THIRD DAY TOUR EXTENDED

Atlanta rock band Third Day planned not
to tour during the spring 2001 season. However, with mounting pressure from
the industry, and more importantly, the band’s fans, Third Day has discarded
its former plans, announcing a 30 to 35-city Winter/Spring 2001Offerings
Tour slated to begin Feb. 16. Doubling the number of cities from this
fall’s tour, which launched to critical acclaim and drew packed audiences at
18 concerts across the country, the spring encore tour will bring back
special guest and Sparrow Records artist Kendall Payne, as well as add
Vertical Music recording artist Lincoln Brewster.
“Third Day’s Offerings tour is a whopping success in a world of crowded tour
markets,” says Jeff Gregg, Creative Artists Agency booking agent. “It is
rare that I have promoters hounding me for more dates. We had planned to
take spring of 2001 off, but we added 30 more dates instead!”
“Anointed, appointed, awesome…we watched 5000 plus with their hands lifted
toward Heaven-you could feel the anointing, not only in the auditorium, but
in Third Day themselves,” said Birmingham concert promoter Eddie Nichols,
Breakaway Ministries president. “…It was not only a sellout and overflow
crowd, but we could have had three to four thousand more if we only had the
room for them.”
As the critically acclaimed Offerings – A Worship Albumcontinues to be the
fastest selling album for Third Day to date, fans can anticipate the band to
perform hits from the current album on tour, as well as the band’s growing
legacy that includes 14 No. 1 songs. The Third Day Winter/Spring 2001 Tour
is slated to begin Feb. 16 on the West Coast with major market concerts
currently being confirmed in cities such as Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas,
Atlanta, Seattle, Portland, San Jose, Sacramento, Phoenix, Orlando,
Albuquerque and Tulsa. Updated periodically, the tour itinerary can be
found at www.third-day.com. Since the band’s previous tours this year
logged numerous sold-out concerts, fans are urged to watch for tickets as
they go on sale.
“This isn’t about us, and not even the fans,” reflects Third Day lead
vocalist Mac Powell, shrugging off the ever growing attention. “It is about
what God is doing. Our part is to be obedient to do what He has called us
to do.”
The critically-acclaimed live performance ability of Third Day’s, along with
its well-known heart for worship, appears in a moving blend on Offerings – A
Worship Album, a project the group sees as a musical gift to both its Savior
and fans. Produced by Monroe Jones and the band, the album includes six
live concert versions of Third Day worship favorites, such as “Agnus Dei”
and “My Hope Is You.” The album also features the live rendition of “Your
Love Oh Lord,” which became the first No. 1 radio single from the new
recording. The studio version of the song is from Time, which was named
Rock Album of the Year during this year’s annual Dove Award ceremony.
Offerings – A Worship Album further features five completely new worship
songs, including another hit radio single, “King of Glory.” Third Day also
gives their own rootsy southern-edged rock treatment to a Bob Dylan classic,
the title cut from his critically acclaimed album, Saved. A special worship
resource book for the album is available with items such as song devotions
written by the band, simple guitar chord guides, complete guitar tabs,
transparency masters and a disc with lyrics.
Year 2000 marks a year of significant milestones for Third Day. The band
continues to hold the record for this year’s longest running No. 1 project
from any artist or group as reported by SoundScan on the Top Christian
Albums chart. Offerings – A Worship Album has held No. 1 for an incredible
six weeks on the Top Christian Albums chart. The last recording artist to
hold the No. 1 position on the chart as long as Third Day was Steven Curtis
Chapman with Speechless, and that album has gone RIAA certified Platinum.
As word of mouth and fan enthusiasm for the new project grows, Third Day
also captured the No. 1 position on the elusive Rock sales chart with Offerings – A Worship Album an amazing 15 weeks after Offerings was released
July 11. Wresting the No. 1 position on the chart from Atlantic Records’
band POD, the feat is a testament to the project’s continually mounting
sales, longevity, and fan support.
In less than five years, Third Day has already sold well over 1,000,000
units spanning four best-selling recordings. The group’s current studio
recording, Time, earned the band four of those No. 1 songs. Time also
garnered the band its second Grammy nomination, four Dove Award nominations,
and landed the band a repeat Dove Award for Rock Album of the Year.

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