GODSMACK AND SHINEDOWN ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINING SUMMER 2018 TOUR AS BOTH BANDS RELEASE NEW ALBUMS
LIKE A STORM AND RED SUN RISING TO SUPPORT ON THE AMPHITHEATER OUTING
SEPTEMBER 1 – PNC BANK ARTS CENTER
SEPTEMBER 2 – NORTHWELL HEALTH AT JONES BEACH THEATER
GODSMACK RETURN APRIL 27 WITH ‘WHEN LEGENDS RISE’ (BMG); SHINEDOWN PLAN MAY 4 RELEASE FOR ‘ATTENTION ATTENTION’ (ATLANTIC RECORDS)
TICKETS AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC STARTING FRIDAY, MARCH 23
This summer, rock fans across the country should prepare to be rocked hard when the GODSMACK/SHINEDOWN co-headlining summer tour hits more than 30 cities. Produced by Live Nation, the six-week outdoor amphitheater tour kicks off July 22 and make stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Atlanta, New York and many more before wrapping September 2. These dates come as both multi-platinum groups are set to release new albums: Godsmack’s WHEN LEGENDS RISE (April 27 via BMG) and Shinedown’s ATTENTION ATTENTION (May 4 via Atlantic Records). Tickets are available to the general public starting Friday, March 23 at LiveNation.com.
Select dates of the summer tour will also be part of the popular Live Nation Ticket to Rock program. The Ticket to Rock bundle offers fans a low-cost way to see many of their favorite rock artists live in their area all summer long.
“We really believe this could be a great moment in our band’s career and we plan on running on the road until at least fall of 2019,” Sully Erna of Godsmack says. “We love the guys in Shinedown and we all go way back. There is a very strong mutual respect between our camps and we feel that this tour is going to be a must see!” Adds the singer, songwriter and guitarist: “We’re preparing ourselves to be on the top of our game!”
“It’s all about impact, and making a statement,” says Brent Smith, Shinedown’s lead singer. “We are creating a show for the fans that is powerful, passionate, and sonically inspiring. The audience has given us a platform to be ourselves, and create something spectacular. That being said SHINEDOWN, and GODSMACK will most certainly NOT let them down. This will be the Rock & Roll event of the year. In other words “IT’S ABOUT TO GET HEAVY!!!”
The tour will feature two support acts handpicked by Godsmack and Shinedown. Like A Storm will open the first half of the tour with Red Sun Rising performing on the second half. New Zealanders Like A Storm, led by brothers Chris, Matt & Kent Brooks, with Zach Wood on drums, have become the most successful New Zealand rock band in U.S. radio history. The band has just finished recording their new album Catacombs and a single is eminent. Akron, Ohio’s Red Sun Rising--Mike Protich [vocals/guitar], Ryan Williams [guitar], Dave McGarry [guitar/vocals], Ricky Miller [bass/vocals], and Pat Gerasia [drums]--broke onto the scene in 2012. Through tireless gigging, they built up an impressive local fan base.
WHEN LEGENDS RISE, Godsmack’s first album in four years, is due out April 27 via BMG and marks their debut on the label. The new album comes 20 years after the release of their debut album and 20 million album sales later, Godsmack are an even stronger animal than before. The album’s newly released single, “Bulletproof,” shows the band--Sully Erna [vocals, guitar], Tony Rombola [guitar], Robbie Merrill [bass], and Shannon Larkin [drums]--doubling down on their combination of tightly wound riffs, rhythmic fury, naked emotions and pushed-to-the-edge vocals, all fired up with melodic precision and tight songcraft. What inspired the songs on WHEN LEGENDS RISE? “It was just about evolving as a songwriter,” says singer and songwriter Sully Erna. “I wanted to stretch my wings out even further to use all the experiences I’ve had with writing different types of music over the years and applying that to find a way to introduce a newer, fresher, more mature sound, but still maintaining the power of Godsmack.” WHEN LEGENDS RISE is available for pre-order now (here) with instant grat track, “Bulletproof.” Listen to “Bulletproof” here. An official music video is coming soon. For more information on Godsmack, visit the band’s website here.
Multi-platinum rock band Shinedown recently announced the release of their sixth studio album ATTENTION ATTENTION out May 4th on Atlantic Records. Lead single “DEVIL” is out now along with the gripping and visceral video (HERE) which has quickly amassed more than 1 million YouTube views. ATTENTION ATTENTION is available for pre-order now at all DSPs HERE and each pre-order will include an instant download of “DEVIL.” Deluxe album bundles are available at the official Shinedown webstore HERE. The 14-track album, Shinedown’s most raw and personal to date, is a mental, emotional and physical journey from ruin to reclamation to revelation. The story that unfolds as the album progresses follows an individual from life’s lowest lows to the highest highs as anxieties dissipate and demons disappear. It is a powerful and enduring statement about the resolve of the human spirit, our will to overcome struggles, and the importance of respecting and leaning on one another. With a symphony of thought-provoking lyrics, stadium-size, explosive guitars, unpredictable rhythms, and cinematic flourishes, ATTENTION ATTENTION ushers in the band’s biggest and boldest chapter yet. For a full list of Shinedown’s 2018 tour dates, please visit www.shinedown.com.
The GODSMACK/SHINEDOWN summer tour dates are as follows:
DATE CITY VENUE
Sun 7/22 Clarkston, MI+ & DTE Energy Music Theatre
Tue 7/24 Darien Center, NY+ Darien Lake Amphitheater
*Wed 7/25 Mount Pleasant, MI+ Soaring Eagle Casino
Fri 7/27 Tinley Park, IL+& Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sat 7/28 Noblesville, IN+& Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
*Sun 7/29 Des Moines, IA+ Wells Fargo Arena
Tue 7/31 Denver, CO+ Pepsi Center
Thu 8/2 West Valley City, UY+ & USANA Amphitheatre
Fri 8/3 Las Vegas, NV+ Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Sat 8/4 Irvine, CA+& FivePoint Amphitheatre
Mon 8/6 Albuquerque, NM+& Isleta Amphitheater
Wed 8/8 Bonner Springs, KS+ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Sat 8/11 The Woodlands, TX+& The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by
Sun 8/12 Dallas, TX+& Starplex Pavilion
Tue 8/14 North Little Rock, AR^ Verizon Arena
Wed 8/15 Biloxi, MS^ Coast Coliseum
Thu 8/16 Atlanta, GA^ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Sat 8/18 Virginia Beach, VA^ Veterans United Home Loans Amphi.
Sun 8/19 Bristow, VA^& Jiffy Lube Live
Tue 8/21 Saratoga Springs, NY^ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Wed 8/22 Gilford, NH^ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Fri 8/24 Hartford, CT^& XFINITY Theatre
Sat 8/25 Mansfield, MA^& XFINITY Center
Sun 8/26 Camden, NJ^& BB&T Pavilion
Tue 8/28 Burgettstown, PA^& KeyBank Pavilion
Wed 8/29 Syracuse, NY^ Lakeview Amphitheater
Fri 8/31 Scranton, PA^& The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Sat 9/1 Holmdel, NJ^& PNC Bank Arts Center
Sun 9/2 Wantagh, NY^& Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Melodic hard rockers Shinedown hail from Jacksonville, Florida and feature vocalist Brent Smith, guitarist Jasin Todd, bassist Brad Stewart and drummer Barry Kerch. Snapped up by Atlantic Records during the early ‘00's flurry of post-Creed and Nickelback signings, the group released their debut album Leave a Whisper in 2003. Whisper ended up doing quite well for the band, aided by its single "Fly from the Inside." Shinedown also supported it with a heroic slate of live shows, remaining on tour for most of 2004. The following year the band issued a live album documenting those shows, then returned in October 2005 with their sophomore effort Us and Them.
Godsmack came as a breath of fresh air to the world of heavy metal when they arrived on the scene in 1998. Godsmack's ferocious tour dates and hit albums featuring the deep growl of lead singer Sully Erna earned the band the reputation as one of the most popular heavy metal bands of the new millennium. Even Godsmack's latest album, The Oracle, has given the band their third #1 album in a row, showing off their staying power. This will also be displayed on Godsmack's North American tour dates in 2011, which are tearing through arenas this summer.
Sully Erna formed Godsmack in 1995 after becoming tired of drumming and wanting to take a stab at singing. Godsmack's self-titled debut album became a huge success, going platinum four times thanks largely to the hit single, "Whatever." Headlining and high profile tour dates quickly followed, including an appearance at Ozzfest and supporting Black Sabbath on their tour. Godsmack continued to score hits with their albums, including Faceless in 2003, which featured the Grammy-nominated songs "I Stand Alone" and "Straight Out of Line."
After four years without a release, Godsmack released The Oracle in 2010. The album was praised by fans and critics as a return to the band's signature sound displayed on their first album. The album has also reignited Godsmack's tenacity for touring, as the band has numerous tour dates in 2011. After finishing up headlining appearances on the Mayhem Festival on August 14, Godsmack will perform around North America where they will be supported by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Adrenaline Mob. Don't miss these 2011 tour dates as Godsmack shows the world they're still in their prime.