3 Doors Down have announced their upcoming new album Us and The Night. The disc is due out on March 11 and will be the band’s sixth LP, and their first outing of all new material since 2011’s Time of My Life which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200. The album’s lead single “In The Dark” hits radio on Friday, January 15.
“We’ve spent the last two years writing and recording this and can’t wait for ya’ll to hear it,” said frontman Brad Arnold. “See you on the road this summer.”
3 Doors Down catapulted to super-stardom in 2000 with their debut album, The Better Life. The album produced the band’s signature smash hit, “Kryptonite”, and to date has been certified six times platinum. The band avoided “sophomore slump” with their second album, 2002’s Away from the Sun, which produced two huge hits for the band – “When I’m Gone” and “Here Without You”. In the mid-2000’s, 3 Doors Down released back-to-back #1 albums on the Billboard Top 200 – 2005’s Seventeen Days and 2008’s self-titled 3 Doors Down. Both albums achieved platinum status, and the self-titled effort sold over 154,000 copies in it’s first week of sales.
After much touring, the band returned to the studio in 2011 and released Time of My Life, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200. In 2012, 3 Doors Down released The Greatest Hits, their first-ever collection of nine #1 hit songs, as well as three new tunes. One of which, “One Light”, became a Top 5 hit single on the rock charts. To support the album, the band hit the road with contemporaries Daughtry on a massive three-leg North American co-headline runs with Daughtry. 3 Doors Down also toured overseas, with stops in Mexico, Dubia, Europe, and Russia for the very first time. Since the release of their debut LP, 3 Doors Down have sold over 16 million albums worldwide, garnered two American Music Awards and five BMI Pop Awards for songwriting, including their Songwriter of the Year Award. The band has also been nominated for three Grammy Awards. – by Matt Bishop