MATT WALST OF MY DARKEST DAYS JOINS THREE DAYS GRACE AS LEAD SINGER
1/9/2013 2:00:00 PM
MATT WALST OF MY DARKEST DAYS JOINS THREE DAYS GRACE AS LEAD SINGER FOR
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
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Adam Gontier resigns from band due to health issue
(New York- January 9, 2013) THREE DAYS GRACE has announced that Matt Walst, lead singer of My Darkest Days (http://www.mydarkestdays.com/), will be joining the band as the lead singer for their North American tour starting with the Moline, IL show on February 1st and will continue throughout the tour. Former lead singer, Adam Gontier, has left the group effective immediately due to a health issue.
In a quote from bassist Brad Walst, he stated "We were surprised and distressed by Adam's sudden departure. We are however very excited for this upcoming tour, and to have my brother Matt stepping in as lead singer."
To listen to streaming audio of Matt in rehearsal with Three Days Grace, go to www.threedaysgrace.com.
THREE DAYS GRACE recently wrapped over a dozen sold out, intimate venue shows in celebration of their recently released, Top 5 chart debuting album TRANSIT OF VENUS (RCA Records), which hit stores in October. In addition to debuting at #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, TRANSIT OF VENUS debuted at #1 on the Hard Rock Music Chart and #4 on the Digital Albums Chart. The band had the longest running #1 single of 2012 at mainstream and active rock radio formats (“Chalk Outline”), spending nearly 3 months at the top of the charts. The 2nd single from Transit of Venus, High Road, goes to radio January 22nd.
In addition on December 11, 12, 13 they played very special hometown shows in Peterborough, Ontario where each night benefitted a charity of the band’s choice.
The band begins a co headline tour with multiplatinum rock band SHINEDOWN and special guest P.O.D, kicking off on February 1 at the iWireless Center in Moline, IL (see below itinerary).
Press photos and more available at www.rcarecordspress.com
THREE DAYS GRACE/SHINEDOWN
CO-HEADLINING ARENA TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUEST P.O.D
1 Moline, IL iWireless Center
2 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center
5 Minneapolis,MN Target Center
6 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
8 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena
9 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore
10 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Auditorium Coliseum
12 Saginaw, MI DOW Events Center
13 Battle Creek, MI Kellogg Arena
15 Ft. Wayne, IN Allen Co War Memorial
16 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
17 Reading, PA Sovereign Center
19 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
20 Lowell, MA Tsongas Center
22 Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena
23 Glens Falls, NY Glens Falls Civic Center
9 Orlando, FL Amway Center
11 Estero, FL Germain Arena
12 Savannah, GA Savannah Civic Center
14 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
15 Jackson, MS Mississippi Coliseum
16 North Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
18 Baton Rouge, LA Baton Rouge River Center
19 Belton, TX Bell County Expo Center
21 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
22 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Event Center
23 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
25 Broomfield, CO 1st Bank Center
26 Lincoln, NE Pershing Center
28 Sioux City, IA Tyson Events Center
29 La Crosse, WI La Crosse Center
30 Fargo, ND Fargodome