3 Doors Down Unearths Lost Gem: Legendary Music Video "When Im Gone" Finally Released After 20 Years

Band Kicks Off Away From The Sun Anniversary Tour With Special Guest Candlebox Next Week!


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Today, 3 Doors Down commemorates the anniversary of their sophomore album, Away From The Sun, by finally unleashing the original video treatment for "When I'm Gone," which has been buried in the band's archives for the last two decades. 

Abandoned initially in favor of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with the US Military to perform on the USS George Washington, the impactful video from that collaboration has garnered over 160 million views while showcasing the band's captivating live performance intertwined with poignant moments of military reunions. The video stands as a testament to the shared values and unwavering support that has defined the profound connection between 3 Doors Down and the US Military.

However, fans can now watch the newly unearthed video on the 3 Doors Down Official YouTube Channel, HERE. Directed by the brilliant Marc Klasfeld and set against the backdrop of rural Mississippi, this Film Noir-inspired masterpiece takes viewers on an unforgettable journey through a funeral procession and burial ceremony, paired with the intensity of the band's live performance that leads to an unexpected twist. As the band members become entombed in the muddy depths of their own graves, their captivating performance takes on an entirely new meaning blurring the lines between music, life, and death. 

Reflecting on the filming experience, lead singer Brad Arnold shares, " It was a wild experience shooting the original video for "When I'm Gone," The most intense and unforgettable part was being buried above my head not once, but three times. Although we faced numerous challenges while making that video, nothing could compare to the overwhelming feeling we experienced the first time we saw the military version. What started as a military tour became something extraordinary we'll always treasure. But, it was meant to be."

To compliment the album's anniversary, a Dolby Atmos upgrade of the legendary album filled with timeless hits and heart-pounding energy that defined an era is available now. The iconic album, Away From The Sun produced four singles, including the title track, "When I'm Gone," "The Road I'm On," and "Here Without You," which reached No. 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was certified 6x platinum in the US. The lead single, "When I'm Gone," peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent seventeen weeks on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, becoming one of the longest-running number-one singles. Experience the Dolby Atmos version of Away From The Sun HERE.

But that's not all— The band is currently gearing up to launch their Away From The Sun Anniversary Tour as the first date commences this Wednesday, June 14, at the iconic Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore, MD, before they head out to more than 45 dates across the US. This summer's tour is not to be missed, as the band promises to deliver all the tracks from Away From The Sun alongside a medley of their greatest hits. Secure your tickets now to be part of this unforgettable summer tour HERE.

"Away From The Sun has always been a personal favorite of mine because of how much it resonated with our country's service members," shares 3 Doors Down's Brad Arnold. "We are so blessed to be able to celebrate these significant milestones, and the show we are planning will be next level this summer."

With a collaboration that promises to celebrate both bands' legacies, special guest Candlebox joins 3 Doors Down on the Away From The Sun Anniversary Tour for what is expected to be the band's last US tour promoting the 30th anniversary of the band and their final farewell studio album, which will be released later this year on Round Hill Records.

Once the tour wraps, the two iconic bands will reunite again on October 21 for 3 Doors Down's 18th Annual "The Better Life Foundation Concert" at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, NC. The Better Life Foundation has donated over $3 Million to veterans, children, women, and humanitarian relief efforts domestically and globally. For more information about The Better Life Foundation or to purchase tickets to "The Better Life Foundation Concert," click HERE.

**Not a Live Nation Date 


Baltimore, MD             

Pier Six Pavilion


Indianapolis, IN             

TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park


Tinley Park, IL               

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre


Sterling Heights, MI       

Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill


Dubuque, IA                     

Q Casino


Prior Lake, MN                 

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel


Holmdel, NJ                       

PNC Bank Arts Center


Gilford, NH           

Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion


Bridgeport, CT       

Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater


Traverse City, MI   

Cherry Festival


Huber Heights, OH

Rose Music Center    


Grantville, PA           

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course


Wheatland, CA         

Hard Rock Live Sacramento


Costa Mesa, CA       

Orange County Fair


Las Vegas, NV           

Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort


Phoenix, AZ           

Arizona Financial Theatre


Salt Lake City, UT   

USANA Amphitheatre


Fort Hall, ID             

Shoshone-Bannock Casino


Great Falls, MT         

Voyagers Stadium


Denver, CO               

Fillmore Auditorium


Airway Heights, WA     

BECU Live at Northern Quest


Bend, OR                     

Hayden Homes Amphitheater


Corbin, KY                     

The Corbin Arena


Tuscaloosa, AL               

Tuscaloosa Amphitheater


Rogers, AR                     

Walmart AMP


Southaven, MS                 

BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove


Sedalia, MO                     

Missouri State Fair


Orange Beach, AL             

The Wharf Amphitheater


Nashville, TN                     

Ascend Amphitheater


Atlanta, GA                         

Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park


New Orleans, LA                 

Champions Square


Virginia Beach, VA         

Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
at Virginia Beach


Raleigh, NC                   

Red Hat Amphitheater


Simpsonville, SC             

CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park


Charleston, SC                 

Credit One Stadium


Charlotte, NC                   

Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre


Kansas City, MO               

Starlight Theatre


North Little Rock, AR         

Simmons Bank Arena


Brandon, MS                       

Brandon Amphitheater


Jacksonville, FL                   

Daily's Place


Tampa, FL               

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
at the FL State Fairgrounds


Boca Raton, FL       

Mizner Park Amphitheater


Austin, TX                 

Moody Amphitheater


Irving, TX                   

The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory


Sugar Land, TX         

Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land


Cherokee, NC           

Harrah's Cherokee

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