(Nashville, Tenn.) February 9, 2009 – Veteran rock band THIRD DAY, long a proponent of allowing fans glimpses into their lives and passions, both on and off the stage, let the cameras and tape recorders roll freely on several dates of its recent tour, and the result is nothing short of a “must-have” piece for Third Day fans, worldwide: Live Revelations: On Stage, Off Stage, Backstage, due out April 7.
The 75-minute documentary seamlessly blends the powerful Third Day live concert experience with exclusive moments as only an “all access” pass can offer. “When we say ‘all access’ we really went to the extreme with it,” notes Tai Anderson, the band’s bass player. “You’ll see Mac, Mark, David, me living day-to-day with the people we call our ‘family on the road’ and just being ourselves; sometimes intense, sometimes funny - but always real.”
This project successfully captures the band in transparent moments outside the spotlights. Fans will overhear creative discussions on songs and set lists as the band ramps up before shows. It also offers glimpses of one-on-one interactions with both family and fans, the band’s contagious sense of humor and even rare admission on its tour bus. The viewer will experience the delicate balance of life on the road and family commitments, and a bit of what it’s like when they’re off the road at home.
Live Revelations also features the moving music video for the No. 1 song “Revelation,” the title track of Third Day’s Revelation (7/29/08), culled from a live performance and interspersed with footage from California’s “Salvation Mountain,” the constantly evolving “outsider art” project that served as the inspiration for Revelation’s cover art treatment.
Anderson elaborates, “I’m really proud of the way ‘Live Revelations’ turned out. This is the kind of piece I'd want to see from my favorite bands. It has great performances, but also captures the tension and struggles of our lives on the road. The mix of performance and documentary makes it engaging all the way through.”
The accompanying audio disc places the listener in the front row as it features nine tracks drawn from summer and fall 2008 tour dates, showcasing songs including, “This Is Who I Am,” “Otherside” and “I Will Always Be True.”
A highlight of the audio disc is the team-up with friends from Switchfoot, Jars of Clay and Robert Randolph & The Family Band for a cover of the U2/B.B. King classic “When Love Comes To Town,” captured on last year’s Music Builds Tour benefiting Habitat for Humanity.
“It is always a pleasure to release live versions of our songs,” shares drummer, David Carr. “We spend so much time constructing the album versions but the songs really take on their true form when there is no going back and fixing anything, and there is no chance to second guess when we just get to be a live band. It was especially a joy to share the stage with the likes of Jars of Clay, Switchfoot and Robert Randolph in the performance of ‘When Love Comes to Town’! The song was electrifying and moving and each of us got a kick out of playing alongside such immense talent.”
Fans can catch Third Day on the road this spring as it kicks off its 34-city Revelation Tour on March 5 in Champaign, Ill. The band will deliver its trademark live show with special guests, GMA’s ‘New Artist of the Year’ and Double GRAMMY Nominee, Brandon Heath and high-energy, Australian pop/rock band, Revive. For an updated list of tour dates and markets, please visit, www.ThirdDay.com.
About Third Day:
Over the past decade, rock band Third Day (made up of members Mac Powell, Tai Anderson, David Carr and Mark Lee) has racked up 26 No. 1 radio singles and sold close to seven million albums. The band has garnered 23 career Dove Awards, three GRAMMY Awards (with eight career nominations), an American Music Award, three AMA nominations and multiple ASCAP honors.
One of the top-ranked touring bands according to Pollstar magazine, Third Day has played for audiences reaching into the millions. Due to its mass appeal, Third Day has been featured by top media outlets including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (NBC), “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (CBS), “60 Minutes” (CBS), ABC’s “Nightline,” USA Today, New York Times and even graced the cover of Billboard magazine (June 7, 2008).
While celebrated for its live shows and chart-topping album sales, Third Day is also highly respected for its humanitarian efforts. The band actively supports the ONE Campaign, Blood:Water Mission, Habitat for Humanity and World Vision. Third Day recently established the “Come Together Fund” as a vehicle to direct a portion of concert proceeds to grassroots humanitarian efforts around the world.
For more information on Third Day, please visit: www.ThirdDay.com.
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