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Friday, July 15, 2011

Saturday To-Do: 3 Doors Down

Posted By on Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 12:20 PM

3 Doors Down
  • 3 Doors Down plays at Magic Springs' Timberwood Amphitheater Saturday night.

8 p.m. Magic Springs' Timberwood Amphitheater. $22.50-$55.

Gauging a band's popularity by its number of YouTube views seems like as reliable a metric as any in this fractured, post mainstream-radio, crazy quilt media landscape we find ourselves in these days.

By that measure, early '00s bubble-grunge superstars 3 Doors Down are doing OK here in the future, thank you very much. In their various YouTube iterations, the band's mega-hits, "Here Without You" and "Kryptonite," have between them a respectable 95 million or so views. Now, that's nowhere close to the Mileys and Biebers and GaGas and Shakiras and finger-biting British babies that have racked up between 200 million and 600 million views each, but for a couple of songs that came out roughly a decade ago, it ain't too shabby.

Their newest album, "Time of My Life," is set to drop three days after this show. While it's likely the band will play a lot of new material, you can bet it'll play "Kryponite." But if you want to hear it, get there on time. As singer Brad Arnold told American Songwriter recently, "It's kind of that song we want to play early and get out of the way."

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