Canadian rockers make the crowd go nuts in Denver
The band name Three Days Grace doesn't exactly set the scene for the type of rock show the band put on Wednesday at the Ogden Theatre in Denver. Those who haven't heard of the band might think it's a mellow acoustic trio just from the name, but if anything, fans of Three Days Grace showed mellow is the last thing they are interested in. The solid rock outfit from Canada played a tight, hard rocking-set that kept the sold out crowd screaming nearly every word at the top of their lungs, placing their rocker horns in the air, and soaking in every riff and guitar solo the band delivered throughout the evening.
Opening for Three Days Grace was another Canadian band called My Darkest Days. There seemed to be quite a following for the openers as many in the crowd sang along to their originals as well. The band seemed to warm up, starting a bit static, but seeming more comfortable and fluid toward the end of their set. One of their big hits "Porn Star Dancing" seemed to especially light up the crowd, as well as give a little shout to the rockers of the '80s.
Three Days Grace was soon to follow and wasted no time getting into the bands collection of hits that has made them such a success. The crowd seemed to be over the top excited to hear the band, and security at the venue seemed to be working overtime to keep the crowd relatively contained. Of course the band spouted their hits "Life Starts Now" and "Break", which were both nominated for a variety of awards in the music scene. It was definitely a rocking evening at The Ogden, especially for a Wednesday! — Josh Barrett, special to Metromix