Theory of A Deadman – Casino NB – 11/19/16

Posted: 20th November 2016 by refrainmusic in Concerts

Saturday night brought a unique show to Casino NB with Canadian rockers Theory of A Deadman bringing in their stripped down acoustic show to the stage. A packed house welcomed them to the stage, for a more intimate view of the band that has had us enjoying their music since 2001.

Theory of A Deadman - Casino NB - 11/19/16 ~ Refrain Photography

Theory of A Deadman – Casino NB – 11/19/16 ~ Refrain Photography

I wasn’t sure how a Theory concert would go in a stripped down show having seen them in full on electric show previously. Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised as Theory of a Deadman still cover the range of rock, to the power breakup song, to heavy riffed tracks. At their heart, the Canadian quartet hits hard on dark, angsty tracks such as “Drown”.  Tyler Connolly & Co. want to keep a foothold in the rock mainstream but the lead vocalist remarked that many ask what type of band they are and they feel they cover the gamut, but in the end the are a ‘rock band’.

They also did a nice tribute to Canadian poet, songwriter, and entertainer Leonard Cohen with their latest single, their version of “Hallelujah”, off their upcoming alubum due out in the spring of 2017. They said that they had recorded it years ago but had never used the recording on any of their albums and felt that it was time now to do so.

Theory of A Deadman - Tyler Connolly - Casino NB - 11/19/16 ~ Refrain Photography

Theory of A Deadman – Tyler Connolly – Casino NB – 11/19/16 ~ Refrain Photography

The crowd was well into the show with many sing-a-longs encouraged by the band, many shout outs to the band between songs and it was another well received show by the packed house.  Going into the show I wasn’t sure what to expect but in the end it was a well rounded show that pleased everyone from beginning of the thirteen song set right up to the two song encore that featured one of their biggest hits in “Santa Monica”; which the band said was one of their favourite songs to sing every night. I’d encourage anyone that was thinking to go to a show on this tour to do so.

Another great night of music and thanks to Theory of A Deadman, Casino NB, and PPRL.