Multi-platinum-selling rock band Third Day stops at Geneva College March 24, 2011 on its 40-city Make Your Move Tour. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the Metheny Fieldhouse and includes special guests Tenth Avenue North and Trevor Morgan. For tickets, click here, or call 800-965-9324.
Third Day is one of the most popular, award-winning Christian rock bands in the country. Since its major-label debut in 1997, this band from Marietta, Ga. has earned 27 number one singles and sold over seven million albums. Its 24 career GMA Dove Awards include 2001 Artist of the Year and 2009 Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year. Third Day has also received four Grammy Awards, an American Music Award and multiple ASCAP honors for songwriting.
Third Day’s chart-topping songs include “Cry Out to Jesus,” “Call My Name,” Born Again,” “Mountain of God” and “Revelation,” among many others. The band’s most recent album, Move, was released October 19, 2010 and features the single “Lift Up your Face.”
“I am excited that one of the most recognizable bands in Christian music will be associated with Geneva,” says junior Tyler Schoenberger. “I've been fortunate to see Third Day a couple of times and their concerts have been some of the most intimate I've ever attended.”
Influenced by such artists as U2, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Rich Mullins, Third Day was formed by vocalist Mac Powell and guitarist Mark Lee. Bassist Tai Anderson and drummer David Carr round out the band’s current line-up. In addition to music ministry, Third Day works extensively with World Vision, Habitat for Humanity, the One Campaign, Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee and its own Come Together Fund.
Opening act Tenth Avenue North is also an award-winning Christian pop/rock band, having received New Artist of the Year at the 2009 Dove Awards. The group was formed at Palm Beach Atlantic University and features vocalist Mike Donehey, guitarist Jeff Owen, bassist Ruben Juarez III and drummer Jason Jamison.
Tenth Avenue North’s albums Over and Underneath and The Light meets the Dark include such hit singles as “By Your Side,” “Love is Here,” and “Healing Begins.” In addition to opening for Third Day, Tenth Avenue North has toured with the David Crowder Band and Mercy Me and headlined their own concerts across the United States.
Special guest Trevor Morgan is a Dove Award-winning singer and songwriter based in Tennessee. Trevor has written songs for artists such as Ginny Owens, Geoff Moore and Phillips, Craig & Dean. He has recently been involved in the Glory Revealed albums and tours and his new solo project will be available this spring.
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