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article image3 Doors Down talks acoustic tour, New York show and future plans Special

By Markos Papadatos     Jul 13, 2014 in Music
Westbury - Chris Henderson, the rhythm guitarist from the acclaimed rock band 3 Doors Down, chatted about their "3 Doors Down Acoustic - Songs From the Basement" tour and their future plans.
On July 29, they will be playing an acoustic concert at The Space at Westbury in Long Island, New York, where they will be performing deep cuts and hits from their catalog of songs. "It has only been the second date of this leg, but so far, the tour has been great," he said. "This acoustic show will be a stripped-down version of our songs. We digress the songs to the way that they are written. It is a pretty low-key tour and it is going to be a nice and relaxed atmosphere, and everybody will be able to sit and enjoy it."
He shared that after this tour is over, they will go back to the studio and record another 3 Doors Down album, which should be out in early 2015. "We have written three songs for the new album, and we will write some more," Henderson said. "It's a work in progress."
Henderson's proudest moments with the group include the charity work that they do with the troops, such as their recent concert in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Independence Day. "That was a pretty surreal moment for us. I was pretty proud of that," he said.
The rock band formed in 1995 in Mississippi and they have sold over 16 million albums worldwide, garnered three Grammy nominations and they won two American Music Awards. Their debut album, The Better Life, has been certified sextuple-platinum, which featured their hit single and signature song "Kryptonite." "That felt great," he said.
He noted that he is motivated each day by going out and performing for people. "My songwriting is inspired by everyday life. I am influenced by anything and everything," he said.
Henderson listed the ballad "Away From The Sun" as his personal favorite song that the group has recorded to date. It is the title track of their sophomore studio album, as well as the fourth single released from that collection.
For aspiring musicians, Henderson remarked, "Don't quit your day jobs. Don't put everything else in life on hold for this career, since it is difficult to get. Make sure you have a second avenue to fall back on."
He was influenced heavily by the southern rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd. "If i had to name one act that inspired me the most, it would be them," he said.
For his 3 Doors Down fans, he concluded, "Thank you for the support over the years, and for just being fans of the band. We really appreciate that. If it weren't for them, we literally would be back working in construction."
To learn more about 3 Doors Down and their upcoming tour dates, check out their official website.
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