3 DOORS DOWN DELIVER CHRISTMAS EARLY
Eight-Track Acoustic Digital EP Available December 8
Nashville, TN (December 1, 2009) – Bringing Christmas cheer a bit early, 3 Doors Down are set to release an 8-song EP of acoustic versions of tracks from their current release, 3 Doors Down, including two versions (full band and acoustic) of a newly penned Christmas track, “Where My Christmas Lives,” announced today. Titled Where My Christmas Lives, the EP will be available at iTunes and all digital retailers for $5.99, as well as the studio and separately the acoustic version of “Where My Christmas Lives” will be available each digitally for .99.
’Where My Christmas Lives’ is a song about family. Family is what makes Christmas what it is. The times we share with family at Christmas make memories that last forever,” said lead singer Brad Arnold.
Recorded in Nashville with long-time producer Johnny K (Plain White T’s, Finger Eleven), the tracklisting as follows:
“Where My Christmas Lives” (studio version)
“It’s Not My Time”
“The Only One You’ve Got”
“Your Arms Feel Like Home”
“Let Me Be Myself”
“Where My Christmas Lives” (acoustic version)
3 Doors Down have a busy season ahead, keeping their fans full of holiday cheer with their limited edition Ultimate Fan Pack, which includes a re-mastered Green Vinyl “The Better Life” LP with new album artwork, re-mastered “The Better Life” CD with new artwork, an 18” X 24” poster, “The Better Life” long sleeve tee and a true collector’s item, their “Early Entry Pit Pass,” and the bonus – an instant download: the Remastered “Kryptonite” mp3 single. For more information on the fanpack visit www.3doorsdown.com
On December 5, the band will return to their home state for a concert benefiting Gulf Coast children’s charities. The Better Life Foundation Presents 3 Doors Down & Friends, the sixth annual concert and silent auction for their Mobile, AL-based charity, is sponsored by the Mississippi National Guard and will take place at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi. The event begins with a charity ride sponsored by the Mississippi National Guard, followed by an auction of select items including a cabin for their “VH1 Best Cruise Ever,” taking place April 15-19, 2010 (performers include 3 Doors Down, Lifehouse, Shinedown, and special guests Carolina Liar, Finger Eleven, SAFETYSUIT and more). There is also a raffle for an $80,000 “Citizen Soldier II” motorcycle custom-built by Bourget’s Bike Works. Culminating the event will be special performances by 3 Doors Down, Aaron Lewis (lead vocalist and guitarist of the multi-platinum rock band Staind), Ed Kowalczyk from Live, and Mobile-based Top Of The Orange. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi box office. Raffle tickets are currently available for $10 and can be purchased through The Better Life Foundation and 3 Doors Down websites (buyers do not need to be present at the event to win). For more information please call 251-586-2208 or visit www.TheBetterLifeFoundation.org.
Since forming in 1995, the Mississippi rock quintet 3 Doors Down has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide, generated seven #1 hits, and have consistently headlined sold-out tours throughout North America. They have been celebrated within the music community with multiple Grammy nominations and Billboard Awards, numerous American Music Awards,
a Blockbuster Award, and multiple BMI Awards including the coveted Songwriter of the Year. The band’s 2005 release, Seventeen Days, was their first to debut #1 on Billboard’s Top Albums chart. The current album, 3 Doors Down, is their second studio album to debut at #1 (as well as their fourth album to reach the Top Ten), and includes the #1 Top 40 and #1 Mainstream Rock track “It’s Not My Time.” 3 Doors Down are currently VH1 Save The Music’s 2008-2009 Ambassadors along with Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Chris Webber, Gavin DeGraw, Ne-Yo, Johnny Rzeznik, Natasha Bedingfield, The Fray, Tamia, and Venus Williams. They were most recently honored with a 2009 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Musical Composition (Popular) for the album “3 Doors Down.”
In 2005, the community-minded band, chose to begin giving back to their beloved Mississippi by starting their own charity, The Better Life Foundation. Named after their first album, they had a goal in mind: To give as many children between Mobile and Biloxi, a chance at a better life. Since its inception TBLF has gone on to support numerous charities nationwide, as well as providing aid and assistance to the Gulf Coast region of Mississippi during Hurricane Katrina.
3 Doors Down is lead singer/songwriter Brad Arnold, lead guitarist Matt Roberts, rhythm guitarist Chris Henderson, bassist Todd Harrell and drummer Greg Upchurch.