Rock group Theory of a Deadman has found mass success since its 2001 formation with No. 1 hits like "Bad Girlfriend," "Lowlife," "So Happy" and "Angel."
But the band's newest album, "Wake Up Call," which dropped in October 2017, takes fans in a somewhat new direction.
"People are so afraid to progress, but you have to change — you can't just write the same song over and over. So when I saw where this record was going, I said to the other guys, 'We're in a car and it's going off a cliff. Do you want to jump out or ride it to the bottom?'" said frontman Tyler Connolly.
And on the new album, Theory of a Deadman went for it, "[hitting] the reset button, diving into a new sound, a new approach, even a new location," according to the band's online biography. "The more melodic, intimate style that defines the project is a bold move for one of the leading rock bands in the world."
Connolly went after this album with the piano — an instrument he had never played, according to the bio — in an effort to create something new.
"There's a real dichotomy of Theory now, two very different sides," he noted. "Not that we want to get away from our old songs, but the new songs are so diverse, such a juxtaposition."
While the music may be somewhat of a departure from the band's past sound, the frontman notes that Theory of a Deadman has always been "a songs band, not a sound band."
Catch this one-of-a-kind rock group as it takes the stage at Harrah's Lake Tahoe on Saturday, Feb. 17. The show begins at 7 p.m. and guests must be at least 21 years old in order to attend.
Purchase tickets and learn more online at http://www.ticketmaster.com.
— Lake Tahoe Action