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About Theory of a Deadman

A Canadian heavy rock crew with a versatile modern rock sound that incorporates elements of country, acoustic, pop, and post-grunge, Theory of a Deadman emerged in 2001 as the first act to sign with Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger's 604 Records imprint. Since issuing their platinum-selling eponymous debut in 2002, the band has found both regional and international success via chart-topping releases like Scars & Souvenirs (2008), Savages (2014), and Say Nothing (2020).
Tyler Connolly (vocals/guitar) reportedly slipped a copy of the band's demo to Kroeger at a post-concert party and the two were soon collaborating on songs together. One of these, "Invisible Man," was used as the B-side for 2002's wildly successful Spider-Man theme "Hero" (a Kroeger collaboration with Saliva singer Josey Scott), and anticipated Theory of a Deadman's self-titled debut the same year. Also featuring Dave Brenner (guitar), Dean Back (bass), and Tim Hart (drums), the album's hook-laden, emotional hard rock sounded very similar to their celebrity benefactor's band. But a healthy touring work load and simple maturation ultimately helped Theory of a Deadman break out of that confining stylistic box for their more varied and distinctive sophomore effort Gasoline, which was recorded with session drummer Robin Diaz. The trio later tapped veteran journeyman Brent Fitz (formerly of Union and Vince Neil's solo band) as their new permanent touring drummer. Theory of a Deadman returned to the studio in 2007 to record their third album, Scars and Souvenirs, which was produced by Howard Benson. The album was released in April 2008, and was certified gold in less than a year. The hard-hitting Canadian rockers' fourth studio album, The Truth Is... arrived on July 12, 2011, and was followed by a co-headlining tour with Alter Bridge under the banner the Carnival of Madness, which also included Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, and Emphatic. In 2014, the bandmembers announced they were working on an album, and a new single, "Drown," arrived in April of that year. Their fifth album, Savages, followed in July of 2014. In October 2017 the band released a music video for the song "Rx (Medicate)" in anticipation of the arrival of the full-length Wake Up Call, which dropped later that month. Now going simply by Theory, the pop-leaning set entered the U.S. charts at 24 and peaked just outside the Top 10 in Canada. Continuing their new direction -- sounding close to Imagine Dragons, OneRepublic, and Shinedown -- Theory further embraced soaring pop/rock on the serious single "History of Violence" from their seventh set, 2020's Say Nothing. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia

Vancouver, British Columbia, Cana

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