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Theory of a Deadman return to play Whoop Up Days

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Theory of a Deadman are excited to open Whoop Up Days  on Aug, 22 with the Trews.

Theory of a Deadman play Whoop-Up Days, Aug. 22. photo submitted
“We’ve definitely played Lethbridge before, but it has been a long time. So we’re excited about it. And it’s Aug. 22 so it’s my birthday too,” enthused Theory of A Deadman bassist Dean Back from his home  in Vancouver, which he just returned to after enjoying a family trip to Denmark.

“They planned it before and I didn’t think I’d be able to make it, but there is a break in my schedule,” he said, noting they band just finished  the second video from their upcoming new CD “ Wake up Call, which is due out in October. They have already released a video for the first single “Rx”—a slow, mournful, dark song about opiate addiction.

 The next video and song will be  completely different from that.

“It‘s a party scene in a frat house. Then song lends itself to a party scene. its an upbeat song. So we got an old house and played in it so it looks like we‘re playing in a frat house.

It should be out by the time we play Lethbridge,” he said, adding fans can expect to hear  the new songs as well as plenty of old favourites like “ Bad Girlfriend,”hate my Life “ So happy” “Since You’ve been Gone” and “Blow.”
 He said the new CD reflects a slight change in musical direction for the band.“It’s a lot different, but it is also something we’ve wanted to  do for a while,” he said.

“It’s definitely changed but it is still rock and roll,” he continued.

“Tyler (Connolly, frontman) had a birthday and decided to treat himself to a grand piano,” he said.

Guitarist David Brenner and drummer Joe Dandeneau complete the band’s line-up.
 The band decided to  shake things up a little, not only sonically, but geographically to record the new album.

“We flew to London and spent six or seven weeks there,” he said.

“We usually like to do a lot of pre-production on songs, jamming until they come together, but our producer Martin Terefe was really against that. He wanted the first time we played the songs to be  there in the studio, because he thought that was when the magic happened,” he related, noting  the band members live in four different cities.

“ So that was a really different experience for us,” he continued.

Theory of a Deadman have been playing together for 15 years.
“We still love to do play and we’re all friends. We’ve played Lethbridge, but it has been many years. We got to play the Calgary Stampede this year,” so it was  good to be back in Alberta,” he continued.

Theory of a Deadman open Wohoop Up Days at Exhibition Park, Aug, 22 at 9 p.m. The Trews begin the night at 7 p.m. Admission is $12 in advance, $15 at the gate.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 August 2017 08:55 )  
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