Three Days Grace, Finger Eleven to invade Buffalo.com grandstand
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • April 11, 2013 @ 10:19am
103.3 the Edge and the Erie County Fair announced yesterday that Three Days Grace and Finger Eleven will electrify the Buffalo.com grandstand this summer at the fair.
The two-headliner bill strolls to the Hamburg Fairgrounds at 8 p.m. on Aug. 7. Tickets range between $45 and $60 and will be available to the public May 4 at the Fairgrounds Event Center, Tickets.com or by calling (888) 223-6000.
Both Canadian bands have appeared in Buffalo over the past two years, as Three Days Grace rolled to the Outer Harbor for EdgeFest 2012, a part of the Funtime After Dark’s concert series, and Finger Eleven played now-defunct Club Infinity in May 2011 (see Erica Morano’s photos at link).
Three Days Grace’s “The High Road” is excelling on Top 20 rock charts despite the absence of front-man Adam Gontier, who abruptly left the band due to medical reasons (although he’s currently making headway as a solo act now—a bit shady.) It will be worth monitoring to see who Three Days Grace chooses as its new front-man before the summer appearance in Hamburg.
Formerly known as the “Rainbow Butt Monkeys”—until no one took them seriously—Finger Eleven busted out in 2007 through the album “Them vs. You vs. Me” with singles “Paralyzer” and “Talking to the Walls” despite originally forming in 1997.
According to a 2011 interview with drummer Rich Beddoe, Finger Eleven has managed to stay afloat because it’s been financially conservative and savvy. When asked to dole out advice for young bands by OntheGointo.com, Beddoe said the following:
Keep your costs down. Don’t get a bus until you can afford to travel in one. It’s amazing how much money you can blow on the road and you get home to find out you made everyone else money but the band members.
Finger Eleven’s stop in Buffalo is part of an extended fair and festival four that the Canadian band will embark on this summer. Check out “Paralyzer” now.