Life Starts Now is the third album by Canadian hard-rock band Three Days Grace. Their 20-city national tour, including a performance Nov. 20 at Interior Savings Centre, is just around the corner.
Call them rock or call them alternative metal, but the band originally from small-town Norwood, Ont., has become one of the most popular since their major-label debut six years ago.
After lead singer/guitarist Adam Gontier took a hiatus in 2006 to overcome substance addiction, the band came back stronger than ever with its sophomore release, One-X. The recording peaked at No. 2 on the Canadian album chart and No. 5 on Billboard in the U.S. before eventually making its way to double-platinum in terms of sales.
For a metal band, Three Day's Grace has proven versatile. Mediabase ranked the band as the No. 1 artist in airplay across all rock formats (including modern rock, active rock and mainstream rock).
The band's third album, released a week ago, arrives via recording sessions in Vancouver and L.A. with producer Howard Benson (Chris Cornell, Apocalyptica). Its cover depicts band members armed with clubs, smashing TV sets to bits as doves take flight. Their website offers a $100 boxed-set package that includes a piece of smashed Three Days Grace guitar and drumsticks along with sundry items.
Special guests The Used and Default open the 7 p.m. show. Concert tickets, $44.50 reserved and $39.50 general admission, go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. at livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or through the box office, 374-9200.