3 Doors Down was formed in the small Mississippi town of Escatawpa
in the mid 1990s by a group of high school friends. The band is
Brad Arnold, lead vocals; Matt Roberts, guitar; Todd Harrell,
bass and Chris Henderson, guitar.
selling 12 million albums since their debut in 2000, 3 Doors Down
are releasing their third studio album entitled Seventeen Days
(Republic/Universal) on February 8, 2005. The album, recorded
at Ocean Way Studios in Nashville, Tennessee and produced by Johnny
K (Finger 11, Disturbed) features twelve original songs including
the road weary ballad "Landing In London" which features
a trio consisting of vocalist and drummer Brad Arnold, guitarist
Matt Roberts and bassist Todd Harrell, the band soon added guitarist
Chris Henderson and retained a studio drummer so that Arnold could
come forward and sing live.
first single "Let Me Go" was released to rock radio
in December 2004 and is already Top 10 on most rock stations nationwide
and climbing the Top Twenty of Billboard's various rock charts,
including #9 Mainstream Rock (1/29/05) and #16 Modern Rock (1/29/05).
video for "Let Me Go" was added to national formats
(Jan 28) and features young actors Jodi Lyn O'Keefe (Boston Legal)
and Jesse Metcalfe (Desperate Housewives).
to hit singles, 3 Doors Down have had six #1 singles - "Kryptonite,"
"Duck & Run," "Loser," "Be Like That,"
"When I'm Gone" and "Here Without You," making
them one of the most popular and consistently successful rock
bands in recent history. According to Billboard Magazine, they
were the first debut act to ever have had a #1 single at four
different radio formats simultaneously with "Kryptonite"
and the quintet went on to win the 2003 Billboard Music Awards
for "Best Pop/Rock Group" and "Best Hot 100 Single,"
as well as earning the distinction of seeing "When I'm Gone"
become the most played song in 2003 according to the Nielson Vegas
for Artist of the Year: Modern AC Radio. In the past four years,
3 Doors Down have moved from accomplishment to accomplishment,
clearly establishing themselves as an exceptional band, both in
the studio and on stage.
Days promises to continue the high standards set by its successful
forbears. It is the band's first studio album since 2002's multi-platinum
Away from The Sun and the first new material since 2003's RIAA
Gold certified live EP Another 700 Miles. Seventeen Days shows
growth and maturity in both musicianship and songwriting. talents
over the course of the disc, easily transitioning from aggro rockers
like "Live For Today" to plaintive ballads such as the
album closing "Here By Me."
live band, 3 Doors Down stands among the top concert draws in
North America, performing over 300 sold-out live shows a year.
The band plan to tour extensively for Seventeen Days and have
some special events lined up for fans including a live concert
at the Daytona International for 200,000 people on February 12th.
of the concert will air live on Fox-TV. In addition to the Daytona
event, the band will be part of the Lynyrd Skynyrd's Super Bowl
Saturday Night Special, airing live on CMT, 9pm EST February 5th
from Jacksonville, Fl. They will perform their new single "Let
Me Go" on The Late Show with David Letterman, February 8.