Godsmack and Shinedown this summer will co-headline a U.S. tour scheduled to hit more than 30 cities. Produced by Live Nation, the six-week outdoor amphitheater tour will kick off July 22 and make stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Atlanta, New York and more before wrapping Sept. 2. These dates come as both multi-platinum groups are set to release new albums: Godsmack’s “When Legends Rise” (April 27, BMG) and Shinedown’s “Attention Attention” (May, Atlantic Records). Tickets will be available to the general public starting Friday, March 23, at LiveNation.com.
Select dates of the tour will be part of the 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,” said Sully Erna of Godsmack. “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.”
“It’s all about impact and making a statement,” said 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 ‘n’ 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 and 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 its new album, “Catacombs,” and a single is imminent. 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, the band built up an impressive local fan base.
Godsmack/Shinedown tour dates
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 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
+Like a Storm supporting
^Red Sun Rising supporting
&Part of Ticket to Rock bundle
*Non-Live Nation show