Harbor Resort & Spa Amphitheare
8/31/2008 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
9/3/2008 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
9/4/2008 Valley Center, KS Kansas Coliseum
9/6/2008 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
9/7/2008 Burgettstown, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion
9/10/2008 Pikeville, KY Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center
9/12/2008 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
9/13/2008 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
9/14/2008 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheatre
9/16/2008 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
9/17/2008 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
9/19/2008 Bossier County, LA CenturyTel Center
9/20/2008 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Centre
9/21/2008 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
9/23/2008 Lafayette, LA Cajundome
9/25/2008 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
9/26/2008 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
9/27/2008 Orange Beach, AL Amphitheater at the Wharf
3 Doors Down will be taking on the hard-hit economy on this year’s summer jaunt, creating flexible, fan-friendly ticket prices that will vary in price, starting at $25 at most venues.
Below are dates for the 3 Doors Down Summer Tour With Staind and Hinder presented by Wrigley’s Extra Fruit Sensations:
Date City , Venue
July 9 Maryland Heights, MO UMB Bank Pavilion
July 11 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Theatre
July 12 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater
July 13 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Pavilion
July 15 Portland, ME Cumberland Co. Civic Center
July 16 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 18 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
July 19 Harrington, DC Delaware State Fair
July 20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 22 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center
July 25 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Theme Park
July 26 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
July 27 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Stadium
July 30 * Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theater
Aug 1* Kearney, NE Firstier Arena
Aug 2* Council Bluffs, IA West Fair Amphitheatre
Aug 6* Sturgis, SD Buffalo Chip Campground
Aug 8 Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
Aug 9 Brandon, Manitoba Turtle Crossing
Aug 21 St. Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair
Aug 23 Calgary, AB The Pengrowth Saddledome
Aug 24 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
Aug 26 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
Aug 27 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater
Aug 30 Kelseyville, CA Konocti Field Amphitheatre
Sept 3** Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sept 4 Wichita, KS Kansas Coliseum
Sept 6** Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Sept 7** Burgettstown, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
Sept 10** Pikeville, KY Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
Sept 12** Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Sept 14** Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach
Sept 16** Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre
Sept 17** Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sept 19** Bossier City, LA Century Tel Center
* Hinder replaced by Finger Eleven
** Staind replaced by Finger Eleven
3 Doors Down are putting up massive radio numbers with their first single, “Its Not My Time,” from their soon-to-be released self-titled album.
Artist: 3 Doors Down
Title: 3 Doors Down
3 Doors Down are putting up massive radio numbers with their first single, “Its Not My Time,” from their soon-to-be released self-titled album. Their much anticipated fourth studio album has spawned rock’s biggest radio hit of the year so far, with the debut single becoming the fastest moving song at Active Rock radio in the past five years. “The early radio success of “It’s Not My Time” is an incredible indication of more great things to come from this band and this album,” stated Monte Lipman, President & CEO of Universal Republic Records. “3 Doors Down have become a signature presence in rock through hard work and passionate songwriting that speaks directly to their audience. They have delivered a career-defining album that we cannot wait to get into the hands of fans.” The new CD has already got internet fans buzzing, with talk of other choice tracks such as the adrenalin fueled “Train,” and the rousing “It’s The Only One You’ve Got”, pointing to more milestones from the Mississippi five-some, from a new album steeped in rock anthems and power-driven radio hits. The follow-up to their #1 debut album, 2005’s Seventeen Days, lead singer Brad Arnold cites this effort as perhaps the most communal band effort. “3 Doors Down has always been about every band member giving everything we’ve got,” says the singer/songwriter. “On this album we really wanted to make every song count. We owe it to our fans who have been there to support us from day one.” The group’s followers have embraced “It’s Not My Time” in record numbers, making it one of the bigger request records of the new year. With nearly 13 million albums sold worldwide, the fiery group has rewritten the rock script on maintaining commercial success and securing rabid fan appeal without bowing to trends or compromising their grassroots approach. Braced by front-man Brad Arnold’s enduring vocal power, 3 Doors Down has put together an amazing streak of powerful albums and chart-topping singles, including their 6 million selling 2000 breakthrough effort, The Better Life, and epic mega-hit signature songs such as the #1 “Kryptonite,” and “When I’m Gone,” from 2003’s 4 million selling epic Away From The Sun. The group also broke with convention when writing the songs for the new album, holing up in a Nashville cabin together until the songs were completed, and then hightailing it down to Orlando, FL, to record the new CD with producer Johnny K. (he also helmed Seventeen Days).
“Train” – It’s not going to be a huge hit, yet there is a certain something that kept me coming back to hear it again wondering if it was going to be a hit or not. It didn’t take long before I was singing alone. Something has to be said about that.
“It’s The Only One You’ve Got” – A nice ballad that, unlike the other songs before it, don’t sound like a group who is trying too hard to write a good song. This sounds natural.
“It’s Not My Time” – The chords sound like Coldplay but the song itself sounds like an average 3 Doors Down song.
“Citizen/Soldier” – Great sentiment–terrible song.
“Give It To Me” – There is a point where Brad Arnold has to rush too many words into a line of the verse and that’s never a good sign.
3 Doors Down are some of the nicest guys in rock. Period. They are the type of band that you want to cheer for and hope every album is a success. Sadly, the self-titled album is forgettable. Even after numerous listens its hard to champion the album irregardless of my affinity for the band. It sounds like the guys rely too much on their usual formula and this time around it didn’t spur any creativity.