Mississippi College

MC Hosts Third Day Concert

October 21, 2008

Billboard magazine rates Third Day "not only one of the best Christian bands of the '90s, but one of the best rock bands, period."

With that kind of reputation, the multi-platinum-selling band is sure to draw a huge crowd for a Nov. 23 concert at Mississippi College's A.E. Wood Coliseum.

The visit to MC is part of the group's LIVE Fall Tour with special guests Needtobreathe and Revive. Winners of numerous Dove and Grammy Awards, Third Day has attracted millions of fans around the globe over their 15-year career.

The visit to the Christian university follows a number of college stops this fall, including the University of Illinois on Oct. 31 and the University of Indiana Nov. 7. The group performs at First Baptist Church in Lafayette, La. on Nov. 22 before their Sunday evening stop on the Clinton campus. The concert at MC begins at 6 p.m.

Tickets are now on sale at www.tickets.com, LifeWay Christian Stores on County Line Road in Jackson and in the MC Cafeteria. Tickets are $25 for general admission.

Making concert plans is MC freshman Jake Cole, 18, who owns six of their albums. A resident of Star in Rankin County, he's seen the band in concert twice in Gatlinburg, Tenn. and once each in Jackson and Hattiesburg. "Third Day never does the same concert twice. Any band that can do that is incredible."

A DJ on Star 93.5, MC's campus radio station, Cole is also a believer in the band's message. "All their songs have a really strong Biblical message, a strong God-center in every song."

MC's college radio station is one of the concert sponsors. "I forsee a packed house at the coliseum," said Cole, a communication major with a minor in Christian Studies. Normally the home base for Choctaws basketball games, the Gold Dome seats about 5,000 fans.

Third Day performers say the group's success surpassed all expectations. "Our career is like a dream I didn't even know I had," said drummer David Carr.

South Carolina-based Needtobreathe and Revive, a group with roots in Australia, are also coming to Central Mississippi with a growing and enthusiastic fan base.

For more information, call Star 93.5 at 601-925-3460, or visit http://www.star93fm.com/

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