Grammy, AMA and GMA Dove Award winning Christian music group Third Day will perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre with guest Brandon Heath on March 26.
Celebrating a powerful and uplifting 20-plus years since the original independent release of the band’s gold selling self-titled debut album, Third Day 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. “Soul On Fire”, the debut single from the new album, became the “Most Added” 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, 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 “Our Deliverer” and “Maker” while asking Him to “Lead Us Back” to the passionate faith that all believers had at the beginning of their walk with Christ.
Long known as Christian music’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 “The Tonight Show,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “60 Minutes,” ABC’s “Nightline,” 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 Association’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 “Give Me Your Eyes” (2009). Heath has received five Grammy nominations, won an Emmy Award, and most recently won BMI’s songwriter of the year for 2014. Three previous albums have landed in the top 10, and he’s scored four No. 1 hit singles — “Give Me Your Eyes,” “Wait and See,” “I’m Not Who I Was” and “Your Love.”
Tickets for Third Day with Brandon Heath will go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 30 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Box Offices. Fans can save on fees by purchasing tickets at the St. Augustine Ampthitheatre box office and have first pick when the tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Tickets also will be available at ticketmaster.com, all TicketMaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.
If You Go
What: Third Day with Brandon Heath
When: 7 p.m. March 26; doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Where: St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Tickets: $75 – Seated Pit; $25 – 100 & 200 Level; $20 – 300 Level
Information: thirdday.com, brandonheath.net or staugamphitheatre.com