Rockers Daughtry and 3 Doors Down co-headline tour stop in Tulsa on Saturday
BY JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer
Thursday, January 24, 2013
1/24/13 at 6:06 AM
Daughtry and 3 Doors Down are enthusiastic about their co-headline bill, taking turns each night in the lineup and performing together on stage during their shows.
"We did this tour four or five weeks late last year, and we took turns every night as to who went on last," Daughtry frontman Chris Daughtry said during a recent telephone interview. "This is truly a joint tour in every way."
Saturday's concert at the Tulsa Convention Center will be the second stop of the second leg of their joint tour.
"This is something we've wanted to do together for years," 3 Doors Down frontman Brad Arnold said in a separate phone interview. "We've been friends for a long time, and honestly I can't remember being this excited about a tour in a long time."
3 Doors Down is out to support its new greatest-hits compilation, appropriately named "The Greatest Hits," released late last year. The album includes nine No. 1 Billboard and radio hits, including "Kryptonite," "When I'm Gone" "Behind Those Eyes," "It's Not My Time" and "Citizen/Soldier."
The band also is planning an album of new material, tentatively slated for a 2014 release.
"It's natural that we'd tour behind our hits right now," Arnold said. "It's been a party with our fans."
Daughtry is working on a new studio album, "Leave the World Behind," which he said he hopes to release before year's end. Until then, he promises a roundup of his most popular tunes from his three previous albums, including "Home," "It's Not Over," "Feels Like Tonight" and "No Surprise."
The pair will share a similar stage setup, as well as pre-show meet-and-greets, Daughtry said.
"For fans before the show, they'll meet all of us and even hear us do a pre-concert sound-check together," Daughtry said.
Count on a family-friendly show, as well.
"My mama in south Mississippi once told me, 'Brad, don't you ever get up on stage and talk that trash talk,' " Arnold said, then laughed. "I kept that promise. There are no 'F-bombs' in our concerts. We're out to have a good time with everybody, and that includes families.
"We all have families. We understand how valuable they are."
For a good cause
Chris Daughtry seems to be as civic-minded as he is music-oriented. Often, he finds good reason to pair the two interests.
Daughtry's joined with his friend (and former Tulsan) Ryan Tedder and a host of musicians to help raise money for Newtown, Conn., shooting victims.
Tedder, as frontman of OneRepublic, "reached out to all of us. He wanted us to use our social networks and websites and email campaigns to help relieve some of the pressure on families," he said during a recent telephone interview. "He wanted to help pay for funerals and medical bills and use our influence as musicians to do more."
Tedder founded the Connecticut School Shooting Victims Fund. Daughtry decided he'd use the personal tune "Gone Too Soon" to help raise money for victims.
All proceeds from purchases of the single at monkeybars.net/daughtry will go directly to the fund, he said.
"We released the song on our last album, and we always get great feedback from our fans about how it's helped them get through tough times," Daughtry said. "It's about the loss of a child during childbirth, and it has especially resonated with fans since the Newtown tragedy."
So far, the fund has raised nearly $90,000.
"Ryan and I have worked a lot together over the years," he said.
That includes songs the pair have written that "we haven't had a time to finish. Hopefully we'll fix that soon," he hinted.
3 DOORS DOWN AND DAUGHTRY CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH ARANDA OPENING
with Aranda opening
When: 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Tulsa Convention Center Arena
Tickets: All ages. $34, $39, $44, $54, plus fees, available at tulsaworld.com/tulsaconventioncenter, the Tulsa Convention Center box office on event days, the Arby's Box Office at BOK Center, all Tickets.com outlets, or by calling 1-877-TULSACC.
Note: Patrons can show a valid military ID when purchasing tickets at the box office to receive a $10 discount.
Original Print Headline: Rockers take turns
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Daughtry comes to Tulsa Convention Center on Saturday for a tour that promises a family-friendly rock 'n' roll show. Courtesy photo
3 Doors Down shares headlining duties on a joint tour. Courtesy photo