3 Doors Down announced today their plans for a full headline summer tour in celebration of the upcoming self-titled Universal Republic Records release, 3 Doors Down, to be made available everywhere on May 20th. 3 Doors Down promises the shows will be one of the summer concert season’s more rocking bills, tearing it up live across the US with two of the most invincible road warrior bands, Boston-based Staind and notorious Oklahoma fivesome Hinder.
In a show of their heartfelt affection for their fans, 3 Doors Down is also taking on the hard-hit economy, creating flexible, fan-friendly ticket prices that will vary in price, starting at $25 at all venues. Charismatic front man Brad Arnold affirms he recalls a thing or two as a huge music fan himself about saving a penny in order to see your favorite rock band. “Being from Mississippi, I remember how great it was to head out to a rock concert as soon as the weather broke,” says Brad. “We’re so grateful to our fans for being there through thick and thin and supporting our new single “It’s Not My Time,” the idea of keeping ticket prices down is just one way we plan to return the favor. Of course, the upside to this is we will be accepting no excuses when it comes to having a great time at one of our shows.”
Drawing on almost a decade of material (and 13 million albums sold worldwide), the acclaimed rockers will be rolling out several songs from the new 3 Doors Down album on their new show. The self-titled follow-up to their platinum-plus 2005 effort Seventeen Days, has been the subject of a frenzied online buzz, with fans speculating over set-lists and repertoire choices culled from previous 3 Doors Down multi-platinum releases. The new effort embodies the fiery passion and restless creativity fans have come to expect from the versatile band, with the scorching kickoff single, “It’s Not My Time,” becoming a dominate staple of 2008 Active Rock and Alernative playlists.
The melodic/tough-around-the-edges Mississippi/Nashville-based band first thundered into the rock scene at the top of the decade, redefining the music landscape with their across-the-board smash “Kryptonite.” The excitement continues to build around the veteran band as fans and critics anticipate the highly touted new album and the stellar 2008 lineup for the summer tour.
In the past decade, Staind has had four No. 1 singles at mainstream rock radio, seen six more singles break the Top 10, and watched their last three albums debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Album Chart. The group has earned their place as one of the most successful rock bands of the new millennium, with four major-label studio recordings and a highly anticipated new release due later this summer. Staind’s music and core sound remains timely and relevant, as the group’s primary focus has always been songwriting over fashion and the latest trend.
Channeling the spirit of 80s arena rock, Hinder released their Universal Records debut, Extreme Behavior, in September of 2005 going triple platinum and spent 2 ½ years on the road in support remaining on Billboard’s Top 200 for more than 70 weeks. Their first single, the anthemic “Get Stoned,” crowned them as rock’s new bad boys taking them to #4 at Mainstream Rock. The band’s second single, the monster hit “Lips Of An Angel” reached #1 at Mainstream Top 40 radio as well as becoming the first rock band to reach 3 million in ring tone sales making them the biggest selling rock artist in the history of the mobile formats. The hit song was also recognized as Active Rock Radio’s most popular rock single of 2006. Following up with “Better Than Me,” Hinder once again had a Mainstream Top 40 radio hit peaking at #21. Hinder are currently in the studio recording their sophomore release, slated for September, once again with producer Brian Howes.
3 Doors Down Summer Tour with Staind and Hinder
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, DE — 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
(Finger Eleven replaces Hinder)
Aug 6 Sturgis, SD — Buffalo Chip Campground
(Finger Eleven replaces Staind and Hinder)
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
Sept 6 Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center
(Staind not performing on this show)
Sept 7 Burgettstown, PA — Post Gazette Pavilion
(Staind not performing on this show)