MOVE, THE NEW ALBUM FROM GRAMMY®-WINNING
ROCK BAND THIRD DAY, OUT TODAY
Highly Anticipated Project Accompanied By
Glowing USA Today Review And Billboard Feature
“Lift Up Your Face,” Featuring The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Is
Third Day’s Fastest-Rising Single Ever
AEG Live-Sponsored “Make A Difference Tour 2010” Underway
MOVE, the 11th studio album from multi-Platinum rock band Third Day, hits retail outlets nationwide, today. Produced by Paul Moak (Mat Kearney, Martha Wainwright), MOVE follows Revelation, which debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 in 2008, and 2009’s CD/DVD Live Revelations, which won the band its fourth GRAMMY® earlier this year.
MOVE releases amid a flurry of positive media including a review of the album in today’s print and online editions of USA Today and a lead music feature in Billboard magazine (Oct. 23, 2010).
The incendiary “Lift Up Your Face,” which features The Blind Boys of Alabama, has become Third Day’s fastest-rising single, with 91 stations adding it out of the box. It’s currently at 36 million in audience. You can check out the video for “Lift Up Your Face” here.
“The country is going through hard times, and there are doubts and insecurity,” explains lead vocalist Mac Powell. “‘Lift Up Your Face’ is our message of encouragement – not just to listeners though -to us as well. It’s a message we all need to hear and I think that really sums up a lot of what we were going for with this record.”
The raw, rootsy 12-track collection finds members Mac Powell, Mark Lee, Tai Anderson and David Carr at their melodic and lyrical best. Recently inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, the band’s Southern roots clearly inform Move, from the sinuous slide guitar to the layers of smoky vocals. Highlights include the visceral “Make Your Move,” which has already been tapped by “ESPN College Football,” the guitar-picking, hand-clapping, in-your-face classic “Surrender” and the soulful “Sound of Your Voice.”
Third Day, ranked as one of the top touring bands by Pollstar, recently launched the AEG Live-sponsored “Make A Difference Tour.” Nearly 40,000 fans turned out for the first two weekends of shows and over 100,000 tickets have already been sold for the 20-city arena outing, which wraps up at Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, NC on October 30th. See below for remaining dates.
Over the past decade, Third Day has racked up 27 No. 1 radio singles and sold more than seven million albums, receiving two RIAA Platinum and eight Gold certifications. The band has won four
GRAMMY awards, an American Music Award, 24 GMA Dove Awards and multiple ASCAP honors. The band has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “60 Minutes” and “Nightline” and been featured in The New York Times, USA Today and on the cover of Billboard, which called Third Day “one of the best rock bands.”
The “Make A Difference Tour 2010”
10/21 Colorado Springs, CO World Arena
10/22 Lubbock, TX United Spirit Arena
10/23 Wichita Falls, TX Kay Yeager Coliseum
10/24 Topeka, KS Kansas ExpoCentre
10/27 Cedar Rapids, IA US Cellular Center
10/28 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
10/29 Dayton, OH Nutter Center
10/30 Fayetteville, NC Crown Coliseum