Theory of a Deadman

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Theory of a Deadman

Tyler Connolly and Dean Back, Leeds Met Students' Union, April 3, 2010
Background information
OriginDelta, British Columbia, Canada
GenresPost-grunge, alternative rock, hard rock
Years active2001–present
Labels604, Roadrunner, Island
Websitewww.theoryofadeadman.com
Members
Tyler Connolly
Dave Brenner
Dean Back
Joey Dandeneau
Past members
Tim Hart
Brent Fitz
Robin Diaz
 
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Theory of a Deadman

Tyler Connolly and Dean Back, Leeds Met Students' Union, April 3, 2010
Background information
OriginDelta, British Columbia, Canada
GenresPost-grunge, alternative rock, hard rock
Years active2001–present
Labels604, Roadrunner, Island
Websitewww.theoryofadeadman.com
Members
Tyler Connolly
Dave Brenner
Dean Back
Joey Dandeneau
Past members
Tim Hart
Brent Fitz
Robin Diaz

Theory of a Deadman is a Canadian rock band from Delta, British Columbia, formed in 2001. The band is currently signed to Roadrunner Records as well as 604 Records. The band also includes traits of other music styles, such as country and acoustic, as well as their post-grunge and alternative rock base. So far, they have a total of seven top 10 hits on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, including two No. 1 hits, "Bad Girlfriend" and "Lowlife".

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History

Theory of a Deadman became the first act to sign with Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger's 604 Records imprint in 2001. Tyler Connolly (vocals/guitar) reportedly slipped a copy of the band's demo (which would become the song "Invisible Man") to Kroeger at a post-concert party and the two were soon collaborating on songs together.

They released their eponymous debut album Theory of a Deadman on September 17, 2002. The name of the band comes from a song off their first album whose lyrics describe a man preparing to commit suicide. That track was renamed to The Last Song.[1]

On March 29th, 2005, Theory of a Deadman released their second album, Gasoline. After the release of the album, the band toured with Shinedown and No Address. Starting March 1 of that year, Theory began a promotional tour, headlined by Breaking Benjamin and The Exies. Songs from Gasoline appeared in the soundtrack of the 2005 video game Fahrenheit, which was released under the title "Indigo Prophecy" in the United States.

The band performed the theme song to World Wrestling Entertainment's No Way Out 2006 pay-per-view, a cover version of "Deadly Game" from the WWE Anthology album. The song was released on the WWE Wreckless Intent album. They also did a cover of "No Chance In Hell", the theme tune for Vince McMahon. The song was released on WWE The Music, Vol. 8 on March 25, 2008.[2][3] As well as performing the theme song for the 24th Annual WWE SummerSlam.

On April 1, 2008, Theory of a Deadman released their third album, Scars & Souvenirs, from which they released eight singles, "So Happy", "By the Way", "Little Smirk", "Bad Girlfriend", "All or Nothing", "Hate My Life", "Not Meant to Be" and "Wait for Me". The song "By the Way" features vocals from Chris Daughtry and Robin Diaz. On April 6, 2008, they appeared at the Juno Awards in Calgary, Alberta, after making various stops across Canada in a promotion known as Journey To The Junos.

Theory of a Deadman also performed in the 96th Grey Cup halftime show, along with Suzie McNeil and Andree Watters, on November 23, 2008.[4]

Theory of a Deadman, along with Hinder, supported Mötley Crüe during the fall '08/winter '09 tour. They also played at Crüe Fest 2.[5]

Total Nonstop Action uses Theory of a Deadman's song "Got it Made", from the album Scars & Souvenirs, for their special 2008 year review video.[6] The song later went on to be used by Sun Sports for Miami Heat post-game video recaps during the 2010-11 season.

On April 9, 2009, Scars & Souvenirs was certified gold by the RIAA, with sales reaching 500,000 copies in the U.S. alone.[7] In 2009 singer Tyler recorded a dance song called "Loaded gun" with the famous Belgian DJ Regi Penxten.

In late 2010, it was announced that the band would start recording their fourth studio album, which was projected to be released in mid 2011.[8] It was then confirmed by Tyler Connolly, that the band's fourth album would be released on July 12, 2011.[9] The first single from the album, "Lowlife", was released on May 17, 2011.[10] The title of the upcoming album was announced to be The Truth Is... [11]

In 2011, Theory of a Deadman co-headlined the second annual Carnival of Madness Tour with Alter Bridge. The supporting bands were Black Stone Cherry, Adelitas Way, and Emphatic.

The band contributed a new song, which was co-written with The Exies singer Scott Stevens, called "Head Above Water" to the Transformers: Dark of the Moon soundtrack, which is to be released on June 14, 2011. Another track titled "Drag Me to Hell" was made available through the official Roadrunner Records website on June 16, 2011, for free download.[12] The second official single, "Out Of My Head", was released on June 14, 2011.

Tours

Band members

Current members
Former members

Discography

Studio albums
YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
(sales threshold)
CAN
[13]
US
[14]
US Rock
[15]
UK
[16]
2002Theory of a Deadman
  • First studio album
  • Release date: September 17, 2002
  • Label: 604 Records
485
2005Gasoline1058
  • CAN: Platinum
2008Scars & Souvenirs
  • Third studio album
  • Release date: April 1, 2008
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
2266106
  • CAN: Platinum
  • US: Platinum
2011The Truth Is...
  • Fourth studio album
  • Release date: July 12, 2011
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
28168 [17]
  • CAN: Platinum
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Awards

Juno Awards

Juno Awards are presented by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Theory of a Deadman has received one award and two other nominations.[18]

YearNominated workAwardResult
2006Theory of a DeadmanGroup of the YearNominated
2006GasolineRock Album of the YearNominated
2003Theory of a DeadmanNew Group of the YearWon

Western Canadian Music Awards

The Western Canadian Music Awards are given out by the Western Canadian Music Alliance, a consortium of music industry associations from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Yukon Territory. Theory of a Deadman has received one WCMA award and two other nominations.[19][20][21]

YearNominated workAwardResult
2009Scars and SouvenirsRock Recording of the YearWon
2005GasolineOutstanding Rock RecordingNominated
2003Theory of a DeadmanOutstanding Rock RecordingNominated

BMI Pop Awards

"Not Meant to Be," written by band members Connolly, Brenner, and Back (along with Kara DioGuardi), was named a 2010 BMI Pop Awards Award-Winning Song.[22]

References

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  2. ^ "WWE builds brand with boutique sections". http://www.videobusiness.com/article/CA6525806.html.
  3. ^ "WWE: The Music, vol. 8". http://www.sonybmgstore.com/WWE-The-Music-vol.-8/A/B0013K6WL2.htm.
  4. ^ "CFL names Grey Cup halftime entertainment". OurSportsCentral.com. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3727957. Retrieved 2008-10-13.
  5. ^ "Cruefest 2 Comes to Virginia Beach Amphitheater". http://www.dailypress.com/features/family/dp-tkt_cal_cruefest_0821aug21,0,7648452.story.
  6. ^ "TNA 2008 Year In Review Music Video". YouTube. 2008-12-28. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ySkPZrlTjA. Retrieved 2011-04-08.
  7. ^ http://riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=SEARCH_RESULTS>
  8. ^ TOADM. "Theory of a Deadman (TOADM) on Twitter". Twitter.com. http://twitter.com/TOADM. Retrieved 2011-04-08.
  9. ^ "Tyler Connolly From Theory of A Deadman Checks In From His Car On The Way To The Studio!". Roadrunnerrecords.com. http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/news/Tyler-Connolly-From-Theory-of-A-Deadman-Checks-In-From-His-Car-On-The-Way-To-The-Studio-22791.aspx?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Facebook%2B(RR%2BTOAD%2BUD2)&utm_campaign=Facebook%2B(RR%2BTOAD%2BUD2). Retrieved 2011-04-08.
  10. ^ "Theory Of A Deadman". Theory Of A Deadman. http://www.theoryofadeadman.com/board_posts/the-truth-is. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  11. ^ "BLABBERMOUTH.NET - THEORY OF A DEADMAN To Release 'The Truth Is...' In July". Roadrunnerrecords.com. http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=157238. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  12. ^ [1][dead link]
  13. ^ "Theory of a Deadman Album & Song Chart History - Canadian Albums". Billboard. http://www.billboard.com/#/artist/theory-of-a-deadman/chart-history/497542?f=309&g=Albums. Retrieved September 19, 2010.
  14. ^ "Theory of a Deadman Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. http://www.billboard.com/#/artist/theory-of-a-deadman/chart-history/497542?f=305&g=Albums. Retrieved September 19, 2010.
  15. ^ "Theory of a Deadman Album & Song Chart History - Rock Albums". Billboard. http://www.billboard.com/#/artist/theory-of-a-deadman/chart-history/497542?f=408&g=Albums. Retrieved September 19, 2010.
  16. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: DJ T – Tzant". Zobbel. http://www.zobbel.de/cluk/CLUK_T.HTM. Retrieved 2011-05-26.
  17. ^ "Theory Of A Deadman | Artist". Official Charts. 2011-07-23. http://www.theofficialcharts.com/artist/_/theory%20of%20a%20deadman/. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  18. ^ Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. "Juno Awards: Artist Summary". http://junoawards.ca/awards/artist-summary/?artist_name=theory+of+a+deadman&submit=Search. Retrieved 1 February 2012.
  19. ^ Western Canadian Music Alliance. "2003 Awards". http://breakoutwest.ca/awards/previous-years/2003-awards/. Retrieved 1 February 2012.
  20. ^ Western Canadian Music Alliance. "2005 Awards". http://breakoutwest.ca/awards/previous-years/2005-awards/. Retrieved 1 February 2012.
  21. ^ Western Canadian Music Alliance. "2009 Awards". http://breakoutwest.ca/awards/previous-years/2009-awards/. Retrieved 1 February 2012.
  22. ^ Broadcast Music, Inc.. "BMI Pop Awards 2010". http://www.bmi.com/news/entry/548142. Retrieved 13 February 2012.

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Preceded by
Lenny Kravitz
Grey Cup Halftime Show
2008
Succeeded by
Blue Rodeo