3 Doors Down and Collective Soul Take The ‘Express’

Matthew Roberts Of 3 Doors Down
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– Matthew Roberts Of 3 Doors Down

Get ready for a wild and raucous summer when 3 Doors Down and Collective Soul co-headline the “Rock & Roll Express Tour,” with special guest Soul Asylum on select dates.

Produced by Live Nation, the tour gets underway in Atlanta July 6 and rumbles across the continent with cities including Tampa, Las Vegas, Baltimore and Salt Lake City.  Last stop is Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz.

“Soul Asylum, Collective Soul and 3 Doors Down. That’s a big night of hits,” 3 Doors Down’s Brad Arnold said in a statement.

“It’s going to be an exciting summer,” Collective Soul’s Ed Roland added.  “Not only are we going to be out with a great band, but also some great friends.  I look forward to seeing everyone come out and rock with us, 3 Doors Down, and Soul Asylum.”

Soul Asylum will also lend a hand to 3 Doors Down’s charity, “The Better Life Foundation,” when both bands perform at the charity’s thirdannual concert at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, N.C., Oct. 27.

Collective Soul
Janet Macoska
– Collective Soul
Collective Soul’s Ed Roland shares the love during the band’s show at Hard Rock Live in Northfield, Ohio, Feb. 15.

Digging through the Pollstar boxoffice database shows 3 Doors Down has seen good and bad times on the road.  The band’s September 2016 gig at the Count Basie Theatre sold all 1,500-plus seats and grossed $86,140.  Boston was a different story.  Less than a week following the Count Basie show, the concert at the Orpheum Theatre sold 1,074 out of 2,651 tickets for a $51,399 gross.

Collective Soul’s 2017 tour had its highs and lows as well, selling out the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater, Fla., where fans grabbed all 714 tickets, resulting a $57,797 gross.  The band’s June 2017 concert with Our Lady Peace at Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre sold 1,515 out of 8,500 tickets and grossed $44,197.

As the tour’s official credit card, Citi will hold presales for its members beginning March 27 at 10 a.m. and running until March 29 at 10 p.m.  General onsales launch March 30 at 10 a.m. All times local.  Keep checking Pollstar’s pages for 3 Doors Down and Collective Soul for updates.