Photos by Merideth C. & review by Dave G.
It was pretty big news last year when Adam Gontier abruptly left Three Days Grace weeks before the start of a new tour. The band wasn’t going to let the disruption slow them down and they replaced Gontier with Matt Walst, brother of Three Days Grace bassist Brad Walst and lead singer of My Darkest Days. Walst brings experience as a front man and a huge amount of energy to the stage. Fans are pretty shook up about the change. Some have embraced Walst, while others pine for the old sound. Whatever the opinions that are out there, Three Days Grace had no trouble packing The Fillmore with fans anxious to let loose and rock out to a band they love.
The Toronto based band didn’t waste time getting the crowd into the show, taking the stage with a vengeance to rock one of their biggest hits, “Just Like You.” Walst is definitely a different lead singer. His voice is more melodious and doesn’t have the same growl that Gontier brought to the songs. The band is working on a new album and recently released it’s first single, “Painkiller,” which it played early in the show, giving the crowd a taste of how the future of Three Days Grace will sound. It is a hard rocking, guitar driven song that really showcases what Walst brings to the band. His vocals sounded incredible on this song and it points to great things for their future.
This was a really fun show. It was loud and raucous and the crowd was jumping around, crowd surfing, and singing along the whole nice. I couldn’t ask for much more out of a rock show.
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- Just like you
- Chalk Outline
- The High Road
- Let you down
- Misery loves my company
- World So Cold
- The Good Life
- I hate everything about you
- Animal I have become Encore:
- Never to late