|Third Day Announces Tour Dates!
30 May 2006
Platinum-selling, triple GRAMMY and multiple Dove Award winning rock band Third Day is pleased to announce the upcoming Fall’06 leg of their hugely popular “Wherever You Are” Tour. With plans to hit 38 markets, including Houston, New York City, Atlanta, Portland and Seattle, fans and promoters alike are anticipating a great show, and the continuation of blockbuster attendance numbers that have been ever increasing over Third Day’s illustrious, decade-long career.
In addition to the return of the popular worship band David Crowder Band to a majority of the dates on this new leg, lead singer Mac Powell is proud to announce special guest, RKT Music recording artist, Hyper Static Union. “Touring with DCB was everything we expected and more! The audiences were not the only ones entertained and inspired by these guys, we were as well. We’re thrilled to be able to tour with them again. With the addition of Hyper Static Union on the fall tour it's sure to be an even more exciting night!” *David Crowder Band will not perform on all tour dates. The artist performing on those dates will be announced soon.
Over the course of the band’s Spring ’06 leg that included 34 dates, nearly 140,000 fans came out to see the high-energy, worship-driven show from Christian music’s most popular rock band. Having partnered with Chevrolet for almost half a decade, Third Day experienced 16 sellouts including major markets Atlanta, New York City, Chicago, Fairfax, Nashville, Greensboro, Sacramento, Phoenix, Oklahoma City, and more. Attendance averaged 4000+ over the course of this Spring ’06 leg of its “Wherever You Are” tour.
Drummer David Carr communicated honestly, “We had up nights and down nights—so to speak—as far as audiences and energy goes, but it seemed that the one constant was that each night many lives were touched and moved a little closer to the healing hand of God. We can not claim one iota of credit for that but we are grateful that we were instrumental in that process.”
“It's incredible how much energy is generated from a sellout show,” guitarist Brad Avery expressed. “The room almost bursts at the seams with fan excitement. Promoters have done a tremendous job getting the word out about these events and because of that, we have been blessed with many sellouts. Hats off to them and everyone involved, and thanks most of all to the fans for coming out and making this an amazing tour."
Throughout the Spring leg of their most recent tour, Third Day fans were activated by the band’s humanitarian efforts, with just shy of 2000 child sponsorships gained for World Vision’s new campaign for the Center For Rehabilitation in Gulu, Uganda and HOPE Children from Uganda and surrounding areas. “We were very pleased to see our audience's incredible response to the crisis of child soldiers and night commuters in Northern Uganda,” added bassist Tai Anderson. “We first learned about this issue through the documentary film, “Invisible Children: Rough Cut.” Our fan’s response will directly affect World Vision's ability to continue their amazing work for the victims of the LRA in northern Uganda. In addition, our concerts made a significant first step in raising awareness toward this often overlooked issue for the church in America.”
Earlier this year Third Day received its fourth consecutive GRAMMY nod for its Live Wire CD, and completed the Spring leg of its “Wherever You Are Tour” selling out theaters and arenas all over the country. Over the past decade, Third Day has amassed 22 #1 radio singles and sold almost six million albums, with RIAA certifications including one Platinum record, one Platinum DVD, and five Gold records. They have garnered 24 career Dove Awards, two GRAMMY Awards (from six nominations), two consecutive American Music Award nods, multiple ASCAP honors, developed an historic partnership with Chevrolet, and developed a touring record second to none by playing for audiences reaching into the millions. In addition to these many accolades, the band is most proud of their humanitarian efforts that include raising nearly $200,000 for the victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita and encouraging over 15,000 fans to sponsor children across the globe through the work of World Vision. www.ThirdDay.com.
*A complete list of dates and markets is available on www.ThirdDay.com
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