Is it just me or do some tours hit your radar and you sit wondering how the powers that be would think that it would work. Oh I’m not talking about this latest bit of news from 3 Doors Down who are teaming up with Collective Soul for the “Rock and Roll Express Tour” with support from Soul Asylum because all three of these bands seem to have come from the same musical menu and are a lock when put in the same place. Check out the full press release and dates and know that I’ll be back with some closing editorial.
The Press Release:
Nashville, TN — With more than 30 million albums sold, 18 million digital single sales, billions of streams and 12 iconic hits combined, 3 Doors Down and Collective Soul are inviting fans aboard The Rock & Roll Express Tour this summer with special guest Soul Asylum on select dates. Produced by Live Nation, the amphitheater outing will kick off July 6 in Atlanta, GA and travel to 36 cities across North America before wrapping September 16 in Phoenix, AZ.
3 Doors Down will be bringing the “On-Stage VIP Rock & Roll Express Viewing Platform” to a city near you this summer. This package offers VIP On-Stage Viewing From the Rock & Roll Express Deck, situated on stage for their entire set along with meeting the band, premium ticket for Collective Soul’s set and much more. All VIP packages will be available starting Tuesday, March 27th at 10am local time. More information can be found at the website at the close.
3 Doors Down’s Brad Arnold shares, “Soul Asylum, Collective Soul and 3 Doors Down, That’s’ a big night of hits! I’m looking forward to hopping on the Rock & Roll Express this summer. It’s gonna be fun!” Collective Soul’s Ed Roland adds, “It’s going to be an exciting summer! Not only are we going to be out with a great band, but also some great friends. I look forward to seeing everyone come out and rock with us, 3 Doors Down, and Soul Asylum.”
Grammy Award®-nominated multiplatinum Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down has been captivating audiences around the world for nearly two decades. With 20 million albums sold globally their success has been fueled by hits including “Kryptonite,” “When I’m Gone,” “Here Without You, and “It’s Not My Time.”
Collective Soul rose to international fame in 1993 with the rock anthem “Shine.” The multiplatinum quintet has a catalog of #1 hits under their belts that has helped shape and define alternative rock. Collective Soul will also perform at 3 Doors Down’s 15th Annual “The Better Life Foundation Concert” this fall. The event will take place at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, NC for the third year in a row on October 27th. To date, The Better Life Foundation has donated over $3 Million dollars to veterans, children, women’s and humanitarian relief efforts domestically and around the globe.
The Tour Dates:
7/06: Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
7/07: Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
7/10: Boca Raton, FL @ Mizner Park Amphitheater
7/11: Tampa, FL @ Al Lang Stadium
7/13: Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
7/14: Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum
7/15: Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented By Huntsman
7/17: Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
7/18: Cedar Park, TX @ H-E-B Center
7/20: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Zoo Amphitheatre
7/21: Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/24: Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
7/26: Minneapolis, MN @ Armory
7/27: West Bend, WI @ Washington County Fair
7/28: Riverside, IA @ Riverside Casino *
8/03: Clearfield, PA @ Clearfield County Fair *
8/04: Kalamazoo, MI @ Wings Event Center
8/07: Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
8/08: Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center At The Heights*
8/10: Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
8/11: Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
8/14: Brookhaven, NY @ The Amphitheater at Bald Hill
8/16: Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun *
8/18: Niagara Falls, NY @ Seneca Niagara Hotel & Casino *
8/19: Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa *
8/21: Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavilion *
8/22: Greensboro, NC @ White Oak Amphitheatre
8/24: Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
8/25: Simpsonville, SC @ Heritage Park Amphitheatre
9/06: Lemoore, CA @ Tachi Palace Casino *
9/07: Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Report *
9/08: Funner, CA @ Harrah’s Resort Socal *
9/11: Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium *
9/12: Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fair *
9/14: Mescalero, NM @ Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino *
9/16: Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre *
9/27: Cherokee, NC @ Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Report **
No Soul Asylum – *; The Better Live Foundation Concert – **
3 DOORS DOWN: Formed in 1995, Grammy Award®-nominated multiplatinum Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down consistently captivates audiences worldwide. The quintet’s many accolades include selling 20 million albums globally, receiving three Grammy nominations, and winning two American Music Awards, and five BMI Pop Awards for songwriting including “Songwriter of the Year.” Their debut The Better Life, became certified six-times RIAA platinum in 2000 and was fueled by the success of juggernaut hit “ Kryptonite.” This was followed by 2002’s sophomore album, Away from the Sun which went triple-platinum and saw similar success with “When I’m Gone” and “Here Without You.” 2005’s platinum Seventeen Days and 2008’s 3 Doors Down each earned #1 debuts on the Billboard Top 200, while Time of My Life landed at #3 in 2011. Ignited by the single “In The Dark,” 3 Doors Down unleashed their sixth full-length album, Us and the Night, which debuted top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 in 2016.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Thinking back on my MANY years as a music fans and mentally going over all of the concerts that I have seen through the years I have to say that I have NEVER managed to catch any of these three bands despite having enjoyed a number of their songs. As a matter of fact, some of my biggest chances to hear these three groups music was from watching cover bands in my hometown. Heck, I even played a few of them in my own group during rehearsals but I digress. I’d like to catch this one but am not sure that the closest date to my Media HQ will be able to be done based on family vacations. What do you readers think about this tour? Is it something that you’d likely attend? Let me know down in the comments section below.