Alt rocker group Theory of a Deadman plays a free show

Alt rocker group Theory of a Deadman plays a free show
Theory of a Deadman brings a free show to the Fremont Street Experience this weekend. (Christian Lantry)

How often do you get to see a well-known band for free? You can do just that this weekend when Canadian rockers

perform  during

’s Rock of Vegas summer concert series. The group takes over the 1st Street Stage on Saturday, July 18.

The platinum-selling Vancouver alternative quartet has a knack for hard rocking stories of good times, bad times and everything in between.

The band’s breakthrough third album, “Scars & Souvenirs” went platinum with the help of their first hit, “Bad Girlfriend.” The single “By The Way” features vocals by Chris Daughtry.

Theory of a Deadman’s fifth and latest album “Savages” came out in 2014 with the single “Drown,” now an anthem for the band, while “Panic Room” served as the theme song for WWE's October pay-per-view “Hell in a Cell.”

The show starts at 9 p.m. under the five-block canopy that serves as a video screen, dubbed Viva Vision. The screen, North America’s largest at 1,500 feet long and 90 feet wide, is suspended 90 feet above the pedestrian mall. About 12.5 million LED lights play different shows all night long with music projected from a 550,000-watt sound system.