Three Days Grace has announced a string of tour dates for this spring, starting on April 17th in Memphis. A dozen shows, most of them in April but a few scattered throughout the summer, have been confirmed, with more likely to come. Three Days Grace came off the road late last year to begin work on its fifth studio album, which will the band’s first with current singer Matt Walst.
- Walst, the brother of Three Days Grace bassist Brad Walst, joined the band on a temporary basis after the early 2013 departure of original frontman Adam Gontier.
- Drummer Neil Sanderson told us not long ago that Three Days Grace never considered breaking up after Gontier left: [“Life is about chapters sometimes, and because this band has a lot of depth with songwriting and just as friends and family members, it was a no-brainer to forge on and we want to play these songs that we feel so passionate about, and fans want to hear them. And the reaction’s been overwhelmingly positive with having Matt step in, and people are along for the ride. And it’s, this is a journey that is really shaping up to be a positive life experience.”] SOUNDCUE (:22 OC: . . . positive life experience.)
- Sanderson penned a column for Loudwire at the end of 2013 in which he reflected on the band’s turbulent year, saying, “(Matt) has brought a rejuvenated energy to the live show, and the songs we’ve been writing with him have this aggression and heaviness that we’re super stoked about.”
- The group’s final album with Gontier, 2012’s Transit Of Venus, is nominated for a Juno Award for Rock Album of the Year. The 2014 Juno Awards, the Canadian equivalent to the Grammys, will take place on March 30th in Winnipeg.
- Newly announced Three Days Grace tour dates (subject to change):
April 17 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
April 18 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
April 19 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
April 21 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
April 22 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
April 24 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Orbit Room
April 25 – Harris, MI – Island Resort & Casino Showroom
April 26 – Harris, MI – Island Resort & Casino Showroom
May 23 – Herrin, IL – Festa Italiana
June 28 – Greeley, CO – Greeley Independence Stampede
August 2 – Kenora, ON – Harbourfest
August 3 – Lake Minnedosa, MB – Rockin’ The Field