If you thought that Theory of a Deadman (aka THEORY or TOAD) would forever be confined to memories of angst-ly rocking out to them in your basement, think again. The local rockers from Delta, BC, have just dropped a new single, and they’re coming to Vancouver this winter.
Fans will get to be the first to see TOAD kick off their Say Nothing world tour right in the local rockers’ hometown of Vancouver — with two shows at the Commodore Ballroom on Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1.
Ahead of their January 2020 album launch, THEORY has just released their single “History of Violence,” which tells the story of a woman seeking refuge in jail after being subjected to domestic abuse. In telling the sad story, the band hopes to bring awareness to survivors of domestic violence and encourage women to seek help.
Their upcoming album, which was recorded in London with producer Martin Terefe (Jason Mraz, Yungblud), has the band’s token experimental rock ‘n’ roll and pop anthems. However, the lyrics showcase the band’s modern voice, addressing societal issues like racism and the current state of American politics. In doing so, the band aspires to educate as well as give hope to audiences in the current political climate.
This commentary runs in the same vein as the band’s past accolades, like their single “Rx (Medicate)” from their 2017 album Wake Up, which addressed the topic of the opioid crisis and went platinum. The single hit #1 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and received an iHeartRadio Music Award nomination.
Tickets to Theory of a Deadman’s 19+ show at the Commodore Ballroom are on sale now starting at $42.50 via Ticketmaster.
When: Friday, January 31; Saturday, February 1, 2020
Time: Doors at 8 pm, Show at 9:30 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom — 868 Granville St
Price: Starting at $42.50 (including GST) — Tickets available via Ticketmaster