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Biography All Music Guide

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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
08.15.15 Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Coquitlam, BC Canada
08.16.15 Roseland Theater Portland, OR US
08.18.15 Revolution Center Garden City, ID US
08.19.15 Dennison Theatre Missoula, MT US
08.21.15 Knitting Factory Concert House Spokane, WA US
08.22.15 Toyota Center Kennewick Kennewick, WA US
08.23.15 White River Amphitheatre Auburn, WA US
08.25.15 McDonald Theatre Eugene, OR US
08.27.15 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT US
08.28.15 Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO US


  • 08.01.15 Last night of our tour with our good buds in Finger 11! #ThreeDaysGrace #HumanWorldTour #3DG4LIFE #Finger11 #F11 http://t.co/czYLRTEaY3
  • 08.01.15 Thank you to everyone for making every show possible!! Hope to see you soon http://t.co/BEUYJaSMQI
  • 07.31.15 Things are starting to get weird out here. I think it's time to go home...Lol. #3dg4life #costumepartyjam http://t.co/HL0y9nawf6
  • 07.31.15 We would like to give a shout out to one of our favourite bands today. They have been supporting us for the last m… http://t.co/mN0x7SufqJ
  • 07.30.15 From Neil to all the fans https://t.co/xPKsq1Vt60
  • 07.27.15 Wichita Falls, TX! We are in town now and getting ready to rock Kay Yeager Coliseum tomorrow night. Get your ticke… http://t.co/XHCfMiTyIW
  • 07.26.15 Had a great time last night! Thank you Tulsa...you rock!!! #3dg4life #centeroftheuniversefestival http://t.co/PZJs9Bw9LS
  • 07.22.15 12 years ago today we released our debut album, and here we are toasting to that! Thank you fans! http://t.co/FrYlHaCpss
  • 07.22.15 Neil jamming with one our fav bands of all-time Finger Eleven!!! #3dg4life #finger_eleven http://t.co/YUEUpoY0BF
  • 07.20.15 3DG's Philadelphia show has been moved to Wed Sept 23rd & the Worcester show moved to Fri Sept 25th. Details: http://t.co/FIwiJ8HcqD
  • 07.20.15 3DG are performing in Hamilton & Oshawa this November & the ticket pre-sale start tmrw. Info: http://t.co/GMOOZ7Vx0N http://t.co/2GaAO6zE4z
  • 07.18.15 3DG are performing at @RodeoAmarillo in Amarillo, TX on September 2 & Tix are now on sale: https://t.co/JUL39AMsRm http://t.co/VVEURPG32V