Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down just announced new dates for its “Songs from the Basement Tour,” which kicks off Jan. 10 in Reno. The tour will include a Central Valley Stop. The band plays Jan. 15 at the Visalia Fox Theatre.
For this outing, the band — best known for the 2000 hit “Kryptonite” — will play acoustic versions of its catalog of music.
“We experimented with an acoustic show in Nashville and had such a great response that we decided to take it on the road,” says singer Brad Arnold. “We’ve never toured like this before, some of these songs have never been played live.”
Tickets for the Visalia show go on sale 10 a.m. Friday and cost $30-$60. They will be available at theater box office, (559) 625-FOX, or online at www.ticketfly.com. It also looks like a limited number of special VIP on-stage seating will be available starting tomorrow.
3 Doors Down has sold more than 16 million albums, have had three Grammy nominations, won two American Music Awards and five BMI Pop Awards for songwriting, including “Songwriter of the Year.” Last year the band released a greatest hits collection, which featured three new songs, including “One Light.” Follow this link to see the official video for the song.
JAZZ HOP HOPS TO A NEW DAY Fresno’s Jazz Hop — the monthly celebration of live jazz in dozens of venues — cuts itself from the ArtHop umbilical cord with a new second-Thursday-of-the-month calendar spot. Not much else has changed: still plenty of live music to see for free.
Says Jazz Hop coordinator Kate McKnight: “I’m seeking to highlight jazz music (and other genres) and the musicians by dedicating a night to hop just for music. ArtHop is so big now, and people couldn’t get around to see or experience all that they want to.” Tonight’s Jazz Hop is a bit smaller because of the holidays, she says. The schedule is below.
The two rock bands announced their co-headlining tour on Monday morning, and Fresno is on the itinerary for Dec. 13. P.O.D. opens. Tickets for the show go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, costing $29.50, $39.50 and $49.50.
They’ll be available at the Save Mart Center box office, at Ticketmaster locations, including many Save Mart supermarkets, online at ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.
It’ll be 3 Doors Down’s first time at Save Mart Center. For Daughtry, it’ll be a second trip. He played there in 2010.
Some people might think this is a homecoming for Daughtry bass player Josh Paul, who lives in Clovis. But it, in fact, is not. Paul recently announced he is leaving Daughtry and his run with the band is ending before the upcoming U.S. tour.
Here’s another “Local Boy Done Good” story: Chowchilla native Shaun Silva took the director of the year honors at Wednesday night’s CMT Music Awards, which celebrates the best videos in country music.
Silva’s body of work had already made him one of country music’s premiere directors (he’s done videos for the likes of Rascal Flatts and Kenny Chesney), but this award cements that. It’s his first win for this fan-voted award, though he’d been nominated previously, and his videos have won plenty of past CMT Awards.