3 Doors Down Plays the Hits and Satisfies Crowd

3 Doors Down
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL

3 Doors Down First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre - Tinley Park, ILBrad – Vocals

I had forgotten just how many huge hits 3 Doors Down has had during its career, which kicked into high gear eight years ago in 2000.  I recognized almost every single song they played because they have all been played on commercial radio a million times!  3DD should seriously tour with Nickelback (again, so I can see them together) – then every single fan in the audience would know the words to EVERY SINGLE SONG ! I feel like 3DD and Nickelback have had more successful radio singles than any other rock bands in this decade. Since I had forgotten how many songs of theirs I love, I was so psyched when they played them at the show! I was singing my heart out with all of the surrounding die-hard fans all around me. It was great seeing how much the crowd adores this band.

3 Doors Down First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre - Tinley Park, ILChris – Guitar

Here are some of the songs from Sunday’s show:

Citizen Soldier

It’s Not My Time



Be Like That

Away from the Sun

When I’m Gone

Here Without You

Let Me Go

3 Doors Down First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre - Tinley Park, ILMatt – Guitar

The band is in the midst of a summer tour promoting their latest album, which is self-titled this time around. The new record (3 Doors Down) features the U.S. Army music video song Citizen/Soldier. The first time I heard this song was at the movie theater during the previews.  Actually, it was before the previews because for some reason, movie cinemas are now showing television commercials and music videos BEFORE the previews for upcoming movie releases.  Anyways, while my friend and I were sitting in the theater waiting for the previews to start, a music video for the U.S. Army comes on with a 3 Doors Down song playing along with footage of soldiers in the Middle East and more. I instantly recognized singer Brad’s voice and could tell from the sound of the song that it was 3 Doors Down. They have a very distinct type of song style.

3 Doors Down First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre - Tinley Park, ILTodd – Bass

I still don’t know whether 3DD was asked to write a song for a U.S. Army commercial/recruiting effort, or if some music supervisor placed a song the band had already written into the advertisement.  I am guessing it would be the first option because the band released that song in January as a Single.  The song is also featured on the new album that was released in May.  However the song came about doesn’t really matter to me though, I still think it rocks and I am glad the band collaborated with the Army to support our troops. Here are some more photos for you all.  Enjoy!

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  1. Sarah Watts says:

    I agree completely – 3DD has had several hit songs and most of us know every one. It’s just hard to want to listen to them since they were played to death on mainstream radio. But for kicks, going to a show with 3DD and Nickelback would be fun, but it may get a little monotonous. After all, my favorite part of a live show are the new songs the band plays before anyone else has heard them.

  2. latetotheparty says:

    3DD and Nickelback DID tour together in 2004……

  3. Sarah says:

    Great pics. I think a tour with Nickelback and 3DD would be awesome!

  4. jenna says:

    I saw them in Cleveland for the first time and can honestly say it was the best concert I have ever been too! They were amazing! I love hearing the hit songs because then I can sing along! Not real crazy about seeing them with Nickleback though. How about Snow Patrol or Collective Soul?


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