Santa Asonia at Bronson Center – Unit 613


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Oshawa-based opening act The Standstills wasted no time getting things rolling at the Bronson Center Music Theater on Tuesday night, kicking off with the raucous drum and cowbell intro of the song “Orleans.” Delighted to be back, the band played an energetic array of old and new material, including their most recent single, “Pretty Little Broken Thing”. The show was a MODO-LIVE/Spectrasonic/Rebel 101.7 production.

The Headliners Saint Asonia, a Can-Am supergroup, is made up of singer Adam Gontier (formerly of Three Days Grace), guitarist Mike Mushok (Staind), bassist Cale Gontier (Art of Dying, Thornley), and drummer Cody Watkins. (Art of Dying).

Adam Gontier’s rough, powerful voice has been a recognizable presence on rock radio for the past 20 years, first as a founding member of Three Days Grace and more recently with Saint Asonia. He sings with intensity and emotion, creating lyrics that resonate with fans around the world.

The band’s set was a mix of Saint Asonia songs and various Three Days Grace songs, and the packed house at the Bronson Center enjoyed it all. Midway through the set, Adam took the stage alone, acoustic guitar in hand, to deliver a solo acoustic mini-set, which included the song “Never Too Late,” which has always been a fan favorite as an anthem of hope for those who are struggling. They say the true test of a song’s merit is whether it can stand on its own with just vocals and acoustic guitar, and that was definitely the case during this set.

The full band returned to the stage to play several more songs, including the smash hits “The Hunted” and “Just Like You,” and then slowed down with the ballad “Waste My Weather”.

The band’s encore ended with Saint Asonia’s rock anthem “Let Me Live My Life”, whipping the crowd into a frenzy. As fans streamed back to Bronson Avenue after the show, multiple “that was awesome!” could be heard. heckling, and wonderful it was.


Saint Asonia’s New EP INTROVERT comes out July 1. The first single, Above all”, is now available on all platforms.

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