3 Doors Down
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
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.
Here are some of the songs from Sunday’s show:
It’s Not My Time
Be Like That
Away from the Sun
When I’m Gone
Here Without You
Let Me Go
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.
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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