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Resurrection Tour Brings Theory of a Deadman and Skillet to the Armory

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Tyler Connolly - Photo by Richard Berg II

Last updated on November 26th, 2023 at 06:40 pm

The Rock Resurrection Tour 2023 is a coheadlining tour featuring Theory of a Deadman and Skillet, who also brought special guest Saint Asonia to the Armory this weekend. Saint Asonia started things out for the night, then Skillet took the stage before Theory of a Deadman closed out the evening.

Adam Gontier – Photo by Richard Berg II

Adam Gontier is Saint Asonia’s frontman and the former lead singer of Three Days Grace. Their set included two Three Days Grace covers, “Never Too Late” and “I Hate Everything About You.” I enjoyed recognizing these, but their new songs were really good and great to hear as well. A particular highlight was a recent release, “Wolf,” which featured a guest appearance by John Cooper from Skillet. Saint Asonia is a new band for me, and they put on a terrific show.

Audience Photo by Richard Berg II

The audience was definitely into it. I don’t know how they stand there all night; it’s true fan dedication.

John Cooper – Photo By Richard Berg II

For the first half of Skillet’s set, frontman John Cooper couldn’t sing well because his voice wasn’t quite warmed up yet. Nevertheless, they delivered a very intense show with a wide variety of visual effects, from the smoke machines on Cooper’s arms to the Monster decal in the center of their stage.

Skillet – Photo By Richard Berg II

It was great to see Skillet in a bigger venue like the Armory. It had been years since I last caught them, and they always bring great energy to their shows. Their 70-minute set was packed with power.

Tyler Connoly – Photo By Richard Berg II

Theory of a Deadman started their set with the title track from their latest record, Dinosaur. They played a few additional songs from that release, but their set mostly featured their bigger hits from past albums.

Tyler Connoly – Photo By Richard Berg II

This is a band that has released 8 albums over their 21-year history. They still bring it like they are in their 20s, and their 70-minute set seemed much longer.

Audience Photo By Richard Berg II

It was great to see the next generation of fans at an all-ages show, and the sound was excellent. I met some random people and accidentally photo-bombed a few. Overall it was a terrific show with a packed house and tons of energy throughout the night.

Written by Richard Berg II


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