3 DOORS DOWN, THEORY OF A DEADMAN, SAVING ABEL
PERFORM AT THE 7TH ANNUAL THE BETTER LIFE FOUNDATION EVENT
IN TUNICA, MISSISSIPPI
New Location For the 2-Day Event on November 12-13
Tickets Go On Sale at 10 am CT at Ticketmaster and Horseshoe Casino/Hotel, August 27
Citizen Soldier III Custom Bourget’s Bike Works Motorcycle Raffle
Mobile, AL (August 23, 2010) – Grammy®-nominated, multi-platinum rockers 3 Doors Down will once again return to their home state for a concert benefiting children’s charities. The Better Life Foundation Presents 3 Doors Down & Friends, the seventh annual concert and silent auction for their Mobile, AL-based charity, will take place at Horseshoe Casino/Hotel on Friday, November 12 and culminating with a live performance on Saturday, November 13. The 2-day event has moved location from Biloxi to Tunica and as a bonus for fans, is earlier than in years past. The event is sponsored by the Mississippi Army National Guard and boasts a complete schedule of events including Charity Ride, Clay Shoot, Silent Auction and live performance of 3 Doors Down with special guests gold-certified Canadian rock band Theory Of A Deadman and gold-certified Mississippi rock act Saving Abel.
The Better Life Foundation has donated close to $2,000,000 to various charities nationwide since it’s inception in 2003, though the main focus is on Gulf Coast organizations. Past ‘friends’ who have joined 3 Doors Down for the annual event include Lynryd Skynyrd, Staind, Sara Evans, Shinedown, Hinder, James Otto, Big Kenny of Big and Rich, Aaron Lewis of Staind, Ed Kowalczyk of Live, Alter Bridge, Tracy Lawrence and Switchfoot.
General admission floor ($50) and VIP balcony tickets ($150, includes food and bar) go on sale August 27 at 10:00am CT through Ticketmaster and the Horseshoe Casino/Hotel Tunica box office. Raffle tickets are currently available for an $80,000 “Citizen Soldier III” motorcycle custom-built by Bourget’s Bike Works. Raffle tickets are $10 and can be purchased through the website (buyers do not need to be present at the event to win) and more info on the “Citizen Solder III” can be found at http://www.bourgets.com/citizensoldier.htm. For more information or VIP tickets please visit www.TheBetterLifeFoundation.org. For VIP fanclub package information please visit 3ddfanclub.net.
Schedule of events:
Friday, November 12
9:00am-2:00pm – Charity Ride from Jackson, MS to Roadhouse, Tunica, MS
2:00-4:00pm – Reception at the Roadhouse for Charity Ride participants
Saturday, November 13
9:00am-1:00pm – Clay Shoot – The Willows, Tunica, MS
2:00-4:45pm – Auction
5:30pm – Citizen Solder III Raffle
6:00-11:00pm – Concert
In 2003, the community-minded band chose to begin giving back to their beloved Mississippi by starting their own charity, The Better Life Foundation, a 501(c)(3) federally tax exempt non-profit organization. Named after their first album, they had a goal in mind: To give every child a chance at ‘The 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.
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 fourth studio album, 3 Doors Down, is their second release 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 support music programs including being named VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s 2009-2010 Ambassador along with Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, The Fray, and others. In 2009 they were honored by their home state with a Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Musical Composition (Popular) for the album 3 Doors Down. Recently they claimed 3 spots on Billboard Magazine’s ‘End of the Decade’ list incluiding the #1 Mainstream Rock track of the decade with the NASA anthem “Kryptonite,” “When I’m Gone” came in at #3, and “Loser,” from the band’s 6 million selling debut album, The Better Life, is on the chart at #6! 3 Doors Down are currently in the studio recording their fifth album set for release in the fall of 2010.
For more information on 3 Doors Down visit www.3doorsdown.com