From the St. Johns Cultural Events Division
St. Augustine, FL â€“ The St. Augustine Amphitheatre welcomes GRAMMY, AMA and GMA Dove Award winning Christian music group Third Day with guest Brandon Heath on Thursday, March 26. Â The band returns after playing the same venue in April 2013. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan.30.
Celebrating a powerful and uplifting 20-plus years since the original independent release of the bandâ€™s GOLD selling self- titled debut album, Third Day â€”Â which Billboard has called â€œone of the best rock bands, periodâ€ â€”Â forges new but familiar ground on its upcoming 12th studio album, Lead Us Back: Songs of Worship, which is scheduled for release on March 3.
â€œSoul On Fireâ€, the debut single from the new album, became the â€œMost Addedâ€ at Christian Radio with 47 stations broadcasting the single. Looking beyond the extraordinary stats and accolades including 30 No. 1 singles, more than 8.5 million albums sold, 24 GMA Dove Awards, four Grammys, an American Music Award and being honored as a Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee, the band is focusing on the spirit of worship and a pure consistency that has driven all of its recordings and live performances, and has always inspired its loyal fans to draw closer to God.
Mac Powell (lead vocals), Mark Lee (guitars), Tai Anderson (bass) and David Carr (drums), extol the eternal virtues of â€œOur Delivererâ€ and â€œMakerâ€ while asking Him to â€œLead Us Backâ€ to the passionate faith that all believers had at the beginning of their walk with Christ.
Long known as Christian musicâ€™s premier live band, the Atlanta-based Third Day has performed for audiences reaching into the millions all around the world. The group has been featured on â€œThe Tonight Show,â€ â€œThe Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,â€ â€œ60 Minutes,â€ ABCâ€™s â€œNightline,â€ and has been written about in USA Today, the New York Times and Billboard magazine.
Brandon Heath, the young Nashville native is an established storyteller with a lengthy list of achievements. He earned the Gospel Music Associationâ€™s Dove Award in 2008 for Best New Artist and fulfilled that early promise by garnering numerous other accolades including two consecutive Doves for Male Vocalist (2009 and 2010), Song of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year for â€œGive Me Your Eyesâ€ (2009). Heath has received five Grammy nominations, won an Emmy Award, and most recently won BMIâ€™s songwriter of the year for 2014. Three previous albums have landed in the top ten, and heâ€™s scored four No. 1 hit singles – â€œGive Me Your Eyes,â€ â€œWait and See,â€ â€œIâ€™m Not Who I Was,â€ and â€œYour Love.â€
Tickets for Third Day with Brandon Heath will go on sale atÂ 10 a.m.Â Friday, Jan. 30Â at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Box Offices. Save on fees by purchasing tickets at the St. Augustine Ampthitheatre box office, walk around the venue, scout your potential seat, and have first pick when the tickets go on sale. Tickets also will be available at ticketmaster.com, all TicketMaster outlets, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Go to staugamphitheatre.com for more details.
Third Day with Brandon Heath
- When: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26; doors open at 5:30 p.m.
- Tickets:Â $75.00 â€“ Seated Pit; $25.00 â€“ 100 & 200 Level; $20.00 – 300 Level
- Online: www.thirdday.com; www.brandonheath.net;Â staugamphitheatre.com