Expo hosts tour
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 by Matthew Girard
The Bell County Expo Center will again serve as a destination point for Rock 'N Roll fans this November as multi-platinum artists 3 Doors Down, Daughtry and P.O.D. will come to Belton during their two-month U.S. tour.
Three Doors Down frontman Brad Arnold said this tour is one he has been working on for a while.
"It's a tour that Chris Daughtry and I have tried to put together for a long time and I think both of us are excited that it's finally happening," Arnold said during a recent phone interview with The Belton Journal. "I'm more excited about this tour than I have been in a long time."
The tour kicks off on Nov. 17 in Arnold's home state of Mississippi and will come through Belton on Nov. 23.
In conjunction with the tour, 3 Doors Down will be releasing its first "Greatest Hits" album on Nov. 19. Along with classic songs such as "Kryptonite," "It's No My Time," "When I'm Gone" and "Here Without You," the greatest hits album will also feature new tracks entitled "One Light" and "Goodbyes."
The band got its start in 1995 and has been a staple on rock radio stations around the country since.
"I never thought I'd have a hit," Arnold said when asked if he ever thought the band would release a greatest hits record. "If you would have told me that we would be putting out a Greatest Hits record 10-15 years ago, I would have said, 'I don't think so.' I'm honored to have been around long enough to put out a Greatest Hits record."
Arnold said the album is a celebration of the band's career, but they aren't going anywhere any time soon.
"We're not done or wrapping it up by any means, but we just felt like this is a good summary and a good collection of songs out of the first part or our career," Arnold said.
Throughout the years, 3 Doors Down has also not been bashful about their support of the military service men and women, performing for soldiers all over the world.
"It means everything to us to be able to work with the military and to be able to support those guys in everyway that we can," Arnold said. "We feel that they deserve our utmost respect and support.
"We love our military and we will support them as long as we are a band and I'll support them even when I'm not in a band."
Tickets for the Nov. 23 show are on sale now and available through the Bell County Expo Center and Texas Box Office. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets range in price from $25-$55. For more information about the concert, visit www.bellcountyexpo.com or call (254) 933-5353.