3 Doors Down
|3 Doors Down, from Escatawpa, Mississippi have grown into one of modern Rock’s most enduring outfits, played on mainstream and specialist radio stations alike. 3 Doors Down burst onto a flagging Grunge scene in 1994, restricted to playing their crisp blend of metal-jag rock and Nu Grunge – for want of a better term – at local venues. Several years of artistic honing followed, in which 3 Doors Down tickets slowly began to mean something to their devoted core of fans. 3 Doors Down concerts were a place where young people could hear the clarity of a new sound, a developing sense of focus and post-Grunge form. Eventually, proof that something real was happening came in the form of a record; 3 Doors Down’s debut album, The Better Life, is a disc that remains as refreshing today as it was on its release in early 2000.
3 Doors Down’s “Kryptonite,” was the key that unlocked their creative Fortress of Solitude, propelling them into the limelight. The song had already generated much interest in their locale, but suddenly 3 Doors Down concerts were planned for clubs as famous as CBGB’s in New York City. The time had arrived; 3 Doors Down tickets went onsale and everybody wanted one. The rest is history, in a way.
3 Doors Down began as a trio. Drummer/vocalist Brad Arnold was the leading light, with guitarist Matt Roberts and bassist Todd Harrell functioning as wing and rudder, respectively. A fourth member, in the form of Chris Henderson on guitar, was added, and a new drummer enabled Arnold to lend full rein to his live vocal demonstrations. Arnold is a born enigma – as his timeless “Kryptonite” proves – and this new arrangement brought out the best in him and the others. By the time the first 3 Doors Down concert at CBGB occurred, major record labels were gravitating towards the band. Republic Records produced the debut The Better Life in February 2000, and 3 Doors Down tickets were the talk of the music world. The next few years saw demand for 3 Doors Down tickets grow even more. The band continually toured until 2004, playing their Away from the Sun set, the second 3 Doors Down album providing much momentum for a coast to coast 3 Doors Down tour schedule that never seemed to end. Seventeen Days was releaed in early 2005 debuting at Number One on the Billboard 200. Amazingly, Seventeen Days hit platinum within one week of release. No wonder 3 Doors Down concert tickets are thin on the gorund right now! This latest self-titled album also made an impressive introduction, hitting the top of that same Billboard chart and setting us up for a tantalizing 3 Doors Down tour in 2009!