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11/15/2012 Theory of a Deadman, Adelita’s Way (Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall)

By Eric | November 16, 2012 10:39 am

A good old-fashioned rock show down at Water Street. Charm City Devils were the first band on, but I didn’t arrive in time to catch them, instead walking in during the set changeover. Found a nice spot in the middle of the floor and Adelita’s Way got started. I’ve missed these guys a couple of times for various reasons, so it was nice to finally get to see them. Collapse started things off on a fast and heavy note, and got everyone into it right away. Plenty of people were familiar with the tunes, so there was enough crowd interaction to make it fun. They ran through all of their singles and most of the heavier stuff I would have liked to see, including “I Wanna Be”. Strangely enough, Tyler Connolly co-wrote and sang on that song, yet didn’t come out for a guest spot. Thought that would have been a cool touch. No matter, AW finished off with Sick and Invincible, and for this being the last night of the tour, they all looked pretty fresh, sounded good, and put on a solid performance. I was fairly impressed.

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Adelita’s Way Setlist:
Collapse
Dirty Little Thing
Hurt
Alive
I Wanna Be
Cage the Beast
Criticize
Bullet in the Head (Rage Against the Machine cover) (Instrumental)
Sick
Invincible

One quick set change later and Theory was up. Overall this set wasn’t terribly different from what I saw at Tag’s last year, but these guys are always fun. They put “Nothing Could Come Between Us” back into the set, so this old-school fan had one less thing to complain about, then they dashed the goodwill somewhat by skipping No Surprise (they’d been playing it pretty regularly). On the other hand, in the middle of the set they went psuedo-unplugged and played “Out Of My Head”, “Better Off”, and a great take on AIC’s “Got Me Wrong”. The crowd was pretty happy with the main set closer “Hate My Life”, as there was a pretty big sing-a-long for that one. After a quick second, they started the encore off with Hurricane, then during the banter between songs we got more AIC as they strummed on “Nutshell” for awhile before sending everyone home happy with “Bad Girlfriend”. This was the 9th time I’ve seen Theory, so I knew was I was in for, knew what to expect, and Tyler and the boys delivered. Good times!

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Theory of a Deadman Setlist:
Gentleman
So Happy
All or Nothing
Bitch Came Back
Nothing Could Come Between Us
Not Meant to Be
Got Me Wrong (Alice in Chains cover)
Out of My Head
Better Off
Lowlife
Nutshell (Alice in Chains cover) (Instrumental)
Santa Monica
Hate My Life
Encore:
Hurricane
Bad Girlfriend

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