3 Doors Down:
3 Doors Down brought Southern Rock back to prominence with their hit debut album in 2000. Ever since The Better Life was released, 3 Doors Down have been a mainstay on the radio dial and on the concert circuit. 3 Doors Down tour dates are currently scheduled internationally to promote their upcoming fifth disc. Don't miss a date on the 3 Doors Down concert schedule; use Eventful as your source for 3 Doors Down tour dates and concert tour information.
The band was formed in 1996 with friends Brad Arnold (vocalist), Matt Roberts (guitarist), and Todd Harrell (bassist) in their native Escatawpa, Mississippi. They were high school students playing cover music and trying to hone their skills for several years before putting together an official demo. They recorded and produced their first hit single "Kryptonite" in 1999 which was featured on their EP and garnered the attention of a local radio station. The band was flown to New York for a showcase at the legendary CBGB music club and eventually signed to Republic Records. Knowing that they already had a radio hit on their hands with "Kryptonite", the bandmates quickly produced and recorded The Better Life in 2000. The album was a runaway success and has been certified six times Platinum in the United States and remains their best selling album to-date. 3 Doors Down tour dates were scheduled on a national outing to support the album.
They returned in 2002 with Away from the Sun which featured the massively successful military anthem "Here Without You". The 3 Doors Down concert schedule included another international tour to support the album which has been certified four times platinum. They released Seventeen Days in 2005 which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, becoming their first #1 album. The guys teamed up with Lynyrd Skynyrd for the Seventeen Days Tour which heated up the Southern venues throughout the year. They released their self-titled fourth album in 2008 which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 becoming their second consecutive album to accomplish the feat.
While the band didn't achieve the same feat with their fifth album Time of My Life, it did debut at #3; a much better start than most artists. The album chronicled their journey to fame and how it has changed/unchanged the band. Unfortunately, a new album and tour dates were delayed due to the departure of bassist Todd Harrell, but 3 Doors Down won't be able to stay idle for long.
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When Seattle grunge went mainstream, it was only a matter of time before the ripple effect was felt in regions other than the Pacific Northwest. Georgia quintet Collective Soul, along with fellow inheritors of the now commercially lucrative post-grunge landscape like Live, Bush, and Candlebox, developed the genre into a more succinct brand of angst, turning the sonic cacophony of bands like Mudhoney and the Melvins into radio-friendly hard rock.
Collective Soul -- taken from a line in Ayn Rand's book The Fountainhead, were formed in the small town of Stockbridge in the early '90s by principal songwriter Ed Roland (lead vocals/keyboards/guitars), guitarists Dean Roland and Joel Kosche, and rhythm section Will Turpin (bass/percussion) and Shane Evans (drums/percussion). Originally released in 1993 on the Atlanta indie label Rising Storm, Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid proved popular enough on the local level that it was picked up the following year by Atlantic. Within months of its release, "Shine" became a modern rock and MTV staple, and Collective Soul found themselves with a platinum debut, playing everywhere from arenas with Aerosmith to Woodstock 1994.
They released the eponymous sophomore effort the following year, which featured the hits "World I Know" and "December," once again going multi-platinum, but their fan base began to wane upon the release of 1997's Disciplined Breakdown. Released in 1999, Dosage was a return to form for the group, yielding the hit singles "Run" and "Heavy," but despite their best efforts, the post-grunge genre was suffering under the weight of the emerging nu-metal scene. In 2000 they released Blender, an image-seeking misfire that saw the group attempting a clean-cut (no facial hair) image and mixing in heavily produced AOR with dance-pop, even performing a duet with Elton John. The following year, fans were treated to 7even Year Itch: Collective Soul's Greatest Hits 1994-2001. In 2004, the group returned to their roots, bringing on new guitar player Joel Kosche and releasing the stripped-down and dynamic Youth on its own El Music Group imprint. An eight song EP (From the Ground Up) arrived the following year.