3 Doors Down is commemorating the 20th anniversary of their sophomore album, Away From The Sun, by sharing the original video for “When I’m Gone,” which has been in the band’s archives for the last two decades. You can check out the video – here.
Away From The Sun spawned four singles, including the title track, “When I’m Gone,” “The Road I’m On,” and “Here Without You,” which reached No. 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was certified 6x platinum in the US. The lead single, “When I’m Gone,” peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent seventeen weeks on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, becoming one of the longest-running number-one singles.
Directed by Marc Klasfeld, the visual takes viewers on a journey through a funeral procession and burial ceremony, paired with the band’s live performance that leads to an unexpected twist. Sharing his experience of filming the video, lead singer Brad Arnold recalled: “It was a wild experience shooting the original video for “When I’m Gone,” The most intense and unforgettable part was being buried above my head not once, but three times. Although we faced numerous challenges while making that video, nothing could compare to the overwhelming feeling we experienced the first time we saw the military version. What started as a military tour became something extraordinary we’ll always treasure. But, it was meant to be.”
Special guest Candlebox will join 3 Doors Down on the “Away From The Sun” 30th Anniversary Tour, expected to be the band’s last U.S. tour.
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