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Theory Releases New Single ‘Strangers’ Addressing America’s Political Divisiveness

Multi-platinum band THEORY (Theory Of A Deadman) has released their new single “Strangers” from their forthcoming studio album Say Nothing, out January 31st via Atlantic Records. Addressing the current tense state of American politics and the divisive nature of our culture, “Strangers” strikes a chord with its thought-provoking prose, calling out how nasty it has become between those with differing political affiliations and our society’s increasing inability to openly listen and relate to one another.

You can listen to “Strangers” here! You can watch below:

On Say Nothing, THEORY is speaking up through timely lyrical commentary that finds the band’s finger on the pulse of the current climate and the issues that our society is grappling with today, threaded together with a message that’s both a cautionary warning and a hopeful wish for our collective future.

Say Nothing is available for pre-order now at all DSPs and each pre-order includes an instant download of “Strangers” and lead radio single “History Of Violence,” a powerful song about domestic violence. Album and bundle packages are also available at the official THEORY webstore.

“‘Strangers’ talks about American politics and the divisiveness our country is facing right now,” shares lead vocalist and songwriter Tyler Connolly. “It was inspired by the continuous onslaught of tragedies that keep happening. On this song, I’m not trying to speak from a perspective of bias, I just can’t figure out why we can’t all do it together. We need to come together instead of pitting against one another. We hope the song serves as a bit of a wake-up call. We’ve become so desensitized to it all that I think it’s imperative for us to start talking about these kinds of things in our music.”

“Strangers” is the follow-up to Say Nothing’s lead single “History Of Violence,” which has already racked up more than 2 million collective streams, is currently #13 and rising at Active Rock Radio, and has been featured on key playlists across Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music, including Spotify’s New Music Friday. Telling a gripping story that turns the tables on domestic violence, the video for “History of Violence” illustrates a searing snapshot of a woman enduring an abusive husband as she plans to fight back, eventually ending up in jail but free of her abuser. PRESS HERE to watch the video which has more than 1 million views. THEORY is encouraging anyone affected by domestic violence to call the National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-7233) for help.

Peeling back the layers of THEORY’s depth and breadth like never before, Say Nothing, recorded in London with producer Martin Terefe [Jason Mraz, Yungblud], is a continuation of their musical and thematic evolution, displaying the band’s powerful storytelling in full force and introducing fresh sounds and sonics. With undeniable anthems, scorching songcraft, experimental vision, rock ‘n’ roll attitude, and clever pop ambition, THEORY explores domestic violence, racism, the divisiveness in American politics, anxiety and depression, and more on the 10-track album.

Following a recent fall headlining U.S. run, THEORY embarks on a U.K. headlining tour beginning November 19th and will then travel throughout their native Canada at the top of 2020 to coincide with the release of Say Nothing, commencing January 31st in Vancouver. Tickets are on sale now; see below for the band’s full list of upcoming tour dates and visit for all ticketing details.

THEORY’s platinum single “Rx (Medicate)” from 2017’s Wake Up Call addressed the opioid epidemic and racked up more than 250 million streams, became their third #1 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and received an iHeartRadio Music Award nomination for Rock Song of the Year. Over the course of nearly two decades, THEORY’s impressive catalogue has earned them several platinum and gold singles, a platinum album, two Top 10 album debuts on the Billboard Top 200, and eight Top Tens on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart. THEORY is: Tyler Connolly [lead vocals, guitar], Dave Brenner [guitar, backing vocals], Dean Back [bass], and Joey Dandeneau [drums].



Tuesday, November 19

Manchester, England @ Academy 2

Wednesday, November 20

Glasgow, Scotland @ SWG3 Galvanizers

Thursday, November 21

Nottingham, England @ Rock City

Saturday, November 23

London, England @ Electric Ballroom

Sunday, November 24

Bristol, England @ SWX


Friday, January 31

Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom

Saturday, February 1

Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom

Monday, February 3

Kelowna, BC @ Kelowna Community Theatre

Tuesday, February 4

Crankbrook, BC @ Western Financial Place

Thursday, February 6

Grand Prairie, AB @ Bowes Event Center

Friday, February 7

Edmonton, AB @ Winspear Center

Saturday, February 8

Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Event Centre

Monday, February 10

Medicine Hat, AB @ Canalta Centre

Tuesday, February 11

Saskatoon, SK @ Coors Event Centre

Thursday, February 13

Regina, SK @ Casino Regina

Friday, February 14

Winnipeg, MB @ Club Regent

Sunday, February 16

Sault Saint Marie, ON @ Sault Community Theatre

Monday, February 17

Sarnia, ON @ Imperial Theatre

Tuesday, February 18

London, ON @ London Music Hall

Friday, February 21

Halifax, NS @ Casino Nova Scotia

Saturday, February 22

Moncton, NB @ Casino New Brunswick

Monday, February 24

Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre

Thursday, February 27

Toronto, ON @ Rebel

Friday, February 28

Montreal, QC @ MTELUS

Saturday, February 29

Barrie, ON @ Mavericks

United States

Friday, April 17

Tampa, FL @ WXTB 98 Rockfest at Amalie Arena

Saturday, April 18

Orlando, FL @ WJRR Earthday Birthday at Central Florida Fairground

Friday, April 24

Newark, NJ @ WDHA Rocks the Rock at Prudential Center

Saturday, April 25

Worcester, MA @ WAAF 50th Anniversary at DCU Center

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