‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Proves How to Finish a Trilogy

While not exactly a golden rule, it is known fact that if a movie does well in the box office, chances are good that it will be followed by sequel and more often than not, we’ve come to expect that the sequel won’t measure up to the original. Add a third movie to the mix and you’re just asking for trouble. With animated movies, the expectations are often even lower. (Is anyone really surprised that the Ice Age movies keep getting worse?) But sometimes, as is the case with the Disney/Pixar Toy Story movies, we’re pleasantly surprised. Now you can add How to Train Your Dragon to that short list too.

One thing that DreamWorks Animation has understood about this series is that the story comes first, the hijinks come later. The very first Dragon movie proved that way back in 2010 with a strong story and with each chapter that has come after it, that story just keeps getting better. What started out as a cute kid’s story has become a powerful trilogy. We've seen these chara…

Third Day Announces Farewell Tour

Details on Third Day's Farewell Tour.
Third Day (Merge PR)


Sure, we’ve heard Cher and other musical groups announce “farewell” tours only to come back around a few years later, but this latest news just might stick. Four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning and multi-platinum selling band Third Day will hit the road one last time this summer which concludes an extraordinary touring career that spans 25 years and boasts legions of loyal fans from around the world.

The tour, produced by Awakening Events and sponsored by Food for the Hungry, kicks off May 31 in Seattle and will visit 12 major US markets before wrapping up on June 27 in Denver at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater.

“These last twenty-five years of Third Day have been an amazing ride that we never in our wildest dreams thought we would experience,” said founding member and lead guitarist Mark Lee.

“We know this is a season that is coming to a close, and we wanted to give our fans one more chance to see us perform live. The live show has been the core fan experience, and this tour will give us an opportunity to go out and say thank you to the fans who have alwaysbeen so supportive of our music,” said lead vocalist Mac Powell.

During the last two decades, the Atlanta-based multi-platinum rock band has racked up 31 #1 radio singles and sold more than nine million albums, including two RIAA 2x multi Platinum, two RIAA multi Platinum, five Platinum and 14 Gold certifications. The group has also garnered 24 career GMA Dove Awards (and 42 nominations), four GRAMMY® Awards (with 12 career nominations), an American Music Award (and four AMA nominations), and multiple ASCAP honors, including its coveted Vanguard Award for songwriting.

Third Day has been featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 60 Minutes, Nightline, USA Today, the New York Times, and even one cover of Billboard Magazine, which called the group "one of the best rock bands, period."

The Farewell Tour will feature a full slate from the band’s 31 No. 1 radio singles, as well as new material from Mac Powell and the Family Reunion, new music from Mark Lee featuring stories from his book Hurt Road, and special guest artist appearances in all markets.

Starting March 7, special pre-sale VIP fan experience packages will be available. General tickets will be available on March 9. For the most up-to-date ticketing information, please visit thirdday.com.

Third Day Farewell Tour Dates:

  • May 31: Seattle, WA at Moore Theater
  • June 1: Portland, OR at Viking Arena
  • June 2: Los Angeles, CA at Bren Events Center/UC Irvine
  • June 3: Dallas, TX at Verizon Wireless Theater at Grand Prairie
  • June 8: Houston, TX at Cynthia Woods Pavilion Amphitheater
  • June 9: New York City, NY at Beacon Theater
  • June 13: Louisville, KY at Southeast Christian
  • June 14: Indianapolis, IN at Murat Theater
  • June 16: Atlanta, GA at Fox Theater
  • June 22: Grand Rapids, MI at DeVoss Performance Hall
  • June 23: Nashville, TN at Ryman Auditorium
  • June 27: Denver, CO at Red Rocks Amphitheater

(Dates, markets and venues subject to change without notice)


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