Godsmack’s Sully Erna was recently interviewed on “The Rod Ryan Show” and said the band may play their first album in full on a 2018 tour to celebrate its 20th anniversary. They are also planning to release a new album around that time as well.
Erna said the following about their “big world tour” [transcribed by Blabbermouth]:
“We’re gonna do a massive production. We’re gonna kind of base it around the theme of the first record. We’re even talking about coming out and doing the first record front to back to open the show — set up the staging a little bit more old school and stuff like that, and then kind of morph it into the back half of the set, which would be all the hits and the solo and some of the new stuff.”
He also added:
“I’m gonna be taking the rest of this whole year to kind of be working on production ideas, what the visuals are gonna be like, what the music’s gonna be like, but, obviously, it starts with the record. I have to write a really great record for us, and that’s the tough part.”
As far as the wait time between albums goes, he offered:
“We were going to drop a record this year — we didn’t want the records to be so spaced apart… But it kind of seems like a theme with us — it’s always three or four years before another record comes out. Part of that is because by the time it takes you to write and record and tour on an album, it’s eighteen months to two years. But this time, we wanted to do something this year, but we were just, like, ‘You know, let’s just wait another second,’ because if we release this at the top of 2018, it will be our twentieth-year anniversary of the first record, and we wanna do something special.”