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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

The members of Three Days Grace began bashing punk chords when they were in their teens, carving a derivative yet energetic sound that fueled their live performances. Three Days Grace were formed in Norwood, Ontario, Canada, in 1997 by Adam Gontier (vocals, guitar), Brad Walst (bass), and Neil Sanderson (drums). The group was originally called Groundswell, a five-piece that lasted from 1992 until transforming to a trio five years later. Gontier and Walst were raised in Norwood, and many of their songs were inspired by living in a place with a population of around 1,500. The bandmembers were still in high school when they had their first gig, and they performed anywhere that would accept them -- including opening for a movie.

Three Days Grace eventually relocated to Toronto and were introduced to producer Gavin Brown by their old manager. The band gave Brown a private set, and he selected what he felt were the most promising tracks. The group then produced a demo for EMI Music Publishing Canada. With Brown at the helm, Three Days Grace recorded "(I Hate) Everything About You." The tune got them a publishing deal with EMI, and soon they were signed to Jive after being courted by the company's president. Brown and Three Days Grace were sent to a studio in Boston, Massachusetts, to start the group's debut album. The band completed its self-titled full-length in Woodstock, New York, at an isolated location free from big-city distractions. Heavily influenced by Kyuss and Sunny Day Real Estate, the dark, angst-ridden tales of small-town love and hate on Three Days Grace brought the group a Next Big Thing tag.

Three Days Grace was released on July 22, 2003, by which time "(I Hate) Everything About You" was already a hit on alternative radio stations in Canada. The band toured extensively behind the record for the next two years as both a supporting act and headliners, but after a while, life on the road left the band, especially Gontier, feeling isolated and alone. Consequently, this theme of disconnection -- coupled with the realization that one was, in fact, not alone -- would serve as the basis for their follow-up album. Getting back to their roots by writing the record in the Ontario countryside, One-X was released in June 2006. The album, which hit number five on the Billboard Top 200, marked the recorded debut of the band's second guitarist, Barry Stock. Three Days Grace supported One-X throughout the summer on dates alongside Staind, Hoobastank, and Nickelback, while "Animal I Have Become" became a number one modern rock hit. In 2009, the group released its third full-length album, Life Starts Now. After heading out on tour with bands like Nickelback and Avenged Sevenfold, the band returned to the studio to record their fourth album, the more atmospheric, electronic-tinged Transit of Venus.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
11.04.15 Hamilton Place Theatre Hamilton, ON Canada
11.05.15 General Motors Centre Oshawa, ON Canada
11.06.15 Metropolis Montreal, QC Canada
11.07.15 Casino New Brunswick Moncton, NB Canada
11.09.15 Halifax Forum Halifax, NS Canada
11.10.15 Theatre Capitole Quebec, QC Canada
11.12.15 London Music Hall London, ON Canada
11.14.15 The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor Windsor, ON Canada
11.16.15 Burton Cummings Theatre Winnipeg, MB Canada
11.17.15 Mosaic Place Moose Jaw, SK Canada


  • 10.09.15 So peaceful I'm not even sure I'll load an arrow today. - Neil #freshair #canada http://t.co/JlgVxSQZEc
  • 10.06.15 Yes the road is long indeed. Happy October from Barry and Brad! http://t.co/HVRN1ggoFB
  • 10.04.15 Mobile, AL., we are so glad we were able to make it and end our U.S. Tour with you! Thanks for the massive turn ou… http://t.co/dOSrPFfzw5
  • 10.04.15 People ask us often, "do we have any pre show rituals"!? Well, here they are! #3dg4life #threedaysgrace #humanworl… http://t.co/LRmm5HqO7i
  • 10.04.15 Words of wisdom from Forrest Walst. #3DG4Life #humanworldtour #boxofchocolate http://t.co/ZvtWTUUp32
  • 10.02.15 Our good friends in @sevendustofficial released their brand new album, "KILL THE FLAW". Do yourself a favor a go g… http://t.co/IlXpQlWHL5
  • 10.01.15 Mobile, AL. Even though Bayfest was cancelled, we decided to come and play anyway! Saturday Oct. 3rd, we will be h… https://t.co/wYDYU0OCr3
  • 09.30.15 Big thanks to Captain Tom for taking us out on "The Majors Mistress" today! If you're ever in Tarpon Springs, FL a… http://t.co/cjyuT9zUP1
  • 09.30.15 3DG are performing at @1065yo in Mobile, AL on Oct 3. Info: http://t.co/ajU7rAl7qf Photo by Melinda Oswandel http://t.co/byfUEou7WE
  • 09.30.15 RT @98rocktampabay: We are so ready for @threedaysgrace this Thursday @JannusLive Get your tickets now before it sells out. http://t.co/Mx…
  • 09.28.15 Warming up for the show and our pre show chopper takes out the camera man! Oops! #3dg4life #humanworldtour http://t.co/lw9Hrpg4FN
  • 09.25.15 Awesome tattoo of Matt on a fan all the way in Omsk, Russia! #3dg4life #humanworldtour http://t.co/zC2XCB1sEq