Tuesday, March 7th, 2023
102.9 The Buzz Presents

Theory of a Deadman

Saint Asonia

$32.50 - $182.50 Get Tickets
Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM 18+ Years
Theory of a Deadman

Event Info

Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl Nashville
925 3rd Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37201

This event is 18+, unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Valid government-issued photo ID is required for entry. No refunds will be issued for failure to produce proper identification.

There are no COVID-19 vaccination or test requirements for this event. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting our establishment, you voluntarily assume all risks related to the exposure to or spreading of COVID-19. 

This ticket is valid for standing room only, general admission. ADA accommodations are available day of show.

All support acts are subject to change without notice.

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-One GA Ticket
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-One Merch Item (chosen at the merch booth at the show - Excluding Hoodie)
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-Commemorative VIP Laminate
 
Theory Early Entry Experience
-One GA Ticket
-Early Entry
-Autographed 8x10 Photo
-One Merch Item (chosen at the merch booth at the show - Excluding Hoodie)
-20% off Theory’s official store
-Commemorative VIP Laminate

*Details of the VIP Experience will be emailed to buyers about 3-5 days before the show.
 

Artist Info

Theory of a Deadman

Rock ‘n’ roll needs to hit all the right spots. With sky-high hooks, riffs as thick as a 2x4, rumbling grooves, and a razor-sharp sense of humor, Theory Of A Deadman have quietly persisted as an unapologetic, unbreakable, and undeniable hard rock force with major multi-platinum hits and countless sold out shows in each of the past two decades. Picking up the pace for the next chapter, the award-winning quartet—Tyler Connolly [lead vocals, guitar], Dave Brenner [guitar, backing vocals], Dean Back [bass], and Joey Dandeneau [drums, backing vocals]—once again deliver a barrage of anthems on their eighth full-length offering, TBD [Roadrunner Records].

“It feels fresh, but it also feels like home,” notes Tyler. “We were trying to amalgamate the old Theory of a Deadman with a new approach. Our last two records were really dark. This one is tongue-in-cheek and banging right out of the gate. It’s a lot more fun. That’s what I’m personally looking for in life, and I think people need it as well.”

“With this album, we wanted to get back to our roots,” agrees Dean. “For as much as we’ve grown, we’re still a rock band.”

“We essentially took what we’ve learned from the journey and applied it to what we’ve always done,” Dave elaborates. “We’ve been playing for over twenty years, but we’ve got the same excitement we had on the first day.”

Jamming together in basements throughout high school, Theory of a Deadman burst out of their small hometown of North Delta, British Columbia with the self-titled, Theory of a Deadman, during 2002. In addition to the double-platinum breakthrough album Scars & Souvenirs [2008] and gold-certified The Truth Is… [2011], they have notched a procession of hits, including the gold-certified “All Or Nothing,” “Bitch Came Back,” and “Lowlife,” platinum-certified “Angel,” “Hate My Life,” and “Not Meant To Be,” double-platinum “Bad Girlfriend,” and triple-platinum “RX (Medicate).” As the biggest smash of their career thus far, the latter marked their third #1 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart and garnered a nomination for “Rock Song of the Year” at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. Not to mention, they have logged two Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top 200. In 2020, Say Nothing landed at #2 on the Billboard Alternative Albums Chart and #3 on the Rock Albums Chart. Plus, it earned praise from American Songwriter, Billboard, and Classic Rock Magazine who awarded it “4-out-of-5 stars.

The global pandemic saw tours canceled and plans for Say Nothing irrevocably changed, so the boys refocused on Theory of a Deadman in 2021. After sharing ideas remotely, the group crossed the pond to once again record with producer Martin Terefe [Jason Mraz, YUNGBLUD] in Sweden at Atlantis Studios made famous by ABBA. On the heels of a year of social distancing, there was nothing like being in the same room again.

“We all recorded as a band,” recalls Tyler. “You’d hear Joe’s drums in Dave’s guitar, because they were literally ten feet away from each other. We kept all of those touches too. What you hear on the record is the four of us playing together. The guitar was so raw. It was awesome.”

“You can feel the history of Atlantis,” adds Dean. “I even got to play the ‘Dancing Queen’ piano. Benny from ABBA came in one day.”

“Benny totally wasn’t interested in playing with us, but he did eat all of our snacks,” laughs Tyler.

Theory Of A Deadman returned in true form with the single “Dinosaur” in October 2022 to introduce this new chapter. The riff lumbers ahead with all the swaggering force of a T-Rex and the grace of a Brontosaurus. Tyler sinks his teeth into one of the band’s biggest and boldest choruses yet, “Hey kids, boys and girls, now we’ve really done it, it’s the end of the world…Now, we’re going out, going out like the dinosaur.

“The song essentially says, ‘We’re all fucked, so let’s have fun and blow it up rather than be all dismal’,” the frontman goes on. “It’s a ‘Hello, we’re back’ tune. I literally picked up the bass and tried to write a riff that would sound like a dinosaur. Usually, I come up with lyrics first and the music after. On this record, I started going back to the riffs. If you watch the news, it sounds like we’re done, man. So, let’s have another wild ride.”

“Rock is where we made our bed for all these years,” adds Dave. “It’s been a while since we had an up-tempo in-your-face track like this—and it felt good.”

Evocative of the band’s signature wit, “Just The Two Of Us” takes a hard left from the refrain of the Grover Washington, Jr. and Bill Weathers classic into a breezy piano-laden breakup bop, “Just the two of us…we couldn’t make it if we tried!”

“I heard ‘Just The Two Of Us’, and I thought, ‘How cool would it be to make it about a COVID breakup?’,” Tyler recalls. “This guy and girl love each other, but they’re confined to a small apartment for 24 hours a day and hate each other now.”

Meanwhile, strings wrap around gritty guitar on “Medusa” where a little double entendre goes a long way.

“It’s about being attracted to someone who is bad for you,” Tyler reveals. “It’s a very sexual song. It’s not about a woman being evil, but there is an idea of her turning a guy to stone, you know what I mean?” he grins.

Cut front-to-back in one take, the aggressive “Get In Line” deals with how “people seem to get in line for whatever someone tells them to believe in religion. Then, there’s the recklessly raucous and righteously catchy “Ambulance.”

“It’s a club song about getting fucked up and ending up in the ambulance,” Tyler says. “When you first start getting drunk with your friends, it’s like they’re literally trying to kill you with alcohol poisoning. It’s almost like ‘Bad Girlfriend’ in a way.”

Ultimately, Theory of a Deadman give rock ‘n’ roll exactly what it needs once more.

“I want Theory fans to know we haven’t become complacent,” Dave leaves off. “We’re always pushing ourselves, and we’re driven by the fact we get to play live for them. We write with a lot of intention, and this was no exception.”

“I hope you listen to this and say, ‘Fuck yes’,” Tyler sums it up. “This record is a U-turn back with a little more knowledge and experience. With any luck, fans will say it’s exactly what they needed too.”

 
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    BIORock ‘n’ roll needs to hit all the right spots.With sky-high hooks, riffs as thick as a 2x4, rumbling grooves, anda razor-sharp sense of humor,Theory Of A Deadman have quietly persisted as an unapologetic, unbreakable,and undeniable hard rock force with major multi-platinum hits and countless sold out showsineach of thepast two decades.Picking up the pace for the next chapter,theaward-winningquartet—Tyler Connolly [leadvocals, guitar], Dave Brenner [guitar, backing vocals], Dean Back [bass], and Joey Dandeneau [drums, backingvocals]—once again deliver a barrage of anthems on their eighth full-length offering,TBD[RoadrunnerRecords].“It feels fresh, but it also feels like home,” notes Tyler. “We were tryingto amalgamate the old Theory of aDeadmanwith a new approach.Our last two records were really dark. This one istongue-in-cheek andbangingright out of the gate.It’s a lot more fun. That’s what I’m personally looking for in life, and I thinkpeople need it as well.”“With thisalbum, we wanted to get back to our roots,” agrees Dean. “For as much as we’ve grown, we’re stilla rock band.”“Weessentiallytookwhat we’ve learned from the journey and appliedit to what we’ve always done,” Daveelaborates.“We’ve been playing for over twenty years, but we’ve got the same excitement we had on thefirst day.”Jamming together in basementsthroughouthigh school, Theory of a Deadmanburst out of their smallhometown of North Delta, British Columbia with the self-titled,Theory of a Deadman,during2002.Inaddition to the double-platinum breakthrough albumScars & Souvenirs[2008] and gold-certifiedThe TruthIs...[2011], they have notched a procession of hits, including the gold-certified“All Or Nothing,” “Bitch CameBack,” and “Lowlife,” platinum-certified“Angel,” “Hate My Life,” and “Not Meant To Be,” double-platinum“Bad Girlfriend,” and triple-platinum “RX (Medicate).” As the biggest smash of their career thus far, the lattermarked their third #1 on theBillboardHot Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart and garnered a nomination for“Rock Song of the Year”at theiHeartRadioMusic Awards.Not to mention, they haveloggedtwo Top 10debuts on theBillboardTop200. In 2020,Say Nothinglandedat #2 on theBillboardAlternative Albums Chartand #3 on the Rock Albums Chart. Plus, it earned praise fromAmerican Songwriter,Billboard, andClassicRockMagazinewho awarded it“4-out-of-5 stars.”Theglobalpandemic saw tours canceled and plansforSay Nothingirrevocably changed, so the boysrefocused on Theory of a Deadmanin 2021. After sharing ideas remotely, the groupcrossed the pond toonceagainrecord with producer Martin Terefe[Jason Mraz, YUNGBLUD]in Swedenat Atlantis Studios madefamous by ABBA.On the heels of a year of social distancing, there was nothing like being in the same roomagain.“We all recorded as a band,” recalls Tyler. “You’d hear Joe’s drums in Dave’s guitar, because they wereliterally ten feet awayfrom each other. We kept all of those touchestoo. What you hear on the record is thefour of us playing together. The guitarwas so raw. It was awesome.”“You can feel the history ofAtlantis,” adds Dean. “Ievengot to play the‘Dancing Queen’piano. Benny fromABBA came in one day.”“Benny totallywasn’t interested in playing with us, but he did eat all of our snacks,” laughs Tyler.
     
  2.  
    Theory Of A Deadmanreturnedin true form with the single “Dinosaur”in October 2022to introduce thisnew chapter. The riff lumbers ahead with all the swaggering force of a T-Rex and the grace of a Brontosaurus.Tyler sinks his teeth into one of the band’s biggest and boldest choruses yet,“Hey kids, boys and girls, nowwe’ve really done it, it’s the end of the world...Now, we’re going out,going out like the dinosaur.”“The song essentially says,‘We’re all fucked, so let’s have fun and blow it uprather than be all dismal’,” thefrontman goes on. “It’s a‘Hello, we’re back’tune. Iliterallypicked up the bass and tried to write a riff thatwould sound like a dinosaur. Usually, Icome upwithlyrics first and the music after. On this record, I startedgoing back to the riffs. If you watch the news, it sounds like we’re done, man.So, let’s have another wildride.”“Rock is where we made our bed for all these years,” adds Dave. “It’s been a while since we had an up-tempoin-your-face track like this—and it felt good.”Evocative of the band’s signature wit, “Just The Two Of Us” takes a hard leftfrom the refrain of the GroverWashington, Jr. and Bill Weathers classic into a breezy piano-laden breakup bop,“Just the two of us...wecouldn’tmake it if we tried!”“I heard‘Just The Two Of Us’, and I thought,‘How cool would it be to make it about aCOVID breakup?’,”Tylerrecalls. “This guy and girllove each other, but they’re confined toa small apartmentfor 24 hours a day andhate each othernow.”Meanwhile, strings wrap around gritty guitar on “Medusa” where a little double entendre goes a longway.“It’s about being attracted to someone who is bad for you,”Tylerreveals. “It’s a very sexual song. It’s notabout a woman being evil, but there is an idea of her turning a guy to stone, you know what I mean?” hegrins.Cut front-to-back in one take,the aggressive “Get In Line” deals with how“people seem to get in line forwhatever someone tells them to believe in religion.”Then, there’s the recklessly raucous and righteouslycatchy “Ambulance.”“It’s a club song about getting fucked up and endingup in the ambulance,”Tylersays. “When you first startgetting drunk with your friends, it’s like they’re literally trying to kill you with alcohol poisoning. It’s almostlike‘Bad Girlfriend’in a way.”Ultimately, Theory of a Deadmangive rock ‘n’ rollexactly what it needs once more.“I want Theoryfans to know we haven’tbecomecomplacent,” Dave leaves off. “We’re always pushingourselves, and we’re driven by the fact we get to play live for them. We write with a lot of intention, and thiswas no exception.”“I hope you listen to this and say,‘Fuck yes’,” Tyler sums it up. “This record is a U-turn back with a little moreknowledge and experience. With any luck, fans will say it’s exactly what they needed too.”BOILERWith sky-high hooks, riffs as thick as a 2x4, rumbling grooves, and a razor-sharp sense of humor, Theory Of ADeadman) have quietly persisted as an unapologetic, unbreakable, and undeniable hard rock force withmajor multiplatinum hits and countless sold out shows in each of the past two decades. Jamming together inbasementsthroughouthigh school,the bandburst out of their small hometown of North Delta, BritishColumbia with the self-titled,Theory of a Deadman, during 2002. In addition to the double-platinum
     
  3.  
    breakthrough albumScars & Souvenirs[2008] and gold-certifiedThe Truth Is...[2011], they have notched aprocession of hits, including the gold-certified “All Or Nothing,” “Bitch Came Back,” and “Lowlife,” platinum-certified “Angel,” “Hate My Life,”and “Not Meant To Be,” double-platinum “Bad Girlfriend,” and triple-platinum “RX (Medicate).” As the biggest smash of their career this far, the latter marked their third #1 ontheBillboardHot Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart and garnered a nomination for“Rock Song of the Year”attheiHeartRadioMusic Awards.They have logged two Top 10 debuts on theBillboardTop 200. In 2020,SayNothinglanded at #2 on theBillboardAlternative Albums Chart and #3 on the Rock Albums Chart. Plus, itearned praise fromAmerican Songwriter,Billboard, andClassic Rock Magazinewho awarded it“4-out-of-5stars.”Now, the award-winning quartet—Tyler Connolly [lead vocals, guitar], Dave Brenner [guitar, backingvocals], Dean Back [bass], and Joey Dandeneau [drums, backing vocals]—once again deliver a barrage ofanthems, beginning with the single “Dinosaur” and more to come.
     
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Saint Asonia

By turning inward, Saint Asonia amplify every element of their signature sound. Skyscraping hooks soar higher, while arena-ready rhythms rattle harder. The guitars cut deeper, and the lyrics resound louder than ever. The quartet—Adam Gontier [vocals, guitar], Mike Mushok [lead guitar], Cale Gontier [bass], and Cody Watkins [drums]—find power and strength on their aptly titled 2022 EP, Introvert [Spinefarm Records].
Saint Asonia initially united two hard rock luminaries under a new banner. Respectively, Adam and Mike had each reached stratospheric heights in Three Days Grace and Staind, toppling charts, packing venues, and selling millions of records. As such, their union captivated audiences worldwide. In the wake of their 2015 self-titled debut Saint Asonia, Loudwire christened the band its “Best New Artist” at the Loudwire Music Awards. The 2019 follow-up, Flawed Design, yielded the blockbuster single “The Hunted” [feat. Sully Erna of Godsmack], generating over 15 million Spotify streams. In a “4.5-out-of-5-star” review, New Noise Magazine declared, “Any fan of hard rock (whether they’ve listened in recently or not) should give Saint Asonia a spin.Plus, Loudwire applauded it as one of the “The 50 Best Rock Albums of the Year.Not to mention, they toured with everyone from Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, and Seether to Alter Bridge and Mötley Crüe.
Unfortunately, Flawed Design never received a proper tour due to the Global Pandemic. However, the musicians buckled down and wrote what would become Introvert during the downtime.
“The title was fitting with the way the songs were written,” observes Adam. “We wrote and recorded individually. It’s a weird situation to make a record and not be in the same room as your band. I felt like an Introvert when I was working on these songs.”
This time around, they recorded with producer Anton Delost [Cleopatrick, Seaway, Hollow Coves] outside of Toronto. The producer injected a fresh perspective into the project as did recently welcomed drummer Cody (who played in Art of Dying with Cale). Meanwhile, Mike recorded remotely from his home studio in Connecticut.
“We had a blast with Anton,” Adam goes on. “He played a big part in the sonic changes. It’s a little different for us, but it’s still pretty heavy. He understood what we were hoping to accomplish. It’s Saint Asonia.”
The guys initially teased out this phase with a heavy and haunting take on The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights,” tallying millions of streams. However, they properly introduce Introvert with the single “Above It All.” Airy electronics brush up against clean guitar as Adam declares, “It’s time to take a stand and save our lives. A chugging verse gives way to an irresistible hook punctuated by a hummable guitar lead.
“It’s the first one I actually wrote,” he recalls. “I wrote it about standing up and paying attention to what you’re told to do as a society and then making your own decisions. You’re not necessarily acting or reacting as people want you to. We’re all told so many things about what’s right or wrong. There was a lot of misinformation. ‘Above It All’ is about making the right decision for yourself.”
Then, there’s “Chew Me Up” [feat. Johnny Stevens of Highly Suspect]. Johnny’s bluesy timbre serves as the perfect counterpoint to Adam as the slow burning track builds towards a catharsis with teeth.
“We’re big fans of Highly Suspect, so we were really excited to have Johnny on the song,” he goes on. “Our styles are a little bit different, but he did his thing. It turned out amazing. Lyrically, it’s about cancel culture. People are influenced by things online and try to be who they’re not on social media platforms. There’s a lot of pressure. The song is a realization it doesn’t matter. The internet and social media can chew you up pretty quickly and spit you back out before you even know it.”
Elsewhere, “Left Behind” culminates on a scorching guitar solo, while “Bite The Bullet” hinges on a thick bass line and candid lyricism.
“My dad passed away about a year ago, and ‘Bite The Bullet’ hits home,” he admits. “He always used to use the phrase ‘Bite The Bullet’ when I was growing up. The song remembers him and how he told me you can’t change things that are out of your control. It’s a good reminder of my dad.”
In the end, Saint Asonia connect closer than ever on Introvert.
“This band means a lot to me,” Adam leaves off. “It’s been an incredible outlet, and it’s become a family. I love the guys and the freedom we have to create. I couldn’t ask for a better situation. I hope people dig it and love the music. If you relate to it and drive down the road blasting it, that’s the most I could ask for.”
 

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