‘Rock & Roll Express Tour’ ft. 3 Doors Down, Collective Soul, and Soul Asylum Coming To Armory 7/26


3 Doors Down is an American rock band from Escatawpa, Mississippi, that formed in 1996. The band originally consisted of Brad Arnold (lead vocals, drums), Todd Harrell (bass guitar), and Matt Roberts (lead guitar) Chris Henderson (rhythm guitar). The band rose to international fame with their first single, “Kryptonite”, which placed in the top three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The band then signed with Republic Records and released their debut album, The Better Life, in 2000. The album was the 11th-best-selling album of the year and was certified 6x platinum in the United States. The group was later joined by drummer Richard Liles, who played during the tour for their first album.

The band’s second album, Away from the Sun (2002), continued the band’s success; it debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart, went multi-platinum in the U.S. like its predecessor, and spawned the hits “When I’m Gone” and “Here Without You”. The band toured extensively for two years. Daniel Adair played drums on tour from 2002 to 2006. This configuration played nearly 1,000 shows across the world following the release of Away from the Sun. In 2005, Greg Upchurch (Puddle of Mudd) joined to play drums to replace Adair. 3 Doors Down released their third album, Seventeen Days in 2005. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified platinum within one month of release. Their fourth album, 3 Doors Down (2008), also debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The band’s fifth studio album, Time of My Life (2011) debuted at No. 3 on the charts.

Collective Soul is an American rock band originally from Stockbridge, Georgia. Now based in Atlanta, the group consists of lead vocalist Ed Roland, rhythm guitarist Dean Roland, bassist Will Turpin, drummer Johnny Rabb and lead guitarist Jesse Triplett. 

The band’s ninth studio album, See What You Started by Continuing, was released on October 2, 2015 by Vanguard Records. The album’s lead single, “This,” made its premiere on July 15, 2015 at USA Today. The band has made “This” available as a free download on their website. Collective Soul have begun recording songs for their tenth studio album, which is planned to be released as a double album in February 2019. The band played two new songs, titled “Right as Rain” and “Rule Number One,” from the upcoming album at the Hard Rock Casino in Northfield, Ohio on February 15th, 2018.

Local darlings Soul Asylum will be kicking the night off right. Soul Asylum has been inspiring that level of passion since 1981, when the band, initially known as Loud Fast Rules, formed in Minneapolis. The band’s raucous live sets and early releases on the hometown indie label Twin/Tone — including the albums Say What You WillMade to Be Broken and While You Were Out — earned it a loyal fan base and widespread critical acclaim. Soul Asylum’s indie success led to the band entering the major-label mainstream with 1988’s Hang Time and its 1990 follow-up And the Horse They Rode In On, and achieving a platinum-level commercial breakthrough with 1992’s Grave Dancers Union and 1995’s Let Your Dim Light ShineGrave Dancers Union featured the international hits “Runaway Train,” which won a 1994 Grammy as Best Rock Song, and “Black Gold,” while Let Your Dim Light Shine spawned the hit “Misery.” The band went on hiatus after 1998’s Candy from a Stranger, during which time Pirner released his first solo effort, Faces & Names. Soul Asylum returned to action in 2006 with The Silver Lining and released Delayed Reaction six years later.

Tickets are still available here.

Remaining Tour Dates:

July 20 – Oklahoma City, Okla. @ The Zoo Amphitheatre
July 21 – Maryland Heights, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 24 – Chicago, Ill. @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
July 26 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Armory
July 27 – West Bend, Wis. @ Washington County Fair
July 28 – Riverside, Iowa @ Riverside Casino *
Aug. 3 – Clearfield, Pa. @ Clearfield County Fair *
Aug. 4 – Kalamazoo, Mich. @ Wings Event Center
Aug. 7 – Sterling Heights, Mich. @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
Aug. 8 – Huber Heights, Ohio @ Rose Music Center At The Heights*
Aug. 10 – Gilford, N.H. @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Aug. 11 – Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 14 – Brookhaven, N.Y. @ The Amphitheater at Bald Hill
Aug. 16 – Uncasville, Conn. @ Mohegan Sun *
Aug. 18 – Niagara Falls, N.Y. @ Seneca Niagara Hotel & Casino *
Aug. 19 – Atlantic City, N.J. @ Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa *
Aug. 21 – Baltimore, Md. @ Pier Six Pavilion *
Aug. 22 – Greensboro, N.C. @ White Oak Amphitheatre
Aug. 24 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Ascend Amphitheater
Aug. 25 – Simpsonville, S.C. @ Heritage Park Amphitheatre
Sept. 6 – Lemoore, Calif. @ Tachi Palace Casino *
Sept. 7 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Report *
Sept. 8 – Funner, Calif. @ Harrah’s Resort Socal *
Sept. 11 – Denver, Colo. @ Fillmore Auditorium *
Sept. 12 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Utah State Fair *
Sept. 14 – Mescalero, N.M. @ Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino *
Sept. 16 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Comerica Theatre *
Oct. 27 – Cherokee, N.C. @ Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Report – 15th The Better Life Foundation Concert*

No Soul Asylum – *