Theory of a Deadman took over the Mercury Ballroom Stage with Shamans Harvest and Signal the Revolution.
Louisville Local group Signal the Revolution started the evening off with a bang, delivering a strong performance of hard hitting rock. Their 30-minute, eight-song set was a perfect way to start off the evening. Signal the Revolution is made up of Josh Carter on vocals, Chris Marple and Nate Stevenson on guitar, Jake Carter on bass and Robert Lewellen on drums.
Touring in support of their most recent album Smokinâ€™ Hearts and Broken Guns, Missouri based Shamans Harvest proved to be a perfect precursor to Theory of a Deadman.Â The band consists of Nathan Hunt on vocals and acoustic guitar, Matt Fisher on bass, Josh Hamler and Derrick Shipp on guitar, and Joe Harrington on drums. The evening’s 10 song, 60 minute set featured songs from their past three albums including â€œDangerousâ€ and â€œTurn It Up.” A highlight of their set was the performance of their current single, the remake of Michael Jacksonâ€™s â€œDirty Diana.â€ Â Shamans Harvest closed their set with a powerful and dynamic rendition of â€œDragonflyâ€ which was very well received by those in attendance.
Returning to Louisville for the first time since last Octoberâ€™s Louder than Life festival, Theory of a Deadman rocked a near full Mercury Ballroom. From their opening song, â€œSo Happyâ€ you could feel the night was going to be great, and the crowd was ready for it. During the 15 song main set Theory of a Deadman performed staples â€œLow Life,â€ â€œBitch Came Back,â€ and â€œHate My Lifeâ€ along with their awesome new single â€œAngelâ€ which Tyler announced was the top single in the US this week.
The guys (Tyler Connolly on vocals and guitar, Dave Brenner on guitar, Dean Back on bass, and Joey Dandeneau on drums) were clearly enjoying the evening and the energy from the crowd. Tyler was smiling, high-fiving those in the front of the stage, and must have thrown 100 picks into the audience during the set. About midway thru the performance Tyler shared that one of his favorite songs to perform is â€œSanta Monicaâ€ and his passion showed as they performed it flawlessly. A few songs later came Joeyâ€™s drum solo, what a performance. Theory of a Deadman ended the evening with two encore songs, â€œSavagesâ€ and â€œBad Girlfriend,â€ which proved to be a fitting end to a great evening.Â Words of praise could be heard from fans as they were leaving the venue, verifying the exceptional show.