Theory of a Deadman + More Rock Flint at 2018 Loudwire Live


Story and photos by Anne Erickson

Review + photos: Theory of a Deadman brought the rock hits to Loudwire Live in Flint last weekend

Canadian rockers Theory of a Deadman always draw a crowd in Michigan, and the band’s gig last weekend at Loudwire Live, presented by Flint’s Banana 101.5, was no exception. Theory of a Deadman was one of the festival’s main stage acts along with Seether, Puddle of Mudd, 10 Years and RED, and by the time they hit the stage around 7:30 p.m., the Dort Event Center in Flint was packed.

The crowd cheered as Tyler Connolly and the Theory of a Deadman crew launched onto the stage and went into their first song, “Straight Jacket.” The guys have a too-cool-for-school greaser vibe, which is an interesting compliment to their straight-ahead modern rock.

As the set progressed, Theory of a Deadman pulled out all of their rock hits, ranging from the soft ballad “Santa Monica” to the wild and raw ”Bad Girlfriend.” Connolly and the crew are regulars on the touring circuit, and they rule the stage with the kind of comfort and charisma one would expect of touring vets. From the start to finish of their set, the guys had the crowd completely engaged with the show.

Theory of a Deadman is on tour in support of their latest album, 2017’s “Wake Up Call,” and the audience sang along to the newer songs, including the album’s lead single, “Rx (Medicate).” View photos from the show here.

The 2018 Loudwire Live lineup also featured a bevy of Michigan bands, including Wilson, No Resolve, Kaleido, Avalon Black and Red Stone Souls.

Theory of a Deadman’s Tyler Connolly by Anne Erickson

Theory of a Deadman by Anne Erickson

Theory of a Deadman by Anne Erickson

Theory of a Deadman by Anne Erickson

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