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Three Days Grace - The Revolutions Live Tour/ 98.9 The Bear Birthday Bash on 04/27/23

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Photos by Laura Fox (LLFoxphotos)

Review by Dave Fox

Canadian four-piece band Three Days Grace showed why they have such staying power when they played before a sold-out crowd at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne for 98.9 The Bear’s Birthday Bash.

Three Days Grace played a solid 10-song set featuring their most popular songs from their 20-year career. They opened strong with their latest #1 single, 2022’s “So Called Life.” They didn’t let up for a second during the rest of the set, closing with 2007’s “Riot.” Their songs are the kind people like to sing along to, and I saw a lot of that going on. I also saw a lot of head banging, which is always a sign of a happy crowd.

The band consists of Matt Walst on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Brad Walst on bass, Neil Sanderson on percussion and Barry Stock on lead guitar. All seasoned performers, they were polished and cohesive, despite the raw-ness of their sound. Frontman Walst did a great job of connecting with the audience, often urging them to get loud. Guitarist Stock stayed more toward the back of the stage but was very animated and fun to watch.

Three Days Grace is currently on tour with From Ashes to New on Shinedown’s “Revolutions Live” tour. That tour continues in the US through July 2023, and a dollar from each ticket sale will go to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. So far they’ve raised over $150,000.

Three Days Grace will also be playing a couple of headlining dates in the US before they head overseas for the European leg of their “Explosions” tour. For more info, check out their website:


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