The Better Live 20th Anniversary Tour
3 Doors Down
Mississippi rockers 3 Doors Down didn’t waste any time climbing the ladder of rock-and-roll success, selling more than six million copies of their first studio album, 2000’s The Better Life. That album spawned the hit singles “Kryptonite,” “Loser,” and “Duck and Run,” setting the band firmly on the road to mainstream success. Their sophomore album, Away From the Sun, followed two years later, adding “When I’m Gone” and “Here Without You” to the straight-ahead rockers’ stable of radio hits. 3 Doors Down scored its first No. 1 album with 2005’s Seventeen Days and repeated the feat with 2008’s self-titled album. The group’s latest releases are 2011’s Time of My Life, and the 2012 compilation The Greatest Hits. Throughout their run, 3 Doors Down have maintained a relentless tour schedule as fans snagged tickets to thousands of concerts around the world. In addition to the band’s musical exploits, they’ve established The Better Life Foundation, which aims “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 with special needs,” according to its mission statement. 3 Doors Down and the foundation put on an annual show and auction to raise funds for the organization.
Post-grunge rockers Seether looked back on their decade-plus career in 2013 by releasing a two-disc anthology dubbed Seether 2002-2013 and then, as is their longstanding habit, boarding their tour bus. Fans who scored tickets to the band’s concerts saw the South African trio — currently comprised of singer-guitarist Shaun Morgan, bassist Dale Stewart, and drummer John Humphrey — pounding out favorites like “Broken,” “Remedy,” “Fine Again,” and “Truth.”