Three Days Grace

Three Days Grace

P.O.D, Aranda, NeVeRsEt

Thu, April 23, 2015

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$34.50 - $39.50

This event is all ages

Three Days Grace
Three Days Grace
There's something a little creepy about growing up in a town so small, you can bear witness to indiscretions and trace the causes and effects on people's lives. On the self-titled Jive debut from Three Days Grace, the Toronto-based trio originally from Norwood, Ontario, Canada, has produced a potent hard-edged rock album, filled with melodic choruses and lyrics that explore the darker side of human behavior.

From the first single, "(I Hate) Everything About You," which deals with love-hate relationships; to confronting and fighting for your individuality in "Just Like You," Three Days Grace writes songs of inner struggle and the desire, in a way, for freedom.  Musically, there's a range from the eerie "Let You Down," with its near demented vocal to the progressive "Burn" with its intricate rhythms, to a more straight ahead rocker such as "Home."

"We saw a lot of crazy things growing up and a lot of our material comes from that," says drummer Neil Sanderson, the more garrulous of the three.

"I don't find it easy to write about happy shit," admits lead singer-guitarist Adam, somberly. "You don't need a release when you're happy."

Adam and Brad grew up in Norwood, a town of 1500 people, just one set of streetlights, but a city's worth of drama.  "You get a different perspective on people," explains Brad. "Everyone knows each other and you can't hide anything. Maybe that's why we can see through the façade that many people hide behind."

Neil hails from Peterborough, just 25 minutes away, a bigger city, which has spawned model/actress Estella Warren and rocker Sebastian Bach. When the band first formed a rock group (under a different name with a different repertoire) in high school, Adam isn't exaggerating when he says, "all 1500 people in Norwood were supporting the band."

The guys didn't strategize about how to get their faces on MTV or land a coveted record deal. They just loved playing live, anywhere.  "We opened for a movie once," Neil points out. "We used to cruise up to the Muskokas (Ontario cottage country) in my K car with a tent trailer on the back and play three hour sets at the local bars."
Raised in the tough urban environment of San Diego, California, this rapcore outfit (the acronym stands for Payable On Death) was formed in 1992 by Marcos (guitar) and Wuv (drums). Wuv's cousin Sonny Sandoval (vocals) joined the duo shortly afterwards, as the band built up a strong regional reputation in the local punk clubs, including the now defunct Soma, playing support slots to visiting bands including Green Day, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Cypress Hill. The band, which by now included bass player Traa, formed their own independent label, Rescue Records. Their independent releases, Snuff The Punk, Brown, and Live, developed their highly aggressive fusion of metal, hardcore and hip-hop, although the band's born-again Christian faith remained central to their music. The success of Brown, which sold over 30,000 units, led to the band signing a deal with Atlantic Records in August 1998. They recorded their major label debut in Hollywood with producer Howard Benson. The band found the time to issue an independent release, The Warriors EP, before The Fundamental Elements Of Southtown appeared in August 1999. The band's ferocious live sound and spiritual determination appeared undimmed by their new major label status, and the album deservedly broke into the Billboard Top 200 shortly after its release. Their second major label recording, 2001's Satellite, was even more successful, achieving platinum status within weeks of its release.
Brothers Dameon and Gabe Aranda have been writing, playing, and singing music together since they were kids, and even at a young age, they knew that music was going to be a major part of their lives. Dameon grew up to work with such artists as Jessica Simpson and the Backstreet Boys, as well as Grammy-nominated producers Sam Watters, Louis Biancaniello, and Mark Ronson.

2009 saw Aranda's first single, "Still in the Dark," climb into the Top 30 in rock radio across the country, and American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson decided to cover two of the band's songs on her newest album, All I Ever Wanted.

One of the songs she covered, "Whyyawannabringmedown," is Aranda's follow-up single to "Still in the Dark." The high-energy song is an in-your-face rebellion, and was selected by the WWE as the official theme song of their event The Bash.

Aranda released a deluxe edition of their 2008 self-titled debut album, which includes live tracks and a radio mix of "Whyyawannabringmedown." Next up is a DVD/CD of their wall-shaking album release show called Aranda: Live From OKC.

Dameon and Gabe are no strangers to sharing the stage with big names in rock: during the past year, they have performed with hit bands such as the All American Rejects, Saliva, Shinedown, Puddle of Mudd, Theory of a Deadman, and Black Stone Cherry. With the brothers' flawless harmonies and passionate onstage performances, Aranda is a live show you'll never forget.

"We want to create high energy, keep rocking, keep everybody entertained. We want to involve the audience and make it fun for them," guitarist Dameon says. "Our hope is that you'll keep coming back for more."

The band has just finished recording their 2nd album "Stop the World" with Grammy Nominated producer Johnny K (Disturbed, Sevendust, Staind, Drowning Pool). The bands first single from the record is called 'Undone" and is currently climbing the active rock charts.
Venue Information:
The Bomb Factory
2713 Canton Street
Dallas, TX, 75226