By Brian M. Howle
OK, you’re a kickass rock band from North Delta, British Columbia. If that name doesn’t ring a bell, well, there’s a reason for that. It’s because North Delta ain’t exactly a hotbed of happenin’ rock bands. So if you are from North Delta, just how the hell do you get your music out there in the mainstream, so you can be discovered, and for all to enjoy and fawn over you and make you rich and famous and all that good shit?
Well, simple: The band’s lead singer, Tyler Connolly, gave Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger a demo tape of their music while at an after-show party. and the rest, as they say, is history. Of course, you have to move from North Delta to Vancouver. But hey … doesn’t everyone?
God, I love a happy ending.
And now, kids, platinum-selling Vancouver rock band Theory of a Deadman are getting ready to hit the road this spring for a headlining tour that will be stopping in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Thursday, May 17 at House Of Blues Myrtle Beach with opening acts, Pop Evil and Stellar Revival.
The quartet is touring in support of The Truth Is, their fourth full length album released in July 2011 on Roadrunner/604 Records, which debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. Recorded in Los Angeles’ Bay 7 Studio with Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, 3 Doors Down), the 19 track album features the current single “Hurricane,” currently #15 at Active Rock and Mainstream Rock radio as well as first singles “Lowlife,” a raucous anthem celebrating simple pleasures and “The Bitch Came Back,” which gives a hilarious send-off to a bad ex with roaring guitars and flourishes of horns.
Theory of a Deadman—Tyler Connolly (lead vocals, lead guitars), David Brenner (rhythm guitar), Dean Back (bass), Joey Dandeneau (drums)—builds arena-ready hooks around hard rocking stories of good times, bad times and everything in between. The band solidified their place at the top of the modern hard rock charts by exceeding Platinum sales with their breakthrough album Scars & Souvenirs (2008) and with the #1 Active Rock Radio hits “Bad Girlfriend” and “So Happy.” The band has toured with everyone from Motley Crue and Godsmack to Daughtry and label mates Stone Sour and will be appearing at this year’s Rock on the Range festival alongside Incubus, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Slash, Cypress Hill and Chevelle.
To read the band’s bio, go to: www.theoryofadeadman.com/board_posts.theory-of-a-deadman-biography
For info on the show, call the box office at 843-272-3000; for tickets call 1-877-598-8497; or visit www.livenation.com .
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