Three Days Grace has had their fair share of ups and downs over the course of the last year, but they have risen above it all and came out on top to put together a solid performance.
If you are a die-hard fan of the band, you know the whole story and how it unfolded over social media (in the event you are not a fan, vocalist Adam Gontier left the band), it was a knock down drag out affair, but in the end I think all that were involved are happy with the decisions made for the future of the band, and individuals.
Three Days Grace rolled into Indianapolis Saturday night to a sold out crowd, they promptly took the stage around 9:15pm and opened up with “Chalk Outline” from there 2013 release “Transit of Venus”. Matt Walst has taken over the lead singer role in the band, his brother Brad Walst is the bassist, and I’ve seen Matt several times in concert, performing with his prior band My Darkest Days, he is a good singer, and has a good presence, overall he did an amazing job singing the hits, and new song from the current album. They had a good size stage set up, with a huge sign that read:
This was in the corner of their stage, I’m thinking we just wipe off the “Indiana” and put in the different cities that they go to, which makes it more personable, and was a fun touch to the set for sure.
The Set list was:
- Chalk Outline
- Just Like You
- The High Road
- Get Out Alive
- The Good Life
- Piano/Drum Solo
- Misery Loves My Company
- World So Cold
- I Hate Everything About You
- Break Stuff (Limp Bizkit Cover)
- Animal I Have Become
- Never too Late
Overall a good set list of the hits, and a few extras, they did flow on stage very well. I have seen Three Days Grace once before a decade ago, and honestly they are better now then they were back then. The guys looked comfortable on stage and comfortable with each other, it did make for an excellent performance.
Otherwise the band from Las Vegas opened up for Three Days Grace, they are a very energetic band and got the crowd into the whole set. This was my second time seeing them, with Adrian Patrick (lead singer) and his brother Ryan Patrick (guitarist) they are good at what they do, along with the other band members, they clearly got the party started and the crowd ready for Three Days Grace.
The Egyptian Room at the Old National Center is one of the bigger concert halls, it holds 2,000 people and has a bigger stage then the Deluxe room, it’s got good acoustics, and a bigger rail and pit area, overall a great place to have a concert.