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Posted October 11, 2012 by Always Acoustic in Latest Music News

3 Doors Down 9th Annual The Better Life Foundation Concert



Co-Headline Touring Partner Daughtry To Also Appear At Benefit

Sponsored By The Mississippi Army National Guard

Tunica, MS — 3 Doors Down will stage the 9th annual The Better Life Foundation concert on November 17 at Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Mississippi.  The long-term mission of the 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 with special needs.  Funds raised are distributed to organizations and hospitals that fulfill the band’s mission to enable children to develop their potential, achieve their goals, and become caring and responsible adults.  Operating with the mission statement, “Changing the World, One Life at a Time,” 3 Doors Down has committed their energies over the past decade to make a tangible contribution for those in need through this annual event, and continuous efforts to generate funding to support these goals.  Singer Brad Arnold shares, “It’s a blessing and a honor to be able to give back to communities in need through The Better Life Foundation. A big thank you to all the fans and sponsors who continue to support the foundation and the amazing work it does!”

The event is sponsored by the Mississippi Army National Guard.  Touring partner Daughtry will appear at the event, with this performance serving as the kick-off of the bands’ co-headline tour.  The coveted array of silent auction items include amongst others signed guitars from 3 Doors Down, Los Lonely Boys, Korn, Bush, Theory of A Deadman, Godsmack, Staind and Chevelle, alongside drumheads from Nickelback and Josh Groban.  From the world of sports, jerseys signed by Dallas Cowboy Miles Austin and Miami Dolphin Anthony Fasono, footballs from the Carolina Panthers and N.Y. Jets, a signed helmet from future Hall of Famer Brett Favre and a football signed by legend Chris Carter.  These are a handful of the close to a hundred items altruistically donated from dozens who have stepped up to support the foundation. 

Tickets are available now through http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1B00493ACFC171B7 or can be charged by phone at (800) 745-3000 and will also be available at the Horseshoe Box Office (on show day only). Guests must be 21 years old or older to attend the concert. VIP General Admission Balcony seating will be available for $200, which includes food/bar, while G/A tickets will be available for $75 for the floor.  For more information or VIP tickets please visit www.TheBetterLifeFoundation.org. 

Prior to the concert on November 17, 3 Doors Down will stage the annual Ride For A Cause.  The registration fee is $25, which includes a long-sleeve t-shirt for all participants and a two-hour rider reception at the Tunica Roadhouse Casino in Mississippi. There will be a raffle for a Citizen Soldier V 2012 Bourget Pan-head Chopper.  Additional information on the motorcycle and Ride For A Cause can be found here:


On November 19, 3 Doors Down will release Greatest Hits, featuring nine #1 hits re-mixed and re-mastered alongside the new tracks “One Light” and “Goodbyes” via Universal Republic.  Following event, 3 Doors Down and Daughtry will appear at the following venues:

11/18   Springfield, MO                        O’Reilly Family Center

11/20   San Antonio, TX                       Illusions Theatre @ Alamodome

11/21   Laredo, TX                                Laredo Energy Center

11/23   Belton, TX                                 Bell County Expo Center

11/24   Corpus Christi, TX                    Concrete Street Amphitheatre

11/27   Pikeville, KY                             Eastern KY Expo Center

11/28   Huntington, WV                        Big Sandy Superstore Arena

11/30   Asbury Park, NJ                        Convention Hall

12/01   Binghamton, NY                       Broome County Arena

12/03   Huntington, NY                        The Paramount

12/04   State College, PA                      Bryce Jordan Center

12/05   Detroit, MI                                 Fox Theatre

12/07   Champaign, IL                           Assembly Hall

12/08   Minneapolis, MN                       Myth

12/09   Chicago, IL                                Akoo Theatre in Rosemont

12/11   Denver, CO                                Bank One Center

12/13   Fresno, CA                                 Save Mart Arena

12/15   Anaheim, CA                             Theatre at Honda Centre


Since forming in 1995, Mississippi rock quintet 3 Doors Down (vocalist Brad Arnold, lead guitarist Chris Henderson, bassist Todd Harrell, drummer Greg Upchurch and guitarist Chet Roberts) has sold more than 16 million albums worldwide, garnered three Grammy nominations, two American Music Awards, and five BMI Pop Awards for songwriting, including BMI’s coveted “Songwriter of the Year” award. The band’s debut album, 2000’s The Better Life, which is now certified six times platinum, featured the smash hit “Kryptonite.” Their sophomore album, 2002’s Away from the Sun, saw similar success with its radio mainstays “When I’m Gone” and “Here Without You.” Their subsequent efforts 2005’s platinum certified Seventeen Days and 2008’s 3 Doors Down debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 200 Chart.  In 2003, 3 Doors Down founded The Better Life Foundation with the goal of giving as many children as possible a better life; they have raised more than two million dollars for local children’s charities since their inception. For more information visit: www.3doorsdown.com and www.thebetterlifefoundation.org


Horseshoe Casino & Hotel Tunica opened on February 13, 1995.  The property features 245,000 Square Feet, including a 14-floor all-suite hotel tower with over 500 rooms, over 200 slot and video poker games, a wide variety of table games, and a 25 table poker room. Horseshoe is known as a gambler’s casino with the best odds, highest limits, luxurious accommodations, best entertainment with Bluesville Concert Hall, as well as exquisite dining options including – Jack Binion’s Steakhouse, Village Square Buffet, Noodles, and Starbucks. For more information, please visit www.horseshoetunica.com.