Wednesday, September 17, 2003

3 Doors Down Plays Washington College, October 18

Chestertown, MD, September 17, 2003 — The post-grunge quartet 3 Doors Down, with opening band Seether, will play Washington College's Lifetime Fitness Center on Saturday, October 18. Doors open at 7 p.m., concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale September 22 for students and September 26 for general public. Tickets are available to Washington College students for $15.00 at the Student Affairs office and $25.00 for the general public through MusicToday, $30 for the general public the day of the show.
Born in the small town of Escatawpa, MS, 3 Doors Down was formed in the mid-1990s by friends Brad Arnold, Matt Roberts, and Todd Harrell, with guitarist Chris Henderson added to the line-up shortly afterwards. 3 Doors Down established themselves as one of the leading live attractions on the local circuit and released a self-titled demo CD in 1997. With a beefy sound, explosive dynamics and a high-impact blend of modern sonics and timeless rock conventions, 3 Doors Down became took a showcase slot at New York's CBGB's, which eventually led to a deal with the Universal Records subsidiary, Republic. Drummer Richard Liles was added to the line-up during recording sessions for the band's major label debut to allow Arnold to concentrate on vocals. The band's first major label release, The Better Life, elicited immediate comparisons to Matchbox 20. With tracks alternately evoking a slick, post-grunge sound or heavy, 1970s-style melodic rock, The Better Life became one of the surprise hits of the summer of 2000, reaching double platinum status and breaking into the Billboard Top 10. The band's second album, Away From The Sun, was also a national hit and launched the successful single, “When I'm Gone.”
Opening act Seether formed in 1999 in their home country of South Africa. Their first release, Fragile, gained instant notoriety and the band subsequently emerged as a top live draw. Their latest release, Disclaimer, was produced by Jay Baumgardner (Papa Roach, Drowning Pool) and features the songs "Pig," "Needles," and "Gasoline."
The concert is sponsored by Washington College's Student Events Board and Student Government Association.

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