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Thursday, November 5, 2009


World-class award-winning Rock Band to perform at the Wave House, Gateway on November 5.

World-class award-winning rock band Third Day is touring South Africa in November. This is the first for the band to reach our shores, and will prove that Christian Rock is a force to be reckoned with. They are currently the top-selling Christian Rock Band in World.

Third Day has performed to millions of fans in numerous sold-out arenas around the world. Over the past decade, rock band Third Day (made up of Mac Powell, Tai Anderson, David Carr and Mark Lee) has racked up 27 No.1 radio singles and sold close to seven million albums worldwide. The band has garnered 23 career Dove Awards, three GRAMMY Awards (with eight career nominations), an American Music Award, three AMA nominations and multiple ASCAP honours.

“Third Day are by far our most successful rock band,” says Frank Naude, National Sales Manager for Integrity Media Africa. They have been quoted as one of the top-ranked touring bands according to Pollstar magazine. Due to their mass appeal, Third Day has been featured by top media outlets including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC), The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS), 60 Minutes (CBS), ABC’s Nightline, USA Today, New York Times and even graced the cover of Billboard magazine (June7, 2008). Backing up the band's ascent, Billboard magazine noted the act is "not only one of the best Christian bands of the '90s but one of the best rock bands, period.”

Whilst the 4 piece are known for their electric live shows and chart-topping album sales, Third Day is also highly respected for their humanitarian efforts. The band actively supports the ONE Campaign, Blood: Water Mission, Habitat for Humanity and World Vision. Third Day recently established the “Come Together Fund” as a vehicle to direct a portion of concert proceeds to grassroots humanitarian efforts around the world.

Third Day will perform at the Wave House, Gateway with guest speaker Angus Buchan and opening act Andrew Webster & Band, on November 5 at 20h00. Tickets R150 for general and R250 for golden circle, at the Wave House; DIVA – Pavilion and Hillcrest KwikSpar. For more info contact 082 619 3569