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“LOWLIFE” REACHES A NEW HIGH

Posted in Artist Watch, News, Releases with tags , , , , , , on August 9, 2011 by Randy

Theory Of A Deadman’s Debut Single From The Truth Is… Reaches #1 on Active Rock Chart This Week

Band Kicks Off Carnival Of Madness Tour August 13th

Opening For 3 Doors Down This Fall

(August 9, 2011 – New York, NY) – Theory of a Deadman keep finding more things to celebrate.  Hot on the heels of a Top 10 album debut on the Billboard Top 200 with their latest Roadrunner Records release The Truth Is… last month, the band now find themselves on top of the Active Rock Chart hitting the #1 spot this week with the first single, “Lowlife.”  The single is the third #1 single of their career alongside former chart toppers “Bad Girlfriend” and “So Happy” from their platinum selling previous release Scars & Souvenirs. “Lowlife” has also sold more than 60,000 singles since its release on iTunes. The “Lowlife” video stars Donal Logue (known for his work on hit television shows such as ER and Grounded For Life) as the title character and antihero and is directed by Paul Boyd who is known for his work with Sting, Shania Twain and Seal to name a few.

The Truth Is… was released on July 12th via Roadrunner Records and exploded onto the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 at #8 scanning over 37,000 units its first week. The album also reached the #2spot on the iTunes Rock Album charts and the fan-discovered track “Hurricane” hit #9 on the iTunes Rock Songs Chart selling over 10,000 units. The album was produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, 3 Doors Down). 

Theory of a Deadman has been together for over a decade and created a sound that fans worldwide have embraced through their previous releases: Scars & Souvenirs [2008], Gasoline [2005], and Theory of a Deadman [2002].   The band has become synonymous with building arena-ready hooks around hard rocking stories of good times, bad times and everything in between.  The band will be heading out on this summer’s Carnival of Madness tour alongside Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry, Adelitas Way and Emphatic. Sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, the Carnival of Madness Tour will tear through North America for 25+ dates beginning August 13 in Twin Lakes, WI. Upon wrapping the Carnival of Madness tour, the band will take a very shortbreak before heading out again to open for 3 Doors Down across America.

Theory of a Deadman is Tyler Connolly [Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar], David Brenner [Rhythm Guitar], Dean Back [Bass], and Joey Dandeneau [Drums].

www.theoryofadeadman.com

www.roadrunnerrecords.com

www.carnivalofmadness.com

Tour Dates

Aug 10th

Sturgis, SD

Full Throttle Saloon Amphotheatre

Aug 12th

Kansas City, MO

Midland Theatre by AMC

Aug 13th  *

Twin Lakes, WI

Shadow Hill Ranch

Aug 14th *

Chillicothe, IL

Three Sisters Park

Aug 16th *

Royal Oak, MI

Royal Oak Music Theatre

Aug 17th *

Indianapolis, IN

The Murat Theatre

Aug 19th *

Council Bluffs, IA

Harrah’s Casino

Aug 20th *

Sedalia, MO

Missouri State Fairgrounds

Aug 23rd *

Fargo, ND

The Hub (Outdoors)

Aug 24th *

Sioux Falls, SD

Sioux Falls Arena

Aug 26th *

Louisville, KY

KY State Fair/Cardinal Stadium

Aug 27th *

Waterloo, IA

McElroy Auditorium (Outdoors)

Aug 28th *

St. Paul, MN

Minnesota State Fair

Aug 30th

Youngstown, OH

Wedgewood Entertainment Center

Aug 31st *

Albany, NY

Times Union Center

Sept 1st *

Allentown, PA

The Great Allentown Fair

Sept 3rd *

Hampton Beach, NH

Hampton Beach Casino

Sept 4th *

Bangor, ME

Bangor Waterfront

Sept 5th *

Fitchburg, MA

Central Mass Expo Center

Sept 7th *

Baltimore, MD

Pier Six Concert Pavilion

Sept 9th *

Big Flats, NY

Tag’s Summer Stage

Sept 10th *

Atlantic City, NJ

House of Blues

Sept 11th *

Huntington, WV

Harris Riverfront Park

Sept 13th *

Charlotte, NC

Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre

Sept 14th *

Fayetteville, NC

Crown Coliseum

Sept 16th *

Tulsa, OK

Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino

Sept 17th *

Poplar Bluffs, MS

Black River Coliseum

Sept 18th *

Dayton, OH

Montgomery County Fairgrounds

Sept 29 #

Chattanooga, TN

Memorial Auditorium

Oct. 2 #

Nashville, TN

The Woods at Fontanel

Oct. 4 #

Orlando, FL

Hard Rock Live

Oct. 5 #

St. Augustine, FL

St. Augustine Amphitheater

Oct. 7 #

Bossier City, LA

Century Link Center

Oct. 11 #

Knoxville, TN

Knoxville Civic Center

Oct. 12 #

Roanoke, VA

Roanoke Civic Center

Oct. 14 #

Tuscaloosa, AL

Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

Oct. 15 #

Jackson, MS

Mississippi Coliseum

Oct. 28 #

Beaumont, TX

Ford Center Arena

Oct. 29 #

Corpus Christi, TX

Concrete Street Amphitheater

Nov. 1 #

Rockford, IL

Rockford MetroCentre

Nov. 4 #

Grand Rapids, MI

DeltaPlex

Nov. 9 #

New York, NY

Hammerstein Ballroom

Nov. 12 #

Providence, RI

Providence Performing Arts Center

* Carnival of Madness 2011 Date with Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry, Adelita’s Way and Emphatic

# Opening for 3 Doors Down

Today’s Album Releases July 12th, 2011

Posted in Releases with tags , , , , on July 12, 2011 by Randy

Alkaline Trio – Damnesia

Incubus – If Not Now, When?

Sublime with Rome – Yours Truly

Theory of a Deadman – The Truth Is…

Theory of a Deadman: The Rock Tribune 2008 Interview

Posted in Archived Interviews (text only) with tags , , , , , , on July 9, 2011 by Randy

On November 29th, 2008, we had the chance to sit down and call Dean Back of Theory of a Deadman. We covered where the band came from, where they are now, and where they want to be in the future…all from the fall out of Scars & Souvenirs.

RockTrib: How did the band get their start?

Dean: We grew up together and started jamming together in the basement of Tyler’s parents place. Tyler’s dad was a musician as well, and he had a little studio set up and we would write songs and record them. We did a little demo, and we were friends with people who were friends with friends of Chad Kroeger of Nickleback. Tyler was at some party where Chad was also at, and he gave Chad the demo. This was right before Nickleback was to become big. They had already had a record deal in America and Chad was already thinking of starting his own record company. When he heard our stuff he was impressed and signed us to his record company in Canada, and then we signed onto Roadrunner Records in America.

RockTrib: How did the name Theory of a Deadman come about?

Dean: That was a song title off of our first record, now titled “The Last Song”, and when we were recording the song for the record the title had changed and the song kind of changed as well, and we did not have a band name when the record company had signed us. So it was just one of those things where this phrase kept sticking out to us, so we took it for a band name.

RockTrib: How did it feel to go from making music in Tyler’s parent’s basement to all of the sudden, one day working with the likes of Nickelback and touring with major acts like Shinedown and the upcoming shows with Motley Crue?

Dean: Well it didn’t happen over night…I think when we were a new band, one of the good things we had going for us was we were always writing and always jamming. We never rushed right out into performing on stage; we really concentrated on writing strong songs and really working on our craft rather than any kind of live show. So when it was finally time for us to take the stage, we were confident in our stuff. This is how we grew as performers and when it was finally time for us to take the stage we just had a blast with it, and anyone who has ever been to a Theory of a Deadman show will say that our show is full of energy.

RockTrib: Looking at the tour dates, you guys are booked for the next few months solid. How do you manage being away from your home life for so long?

Dean: Its tough man…but its one of those things that comes with the job.  We have adapted to it, and it’s become a part of our life. We’ll be home for the holidays. We try not to go out anymore than a month and a half or two months before we get to go home. But yeah, it’s tough. Luckily we all have a lot of support back home, and we all have great girlfriends and wives that truly understand what the sacrifices in the business are and it’s this great support system back home that makes it easier for us to be here.

RockTrib: How do you compare your new album “Scars & Souvenirs” to your first two albums?

Dean: I think since the first record we have really grown as a band and the songwriting has become stronger and stronger. I just think this new record just felt really good and natural when we started recording it. It feels good because we have always wanted to be one of those bands that have lasted and be around for a long time. We have seen a lot of bands come and go, blow up and then fizzle away. Just to know that our band has grown and slowly gotten stronger and stronger makes us extremely optimistic as to what the future holds for us.

RockTrib: Where do you guys get a hold of all these beautiful women for your videos?

Dean: *laughs* Bad Girlfriend was shot in Vancouver and I might be a bit biased because I am from there, but they have some of the most beautiful women in the world there.

RockTrib: You guys have toured with the likes of Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown, and the upcoming shows with Motley Crue. Who is the one artist that you as an individual was the most excited to play with?

Dean: Our band is the children of the Grunge era, and we all grew up listening to those types of bands. Recently we got to play a few shows with the recently reunited Stone Temple Pilots. That was unbelievable. It was great to see those guys playing again. My favorite band of all time was Guns and Roses. If those guys could ever put their troubles behind them and join forces again that would be ridiculously awesome for me just to even see. And another band is Alice in Chains. Even though Lane (Staley) is gone, their new singer is great. He does a really good job and we got to play a few shows with them.

RockTrib:  How would you describe “Scars & Souvenirs” from beginning to end?

Dean: I think it’s just a good description of what we are all about. We were really able to have a little more freedom and release songs that really describe who we are. Songs like Bad Girlfriend and I Hate My Life…there’s a lot of tongue in cheek, a lot of sense of humor in those songs which we haven’t done in the past.

RockTrib: You run the Gamut of emotions with the song names. You have one song called So Happy while another is called I Hate My Life. Where did all these emotions come from?

Dean: When Tyler is writing the Lyrics, it’s really whatever he’s feeling at that time is what the song turns into. Like anybody, he has his ups and downs.

RockTrib: What should someone who has never seen a Theory of a Deadman show expect when coming to one of your shows?

Dean: It’s a good rock show. We have a lot of energy; we pour it all out on stage and by the end of the night we’re drained. And ever since the song Bad Girlfriend came out, it has become more of a prettier audience *laughs*. A lot of good looking girls are showing up.

RockTrib: You guys are booked solid through March of ’09. Does it ever become draining putting out that much energy night after night?

Dean: The day to day grind, the getting up and doing the sound check’s and stuff, that gets tiresome. But as soon as you walk out on that stage and hear the crowd, there’s nothing like it. There’s no better feeling and I wouldn’t give it up for anything.

RockTrib: What song’s do your fans respond to most?

Dean: It all depends on where we are, depending on what the radio stations are playing in that area. When we hit the road the fans were really cheering for Bad Girlfriend and I Hate My Life. And these were songs that we really didn’t think of as singles, but the fans were cheering for them really before the record was released actually. We had posted these songs on our MySpace, and so they got to hear them early and it showed because once Bad Girlfriend was released to the radio it immediately did really well for us.

RockTrib: What size of crowds are you playing for right now?

Dean: Currently we are playing for roughly 1000 people a show, and when we get up into Canada we will play at the larger Theater’s, probably 2000 to 3000 seater’s.

RockTrib: Which do you like more, the smaller more intimate venue or the larger arena?

Dean: It’s been awhile since we’ve done the big arena thing, so that’s going to be exciting. It’s fun to put the big production together and put on a big show. But then again there’s nothing like playing in a smoky bar as well. They both have there up’s and down’s.

RockTrib: Can you give us a quick rundown of your daily routine when you have a big show coming up?

Dean: Like today, we woke up around noon and went and got a bite to eat somewhere, had sound check, and then had a sound check party after that with the radio station. They brought a bunch of fans. Then we have interviews like this during the day and talk to different media outlets throughout the day, and then another radio station party tonight. Then the opening act starts warming the crowd up and we will usually sneak in and catch a few songs here and there, all the while the NHL Hockey package is on the Satellite in the bus.

RockTrib: What do you want to tell your fans out there?

Dean: I just want to say thank you for sticking with us, it’s been a long ride going on 7 years now. If you’re a new Theory fan, come check us out and come to the show. We always make sure that everyone is having a good time. We just want to say a Big Thank you really.

RockTrib: You guys have been going 7 years strong, where do you see yourselves in the next 7 years?

Dean: Still touring this album…maybe Bad Girlfriend will be played more and we will be touring off of this album still… *Laughs* but we will probably be a few more albums deep and still on the road playing for our fans.

Theory of a Deadman is currently touring to promote their new cd “Scars & Souvenirs,” which is in stores now.

 © 2008-2011 All Rights Reserved. The Rock Tribune, Randy Hall

THEORY OF A DEADMAN SET TO SHOW WHAT THE TRUTH IS…NEXT TUESDAY New Album Out On July 12th via Roadrunner Records Is Follow-up To Platinum Selling Scars and Souvenirs

Posted in News with tags , , , on July 8, 2011 by Randy

Debut Single “Lowlife” Rising Up The Top 10 At Radio

 
(July 7, 2011 – New York, NY) – Theory of a Deadman is set to return to the top of the charts next week with theirlatest release, The Truth Is… The album, which is out July 12th via Roadrunner Records, marks the Vancouver quartets return to give rock a much-needed kick in the ass. The album is produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, 3 Doors Down) and is thefollow up to the band’s platinum certified previous release, Scars and Souvenirs, which was powered by a pair of #1 singles in  “So Happy” and “Bad Girlfriend,” as well as “Not Meant To Be” which landed in the Top 5 at Hot AC.  The album is the follow-up to their platinum selling previous release, Scars and Souvenirs, which was released in 2008.
 
The debut single from the The Truth Is…, “Lowlife,” is also flying up the Rock charts.  Moving up the Top 10, the song is currently #7 at the Mainstream Rock format and #7 at Active Rock.  It has also sold more than 40,000 singles since its release on iTunes. The video premiered online on June 16th via CraveOnline.com and received major attention.  The video stars Donal Logue (known for his work on hit television shows such as ER and Grounded For Life) as the title character and antihero.  The video features images of the band playing slide guitar with a beer bottle, kids pushing an out of gas Fiero and even full on exploding trailer home at the end.  The video is directed by Paul Boyd who is known for his work with Sting, Shania Twain and Seal to name a few.
Theory of a Deadman has been together for over a decade and created a sound that fans worldwide have grown to love through their previous releases: Scars & Souvenirs [2008], Gasoline [2005], and Theory of a Deadman [2002].   The band has become synonymous with building arena-ready hooks around hard rocking stories of good times, bad times and everything in between.  The band will be heading out on this summer’s Carnival of Madness tour alongside Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry, Adleita’s Way and Emphatic. Sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, the Carnival of Madness Tour will tear through North America for 25+ dates set to launch August 13 in Twin Lakes, WI.
Theory of a Deadman is Tyler Connolly [Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar], David Brenner [Rhythm Guitar], Dean Back [Bass], and Joey Dandeneau [Drums].

Jul.15th

Lansing, MI

Common Ground Music Festival

Jul.22nd

Fond Du Lac, WI

Fond Du Lac County Fairgrounds

Aug 10th

Sturgis, SD

Full Throttle Saloon Amphotheatre

Aug 12th

Kansas City, MO

Midland Theatre by AMC

Aug 13th  *

Twin Lakes, WI

Shadow Hill Ranch

Aug 14th *

Chillicothe, IL

Three Sisters Park

Aug 16th *

Royal Oak, MI

Royal Oak Music Theatre

Aug 17th *

Indianapolis, IN

The Lawn at White River State Park

Aug 19th *

Council Bluffs, IA

Harrah’s Casino

Aug 20th *

Sedalia, MO

Missouri State Fairgrounds

Aug 23rd *

Fargo, ND

The Hub (Outdoors)

Aug 24th *

Sioux Falls, SD

Sioux Falls Arena

Aug 26th *

Louisville, KY

KY State Fair/Cardinal Stadium

Aug 27th *

Waterloo, IA

McElroy Auditorium (Outdoors)

Aug 28th *

St. Paul, MN

Minnesota State Fair

Aug 30th

Youngstown, OH

Wedgewood Entertainment Center

Aug 31st *

Albany, NY

Times Union Center

Sept 1st *

Allentown, PA

The Great Allentown Fair

Sept 3rd *

Hampton Beach, NH

Hampton Beach Casino

Sept 4th *

Bangor, ME

Bangor Waterfront

Sept 5th *

Fitchburg, MA

Central Mass Expo Center

Sept 7th *

Baltimore, MD

Pier Six Concert Pavilion

Sept 9th *

Big Flats, NY

Tag’s Summer Stage

Sept 10th *

Atlantic City, NJ

House of Blues

Sept 11th *

Huntington, WV

Harris Riverfront Park

Sept 13th *

Charlotte, NC

Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre

Sept 14th *

Fayetteville, NC

Crown Coliseum

Sept 16th *

Tulsa, OK

Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino

Sept 17th *

Poplar Bluffs, MS

Black River Coliseum

Sept 18th *

Dayton, OH

Montgomery County Fairgrounds

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