Co-headliners, Theory of a Deadman and Skillet sell out Cleveland

The highly anticipated Rock Resurrection Tour finally makes a stop in Cleveland, Ohio at The Agora. Skillet, Theory of a Deadman with special guest Saint Asonia played to a SOLD OUT show. Skillet just released an album called, Dominion, while Theory of a Deadman has a new album coming out March 17th titled Dinosaur

Saint Asonia kicked off the night at 7:00 on the dot, coming out jamming “Better Place”. Former lead singer of 3 Days Grace, Adam Gontier played some old songs that he used to perform with the old band; songs like “I Hate Everything About You” and “Never Too Late”. Saint Asonia played 10 songs before giving the stage to Theory of a Deadman. 

The intro music was the theme song to the new hit show on HBO, “The Last Of Us”. Theory’s opening song was their new single “Ambulance.” In total the crowd was treated to a full set consisting of 14 songs. I’ve had the privilege of seeing Theory of a Deadman perform 6 or 7 times and they never disappoint! Fans cheered when favorites hits like “Low life”, “Not Meant to be” and “Rx (Medicate)” began to play. Frontman, Tyler Connolly, interacted with the crowd, telling old stories and some jokes along the way. In a recent interview, Connolly said the new album will bring back the old Theory of a Deadman style and sound. The new song “Dinosaur” is quickly approaching Top 10 at U.S. Active Rock Radio but is currently sitting at number 12 on the charts. Before Theory left the stage, they played they’re most recognized song, “Bad Girl Friend”. 

Next up was the Christian rock band Skillet. A lot of fans chanted in anticipation before Skillet took the stage. “Feel Invincible” was the song playing when Skillet took over. A lot of people don’t know but they are a Christian rock band but if you listen carefully, you’ll recognize the strong messages they sprinkle within the lyrics; things like depression and not feeling alone in the world. Skillet is one of the best-selling rock bands of the 21st century and you can tell by their live performance.

“Tonight It doesn’t matter about who you voted for, the color of your skin or what you believe in. Tonight we come together as if we didn’t hate each other.” They played fan favorites like “Awake and Alive”, “Hero” and “Monster”. Drummer and co-vocalist Jen Ledger had a small but amazing drum solo that made the crowd go crazy. Front man John Cooper continued to interact with the crowd throughout the night. Before saying their goodbyes Skillet played their song “The Resistance”. 

If you haven’t already I strongly encourage seeing these bands play live. Check out Skillet’s new album Dominion. Theory of a Deadman’s new album March 17th, called Dinosaur. Also checkout Saint Asonia, as they have some good music out. 

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