3 Doors Down has become a staple in alternative rock since first embarking on their venture in 1996 in Mississippi. The band originally consisted of Brad Arnold (lead vocals, drums), Todd Harrell (bass guitar), and Matt Roberts (lead guitar) Chris Henderson (rhythm guitar). With the first three albums hitting certified platinum status and some even hitting it multiple times; just like their debut album “The Better Life” which was declared 6x platinum.
During a trip to Foley, Alabama that they came up with their official name. When the three men were walking through the town, they saw a building where some letters had fallen off its sign, and it read “Doors Down”. Since at the time they consisted of three people, they added the “3” to create “3 Doors Down”. The cover of their 2011 album “Time of My Life” hints at the original number of band members (3) and current band members (5); the clock on the album cover reads 3:05.
The band has released 6 studio albums and sold over 20 MILLION albums worldwide. 3 Doors Down has taken stage along side some of the greatest bands past and present with the likes of ZZ Top, KISS, Three Days Grace, Shinedown, Nickleback, Bob Seger, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Currently 3 Doors Down is on tour with Collective Soul on their “Rock & Roll Express Tour” with special guest Soul Asylum. This tour is action packed with hits galore! For news, updates and tour info check out their website here!
The 15th Annual The Better Life Foundation Concert will take place at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort on October 27th, 2018 in Cherokee, NC. Tickets & VIP packages are available for purchase now. Click here to purchase yours now!
About The Better Life Foundation:
The mission of The Better Life Foundation is to make a positive change in the lives of children in need of food, shelter and medical assistance, and to enhance the lives of children and young adults in need. Each year The Better Life Foundation works to raise money that can be distributed to organizations and hospitals that serve as the vehicle to fulfill the mission of children being afforded a better life in which they can develop their potential, achieve their goals, and, become caring and responsible adults.
3 Doors Down established The Better Life Foundation in March of 2004 with the mission to make a positive change in the lives of children and young adults. The organization is a 501(c)(3) federally tax-exempt charity.
Each year the benefit weekend is the primary source of donations and funding for the foundation. To date, the foundation has raised and distributed over $3,000,000 to reputable children’s charities, local municipalities, and faith-based groups to achieve its goals in helping communities and children in need.
In 2005 when hurricane Katrina stuck New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, The Better Life Foundation was committed to donating funds, providing support and relief to southern Mississippi that was largely overlooked by the press and media. Working directly with local municipalities the foundation provided funding to support the rebuilding process as well as buying fire trucks and police cars.
The artist, music community and luminaries from the world of sports and racing have rallied around 3 Doors Down and their efforts through The Better Life Foundation for over a decade. Past guest performers have included: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tracey Lawrence, Shinedown, Staind, Hinder, Sara Evans, Muzikmafia, Daughtry, Theory of a Deadman, Jamey Johnson, SEETHER, Saving Abel and more.
For more information: www.TheBetterLifeFoundation.org