Today, Three Days Grace announce that they will embark on a 22-date tour opening for both Avenged Sevenfold & Prophets of Rage. The tour begins on July 22, 2018 in Mansfield, MA with stops including Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Denver, & Dallas (full dates below). Tickets for all dates will go on sale on on March 9th at 10am Local Time, and will be available here.
On Friday, the band debuted their lyric video for “Right Left Wrong,” the third track from their forthcoming album, Outsider (March 9th, RCA Records), via Revolver who call it a “propulsive new song.” Listen to “Right Left Wrong” via Revolver here.
The band’s music video for first single “The Mountain” which Alt Press called a “…seismic new single” has been streamed over 6M times on YouTube alone, and the song is currently top 10 on the Billboard and Mediabase Rock charts. The song remained the #1 greatest gainer on the Active Rock Chart for the two weeks after its release, and is currently the #2 greatest gainer. Taped at a UFC octagon, the music video for Outsider’s first single was directed by Sean Cartwright and features a cameo by UFC fighter Misha Cirkunov. Recently, Three Days Grace also debuted “I Am An Outsider,” the second track from their forthcoming album, Outsider (March 9th, RCA Records), along with the album’s tracklisting via Billboard, who say “I Am The Outsider” “…defines both the theme of Three Days Grace’s upcoming album Outsider and the Canadian band’s lyrical outlook in general.” Read Billboard’s interview with drummer Neil Sanderson and listen to “I Am An Outsider” here.
Three Days Grace is currently the NHL Network’s “Featured Artist Of The Week,” and their song “The Mountain” will be included in NHL programming, including ” NHL Tonight”, “On The Fly” & ” NHL Now.” Watch the song featured on the “NHL On The Fly: Images Of The Month” piece here.
Three Days Grace, the internationally acclaimed and multi-platinum certified Canadian band with over a billion streams on Spotify, will release their new album, Outsider, on March 9th via RCA Records. Outsider is the sixth full-length album from the band and is their latest since 2015’s chart-topping album Human. “To me, Outsider represents the journey to find your place,” says bass player Brad Walst. “The world feels crazy at times. We try to get away from that every once in a while. We do our own thing, and we’re comfortable doing it. We have always looked forward—and not backwards. That’s an ongoing theme.” Preorder Outsider on all formats here.
Forging a new path forward is exactly what the musicians did in the fall of 2016. Instead of congregating in a downtown Toronto rehearsal space, the band which consists of Matt Walst [lead vocals], Barry Stock [lead guitar], Brad Walst [bass], and Neil Sanderson [drums, percussion, keyboards, programming], initially wrote in a converted garage behind Brad’s house located two hours from the city. “This is all about taking a step back from life’s madness without destroying yourself, cutting everyone off, or going crazy,” says Neil. “You get a break and find the space to create.” Eventually, the band retreated to Neil’s 90-acre farm to further hone ideas, and often sat around bonfires with acoustic guitars, tapping into the wild spirit surrounding them. As the songs took shape, the band headed to the Ontario’s remote Jukasa Studios, and called upon longtime friends and collaborators including producers Gavin Brown and Howard Benso, engineer Mike Plotnikoff and Chris Lord-Alge on mixing duties, for an album that speaks directly to their army of fans from around the globe. “That production team hasn’t happened since One-X,” adds Neil. “We were lucky to get this group together. It made sense because we were in a similar headspace.”
As much as it upholds tradition, Outsider represents progression for Three Days Grace. Marking his second offering as part of the band, Matt showed “a new level of confidenceand brought a ton of ideas,” according to his brother Brad. Meanwhile, Neil expanded the signature electronic palette, integrating analog synths and standout programming with the help of Rhys Fulber [Fear Factory, Frontline Assembly]. He casually nodded to electronic influences as diverse as Nine Inch Nails, White Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, Lana Del Rey, and a surprising cult classic, the movie Lost Boys. First single “The Mountain” evinces that evolution. Those cinematic sonic flourishes augment arena-ready riffs before summiting towards a seismic refrain, “I’m still surviving, keep climbing, keep climbing the mountain.”
Given this undeniable unpredictability, Outsider feels right at home alongside a catalog of fan favorites from Three Days Grace. Since 2003, the band has staked a spot amongst the hard rock vanguard, breaking records, toppling charts, moving millions of units worldwide, and making history by holding the all-time record for “most #1 singles at Active Rock Radio ever” with 13. In 2015, Human marked the group’s second straight #1 slot on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart as well as their fourth consecutive debut in Top 20 of the Top 200. It spawned two #1 singles “Painkiller” and “I Am Machine,” signaling their 13th overall and 5th consecutive number ones on the Active Rock Radio chart. Moreover, the four-piece consistently averaged a staggering 3.9 million monthly listeners on Spotify—remaining one of the most listened to rock bands in the world. In 2012, Transit of Venus soared to the Top 5 of the Top 200 and garnered a nod for “Best Rock Album of the Year” at the Juno Awards. The seminal One-X  notched an RIAA triple-platinum certification as Three Days Grace  was minted platinum and Life Starts Now went gold. To date, their veritable arsenal of number one includes “Chalk Outline,” “The High Road,” “Misery Loves My Company,” “World So Cold,” “Good Life,” “Break,” “Never Too Late,” “Animal I Have Become,” “Pain,” “Just Like You,” and “Home.”
Current Three Days Grace Tour Dates
Apr 20 2018 /// Tampa, FL /// WXTB 98 Rockfest
Apr 21 2018 /// Orlando, FL /// 101.1 WJRR Earthday Birthday
Apr 22 2018 /// Charleston, SC /// WYBB 98 Rockfest
May 18 /// Columbus, OH /// Rock On The Range
June 29 /// Qc, Canada /// Festivoix Trois-Rivieres
July 14 /// London, ON, Canada /// Rock The Park Music Festival
July 15 /// Ottawa, ON, Canada /// Ottawa Bluesfest
July 22, 2018 /// Mansfield, MA /// Xfinity Center *
July 25, 2018 /// Wantagh, NY /// Northwell Health @ Jones Beach *
July 26, 2018 /// Hartford, CT /// Xfinity Theatre *
July 28, 2018 /// Bangor, ME /// Darling’s Waterfront Pavillion *
July 31, 2018 /// Holmdel, NJ /// PNC Bank Arts Center *
August 1, 2018 /// Bristow, VA /// Jiffy Lube Live *
August 3, 2018 /// Burgettstown, PA /// Keybank Pavillion *
August 7, 2018 /// Clarkston, MI /// DTE Energy Music Theatre *
August 9, 2018 /// Toronto, Ontario, Canada /// Budweiser Stage *
August 11, 2018 /// Tinley Park, IL /// Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre *
August 12, 2018 /// Noblesville, IN /// Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center *
August 16, 2018 /// Phoenix, AZ /// Ak-Chin Pavilion *
August 17, 2018 /// Las Vegas, NV /// T-Mobile Arena *
August 19, 2018 /// Albuquerque, NM /// Isleta Amphitheater *
August 21, 2018 /// Chula Vista, CA /// Mattress Firm Amphitheatre *
August 22, 2018 /// Inglewood, CA /// The Forum *
August 24, 2018 /// Concord, CA /// Concord Pavillion *
August 28, 2018 /// Salt Lake City, UT /// USANA Amphitheatre *
August 30, 2018 /// Denver, CO /// Pepsi Center *
September 1, 2018 /// Dallas, TX /// Starplex Pavillion *
September 2, 2018 /// Woodlands, TX /// Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *
- w/ Avenged Sevenfold & Prophets of Rage