Our heads can’t stop spinning because Theory (of a Deadman) just released their official music video for “World Keeps Spinning“. On January 31 they started their Canadian headlining tour with a bang, and for my fellow Americans, you can grab tickets to their U.S. dates which will start on April 10. You can listen to the new track here.
“[Say Nothing] The best album Theory has recorded to date.”Glide Magazine
“A continuation of their sonic evolution, with Theory embracing the pillars of pop-rock…and intent on initiating a thoughtful conversation with their listeners.”Alternative Press
“[‘Strangers’ is] a commanding anthem about the state of humanity…combining powerful lyrics with slick production and a rockin’ rhythm section.”Parade
“…passionate and emotional…kudos to Theory Of A Deadman for tackling these issues and using their platform to do so…”CelebMix
“Not only has their sound evolved, their songwriting has put sometimes hard to talk about issues right at the forefront.”Sound Vapors
“[Theory] is back into making music with meaning.” – Alternative Addition
“There is a distinctly modern message to Theory’s material that meets the moment.”Riff Magazine
“With the release of Say Nothing, Theory has proven they cannot be boxed into any one particular genre and have showcased incredible maturity and growth in both their musical and lyrical content.”Music Mayhem Magazine
“The arrangements for each of the ten songs on Say Nothing are brilliant, matched with some of their most bold lyrics to date, and the irresistible vocals of Tyler Connolly…Say Nothing flows flawlessly.”Cryptic Rock
Although Theory are already a multi-platinum band, it doesn’t look like they’re going to be stopping anytime soon. They just recently dropped their seventh studio album Say Nothing and we are definitely speechless. The album is accompanied by a music video for their track ‘History of Violence’ which tells the story of a wife suffering from an abusive husband and her intentions to retaliate. The video concludes with the wife in jail, physically restrained but mentally and emotionally free from her spouse.
Theory’s last album was released back in 2017, called Wake Up Call. The album contained their hit single ‘Rx (Medicate)’ which was certified platinum and called attention to the opioid epidemic. The song was streamed over 250 million times and went on to became the band’s third song to chart at #1 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks and was nominated for an iHeartRadio Music Award for Rock Song of the Year. During the past 20 years, the band has achieved a platinum-certified album, numerous gold and platinum singles, 8 tracks that charted in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart and 2 albums that debuted within the 10 ten on the Billboard Top 200.
On the very same day, of the Say Nothing’s release, the band composed of Dave Brenner (guitar, backing vocals), Joey Dandeneau (drums, backing vocals), Dean Back [bass), and Tyler Connolly (lead vocals, guitar) also premiered the music video for ‘World Keeps Spinning’. Connolly used his personal experiences and poured his heart out into the song to touch on the heavy topics of anxiety and depression. Sam Sulam was the director for the video, and he directed the video for ‘History of Violence’ as well.
Many people consider the latest album to be the band’s best work so far, and Theory are using their position as artists to lead a discussion on current societal issues such as racism, depression and anxiety, the polarity of the American political system, and domestic violence through their lyrics. The overarching theme that carries on and connects each of the tracks together is one that is both optimistic yet foreboding. ‘History of Violence’ has over 5 million streams altogether and the band has used their platform to inspire domestic abuse victims to seek help from the National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-7233). They have also teamed up with PLUS1 to give a $1 donation for every sale they make for their future U.S. tour towards organizations with aims to stop the continuation of domestic violence. It’s such a great cause and something that we can definitely get behind. Not only do you get to experience some great live music, but a portion of your ticket sales could also change someone else’s life. Sounds like a win-win situation.
The title track “Say Nothing” is a deeply emotional track about the lack of correspondence in a relationship with eventually leads to its end.
Meanwhile ‘Strangers’ touches bases on just how strained, polarized, and discordant the current American culture and political system is. Within the song, the band confronts the behavior of individuals that refuse to take into consideration or attempt to understand the opinions and viewpoints of people with contrasting political stances, an issue that is very prevalent today in U.S. society.
With their new album, Theory have uncovered more of their talent and discovered their true potential and just exactly what and how much they are capable of achieving with their music. Say Nothing was produced by Martin Terefe (who previously worked with the likes of Yungblud and Jason Mraz) in London and picks up where the band last left off and serves as an extension of their ongoing thematic and sonic development. You can see for yourself just how well the band is able to turn their inner thoughts, images, ideas, and experiences into words that others can relate to by inserting new sounds.
The Say Nothing World Tour began on January 31 in the very same city that the band grew up in, Vancouver, where they performed at The Commodore Ballroom. The Canadian leg of the tour will go on for all of February, ending on the 29th in Barrie, ON. In the spring, Theory of a Deadman will embark on their U.S. tour on April 9 alongside American alternative metal band 10 Years, at the Brooklyn Bowl Nashville. So what are you waiting for? Buy your tickets now!
Theory Upcoming Tour Dates
Friday, January 31 Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom
Saturday, February 1 Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom
Monday, February 3 Kelowna, BC @ Kelowna Community Theatre
Tuesday, February 4 Cranbrook, BC @ Western Financial Place
Thursday, February 6 Grand Prairie, AB @ Bowes Event Center
Friday, February 7 Edmonton, AB @ Winspear Center
Saturday, February 8 Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Event Centre
Monday, February 10 Medicine Hat, AB @ Canalta Centre
Tuesday, February 11 Saskatoon, SK @ Coors Event Centre
Thursday, February 13 Regina, SK @ Casino Regina
Friday, February 14 Winnipeg, MB @ Club Regent
Sunday, February 16 Sault Saint Marie, ON @ Sault Community Theatre Monday, February 17 Sarnia, ON @ Imperial Theatre
Tuesday, February 18 London, ON @ London Music Hall
Friday, February 21 Halifax, NS @ Casino Nova Scotia
Saturday, February 22 Moncton, NB @ Casino New Brunswick
Monday, February 24 Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre
Tuesday, February 25 Guelph, ON @ Guelph Concert Theatre
Thursday, February 27 Toronto, ON @ Rebel
Friday, February 28 Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
Saturday, February 29 Barrie, ON @ Mavericks
Thursday, April 9 Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl Nashville
Friday, April 10 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Saturday, April 11 Louisville, KY @ Old Forester’s Paristown Hall
Monday, April 13 Huntsville, AL @ Mars Music Hall
Tuesday, April 14 Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
Wednesday, April 15 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Friday, April 17 Tampa, FL @ WXTB 98 Rockfest at Amalie Arena+ Saturday, April 18 Orlando, FL @ WJRR Earthday Birthday at Central Florida Fairground+
Sunday, April 19 Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
Tuesday, April 21 Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre Wednesday, April 22 Greenville, NC @ State Theatre
Friday, April 24 Newark, NJ @ WDHA’s Rock the Rock Fest at Prudential Center+
Saturday, April 25 Worcester, MA @ WAAF Big Gig at DCU Center+
Sunday, April 26 Niagara Falls, NY @ The Rapids Theatre
Tuesday, April 28 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Wednesday, April 29 Angola, IN @ The Eclectic Room
Friday, May 1 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
Saturday, May 2 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom – Club Stage
Sunday, May 3 Green Bay, WI @ Green Bay Distillery
Tuesday, May 5 Des Moines, IA @ Val Air
Wednesday, May 6 Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theatre
Friday, May 8 Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Center at The Midland Theatre
Saturday, May 9 St. Louis, MO @ Pointfest at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
Sunday, May 10 Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
Tuesday, May 12 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
Wednesday, May 13 Sioux Falls, SD @ The District
Friday, May 15 Deadwood, SD @ Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center Saturday, May 16 Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios
Thursday, July 16 Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest+
Friday, June 12 Donnington Park, UK @ Download Festival+
June 18-20 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic @ Rock For People+
+denotes festival date
So will you be seeing Theory on tour? Let us know in the comments down below or tweet us at @TheHoneyPop!
Featured image source: Jimmy Fontaine