American modern rockers Shinedown are gearing up to make a memorable concert tour run across the UK and US this winter and early spring.
A with a lengthy string of live shows that will see the gang delivering their top hits, as well as the latest tunes from their new album “Threat to Survival,” released on September 18 via Atlantic Records.
The tour will commence on the old continent, with the January 28 show at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff venue in Cardiff, UK. The United Kingdom run will last for only about a week, leaving the gang with a month of clear schedule to focus on the upcoming USA trek.
The new leg will start on March 1 in Portland, OR, and continue across the country for over two weeks, with notable stops in Los Angeles, Reno, Colorado Springs, and more cities. Finally, the band has scheduled several festival dates, including performances at the Rock on the Range 2016 in April in Columbus, OH, as well as a June show at the iconic Hellfest in France.
Shinedown Cheap/Discounted Tickets 2016
Shinedown Tour Schedule 2016
|Mar 01||8:00PM||Portland, OR||Roseland Theater|
|Mar 02||8:30PM||Seattle, WA||Paramount Theatre|
|Mar 04||8:30PM||Reno, NV||Grand Sierra Theatre|
|Mar 05||8:30PM||Santa Rosa, CA||Wells Fargo Center for the Arts – Ruth Finley Person Theater|
|Mar 06||8:30PM||Redding, CA||Redding Civic Auditorium|
|Mar 08||8:30PM||Modesto, CA||Modesto Center Plaza|
|Mar 09||7:30PM||Los Angeles, CA||Mayan Theatre|
|Mar 12||8:00PM||Mescalero, NM||Inn Of The Mountain Gods Resort & Casino|
|Mar 13||8:00PM||Colorado Springs, CO||Colorado Springs City Auditorium|
|Mar 14||8:00PM||Casper, WY||Casper Events Center|
|Mar 16||8:00PM||Fargo, ND||Fargo Civic Memorial Auditorium|
|Mar 18||8:30PM||Deadwood, SD||Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel & Casino|
|Apr 29||6:00PM||Tampa, FL||Amalie Arena|
|Apr 30||Time TBA||Fort Myers, FL||JetBlue Park At Fenway South|
|May 01||8:00AM||Fort Myers, FL||JetBlue Park At Fenway South|
|May 06||Time TBA||Concord, NC||Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway|
|May 07||Time TBA||Concord, NC||Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway|
|May 14||Time TBA||Somerset, WI||Somerset Amphitheater|
|May 20||Time TBA||Columbus, OH||Mapfre Stadium|
The journey of Shinedown began back in the year of 2001 in Jacksonville, Florida. Brought together by desire to make some lean and mean hard rock music, four dudes known as Brent Smith (vocals), Brad Stewart (bass), Jasin Todd (guitar), and Barry Kerch (drums) joined forces and instantly began working on fresh material.
The group is commonly described as post-grunge, although band members have shown dislike of the term, jokingly noting that they have “never heard of pre-grunge.”
Shinedown is one of those bands who got it together at a very fast rate, as their debut album, 2003’s “Leave a Whisper,” was an instant success and fan favorite, earning the band a platinum certificate with over 1 million units sold across the United States.
Led with hit singles “Fly from the Inside,” “45,” “Burning Bright,” and a cover of their fellow Jacksonville rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd, “Simple Man,” the group fetched a healthy amount of attention and set the ground for great things to come.
Up next on the Shinedown menu was “Us And Them.” Released in October 2005, the group’s sophomore album saw them cracking the US Top 30, but selling less albums, as the records only managed to reach the golden status. Singles “Save Me” and “I Dare You” have stood out however, and the group’s following kept a-growing.
Following some extensive touring, the boys decided it was high time to take things to another level. They got into the studio, started writing, recording, and mixing, and came out with their third studio album. Released in June 2008, the album went by the name of “The Sound of Madness,” it saw the Shinedown fold progressing very strongly, once again selling over a million units in the US, and once again drastically expanding their following.
A total of six singles was released from the album, including “Devour,” “Second Chance,” the title track, and “If You Only Knew.” Additionally, the album saw the crew crossing the US Top 10 for the very first time.
And then a similar scenario – another rise on the charts, but another drop in sales. The band’s fourth studio album, “Amaryllis,” was released in March 2012, once again reaching gold status only.
One thing is for sure – Shinedown have rose above the crowd to become one of the most distinguishable acts of the 2000s, delivering killer shows to raging fans around the globe. They still have it, and their live gigs only serve as concrete proof. In total, Shinedown have presented four studio records and 18 singles to the world over the past 14 years, ultimately selling over 6 million albums around the globe. They are still going strong and even maturing, and will hopefully present another behemoth of an album in the near future.
The band currently features Brent Smith on lead vocals, Zach Myers on lead and rhythm guitar and backing vocals (plus occasional bass), appropriately named fella called Eric Bass on bass (plus piano and backing vocals), and longtime member Barry Kerch behind the drum kit.