LAKE CHARLES, La. —
The largest crowd of the summer was all the proof you needed to know how good Thursday’s concert was going to be.
Canadian rock outfit Theory of a Deadman delivered a smashing 90-minute set of fist-pumping rockers and hits to a standing-room only crowd at Thursday’s “Party by the Pool” concert at L’Auberge du Lac Casino and Resort in Lake Charles, La.
The group, featuring Tyler Connolly, Dave Brenner, Dean Back and Joey Dandeneau, gave its fans all they could handle and more.
The band’s songs “Bitch Came Back” and “The Truth Is” had fans yelling for more, while the group’s softer side shown through with tunes “Nothing Could Come Between Us” and “Santa Monica.”
The men from Theory of a Deadman also gave the fans something different with a break in the set to perform some songs acoustically. The crowd really seemed to enjoy the change of pace and the song selections, “Out Of My Head” and “Better Off,” could not have been better.
The band is touring in support of its fourth album, “The Truth Is...,” which was released in July 2011 and well supported in Thursday’s performance including the catchy rocker, “Lowlife.”
Connolly and company also did a fantastic cover of “Cocaine” by Eric Clapton and followed it up with “I Hate My Life” before returning for encores “Hurricane” and the band’s biggest hit to date, “Bad Girlfriend.”
The Charm City Devils opened the show and provided plenty of youthful fun and energetic music, including the monstrous "Unstoppable" from the group's sophomore record, "Sins," which was released in April 2012. The band seemed as if it was trying a bit too hard to "work" the crowd, but there is plenty of potential in this Maryland four-piece.