The platinum-selling rockers Three Days Grace went through a lineup change a couple of years back when lead singer Adam Gontier left the group.
But the band wasn’t frontman-less for long. Matt Walst from My Darkest Days stepped in to take his place.
And Three Days Grace hasn’t looked back. “Life is all about chapters. Matt’s first show was in front of 8,000 people on a co-headliner with Shinedown, and he came out guns blazing,” said Neil Sanderson, who plays drums, piano and sings backing vocals, on the group’s website. “He brought this fiery new energy to the band.”
Now, Three Days Grace is bringing that energy to the Tri-Cities. It’s playing the Toyota Arena in Kennewick on Aug. 22. Tickets still are available.
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The band hails from Ontario, Canada. Known for hits from I Hate (Everything About You) to Pain, the guys are on tour in support of their new album Human.
With the album, “We went back to our roots,” Sanderson said on the website. “We weren’t afraid to be blunt and tap into true emotion. We try not to write lyrics; we try to write conversations. These songs are what you would actually say to somebody. That’s why they resonate. The greatest thing in the world is making that connection to people.”
Walst added that, “We want to help people through tough times with our music. It’s therapy for us, and hopefully it’s the same for everybody listening.”
Along with Sanderson and Walst, the band includes bassist Brad Walst, who’s Matt’s brother, and lead guitarist Barry Stock.
Tickets purchased through the box office avoid service fees.