(Nashville, Tenn.) April 14, 2008 - Revelation, multi-million selling rock band Third Day's first studio album in three years, will be released on July 29th by Essential Records, a division of SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT. Recorded with producer Howard Benson (Daughtry, P.O.D., Flyleaf, Hoobastank) in Los Angeles, Revelation is the follow-up to Third Day's Wherever You Are, which debuted at No. 8 on The Billboard 200 chart in 2005 and went on to become the band's third consecutive studio album to win a GRAMMY award.
One of the top-ranked touring bands according to Pollstar, Third Day has embarked on its most ambitious outing to date, which will take the group to more than 100 markets in 2008. The band is particularly honored to have been selected to perform at the Papal Youth Rally at St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers, NY on April 19th. The rally will be one of the key stops on Pope Benedict XVI's trip to the United States, which will include visits to Washington, DC, the United Nations and the World Trade Center site.
"Call My Name," the achingly beautiful lead single from Revelation, released to radio on April 4th with an impressive 69 adds out of the box. The album reflects Third Day's Southern-rock influences, but also exudes a palpable vulnerability in both song matter and performance as the Atlanta-based band explores mankind's never-ending search for identity. Guest artists include Chris Daughtry (on "Slow Down") Flyleaf's Lacey Mosely (on "Born Again") and pedal steel guitar wizard Robert Randolph (on "Otherside").
Billboard has called Third Day "one of the best rock bands, period" and, over the past decade, the group has racked up 24 No. 1 radio singles, sold more than six million albums and garnered three GRAMMY awards (with eight nominations), 23 Dove Awards, two consecutive American Music Award nods and multiple ASCAP honors. They've been covered by CBS' "60 Minutes," ABC's "Nightline," NBC's "Today" show and USA Today, performed on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and forged a historic partnership with Chevrolet.
Comprised of lead vocalist Mac Powell, guitarist Mark Lee, bassist Tai Anderson and drummer David Carr, Third Day's humanitarian efforts include raising nearly $300,000 for the victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita and charities such as the Blood:Water Mission, and encouraging more than 15,000 fans to sponsor children across the globe through the work of World Vision.
The track listing* for Revelation is as follows:
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