When I heard that Three Days Grace and Shinedown were going out on tour together, I was ecstatic. Those are two of my favorite bands so I knew I was in for one hell of a show. Shinedown lived up to that standard, they certainly did put on one hell of a show as expected. Three Days Grace however was a nightmare.
Matt’s voice doesn’t fit their sound at all, and then to make matters worse, he couldn’t remember the lyrics to songs that have existed for the past ten years even with the lyrics on the stage for him. He messed up lyrics, he sneered at the crowd and made himself look evil while Adam would smile and make
everyone feel welcomed to the show. Matt didn’t deserve to sing Adam’s personal lyrics. He didn’t do any of them justice, and frankly, the only song I found myself singing along without
even thinking about it was “Riot”. The only reason I sang “Riot” because I was so pissed off and upset at that point that I just needed to let my anger out and “Riot” is the perfect song for when you’re angry.
As if the sound and messing up lyrics wasn’t bad enough, Matt went and hyped up “The Good Life”by saying his idea of “the good life” was getting a bunch of the “best” drugs and alcohol along with a bunch of friends together. There is not a single Three Days Grace song that is in favor of drug use, and he should know that. I find it shameful that the rest of the band did not try to stop him when he first said stuff like that. They all know about Adam’s past, and why he wrote so many of his songs, and yet they let him do that. It’s just wrong to me.
I never thought I’d say this about a Three Days Grace concert, but I have nothing good to say about what I saw. The best thing they did was bring another singer on stage, some man named Matt Hammer, to do a cover of “Break Stuff” by Limp Bizkit. I disagreed with everything else they did, and after seeing that, I’m done with the entire band except for Brad.
Through all of the recent events, Brad kept his mouth shut. While Neil and Barry were banning fans from the Three Days Grace fan page if they defended Adam. Near the end of their set, I found out why Brad has never been involved with that. Some friends of mine were attempting to get the crowd to chant Adam’s name or “we want Adam.” It didn’t work very well, but somehow Brad heard us. I noticed him looking our direction, directly at my friend who was right next to me. I was expecting to get a dirty look for what we were saying, but instead he got this giant smile on his face and mouthed back “I know, me too.” That spoke volumes to me, and is one thing I may never forget.
I don’t have much to say about POD, or Shinedown really.
Shinedown blew me away as always, its impossible for them to put on a show that’s anything less than phenomenal, and the only thing I have to say about POD is they need to turn their bass down some. Feeling the music is great, feeling the music in your uvula all the way down to your toe nails isn’t that fun after the first five minutes or so. Bringing the singer’s son out though to play bongo drums was a great idea though. Seeing a little eight year old play drums with the biggest smile on his face is just precious.
My main focus was Three Days Grace because when we bought these tickets, this show meant
everything to me. This was my third time seeing Three Days Grace, and my last.
They’ve killed themselves as a band.
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