3 Doors Down, Pop Evil and Red Sun Rising are teaming up for a late summer/early fall tour that will kick off on August 26th in Charleston, West Virginia. Pre-sale and VIP tickets are on sale now, with general public tickets available this Friday (May 20th) at 10:00 a.m. local time. 3 Doors Down is headlining as the band continues to promote its recently released sixth album, Us And The Night.

Pop Evil frontman Leigh Kakaty told us that teaming up with bands for a tour gives him a new appreciation for their music: [“The cool thing about it is when you tour with bands, you like fall in love with that band all over again, you know. So it’ll be like, we’re touring with 3 Doors Down, you’re listening to that ’cause you’re listening to it every night. It’s always interesting to see what they put on their set, you know, and you like, you find a new bit of excitement with the band when you tour (with) ’em.”] SOUNDCUE (:15 OC: . . . you tour (with) ’em.)

  • Pop Evil is on the road behind its latest album, Up, which arrived last August. The latest single is “Take It All.”
  • Red Sun Rising recently notched the second Number One single of its career with “Emotionless” from the Ohio-based act’s third CD, Polyester Zeal.
  • Confirmed Three Doors Down/Pop Evil/Red Sun Rising tour dates (subject to change):
    August 26 — Charleston, WV — Municipal Auditorium
    August 27 — Blue Ash, OH — Taste of Blue Ash
    August 28 — Akron, OH — Goodyear Theater
    August 30 — Grand Rapids, MI — Devos Auditorium
    August 31 — Louisville, KY — Palace Theater
    September 9 — Timonium, MD — TBA
    September 10 — Atlantic City, NJ — Circus Maximus Theater At Caesars
    September 11 — Red Bank, NJ — Count Basie Theatre
    September 13 — Syracuse, NY — Crouse Hinds Theatre
    September 14 — Boston, MA — Orpheum Theatre
    September 16 — Albany, NY — Palace Theater
    September 17 — Ocean City, MD — Ocean City Bike Fest
    September 21 — Memphis, TN — Orpheum Theatre ^
    September 23 — Shreveport, LA — Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
    September 24 — Birmingham, AL — BJCC Concert Hall
    September 26 — Nashville, TN — Ryman Auditorium
    September 28 — Indianapolis, IN — Murat Theater
    September 30 — Harris, MI — Island Resort & Casino
    October 1 — Harris, MI — Island Resort & Casino
    October 2 — Madison, WI — Sonic Boom
    October 5 — Detroit, MI — The Fillmore Detroit
    October 7 — Raleigh, NC — DPAC
    October 8 — Charlotte, NC — Charlotte Motor Speedway
    November 12 — Cherokee, NC — Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort

SIDE NOTES: In addition to the fall dates, 3 Doors Down has announced a November 12th date for its annual The Better Life Foundation Concert, which will take place this year at the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, North Carolina. As with past years, the benefit concert weekend will also include a motorcycle ride, a silent auction and the raffling of a custom motorcycle. Since its inception, the Better Life Foundation has raised more than $3 million for children’s charities, veterans organizations, local municipalities and faith-based groups. For more information on The Better Life Foundation, click here.