Brent Smith Says Shinedown Are “Nine Songs Into The Writing Process” For Their New Album

During a recent interview with Two Doods Reviews, Shinedown’s Brent Smith revealed that the band are “nine songs into the writing process” for their new album. He also added: “We’re in the demo process at the moment — we’re just writing.”

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Shinedown Donate $250,000 From “Atlas Falls” Fundraiser To Direct Relief

Shinedown have donated $250,000 to Direct Relief as part of their “Atlas Falls” fundraiser. This includes their initial $20,000 donation and the first check from the campaign, which is equal to $230,000. The band will continue the fundraiser, which has raised more than $300,000 so far.

Shinedown Score 16th No. 1 On Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs Chart

Shinedown have broken the record for most No. 1s on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart. The band earned the honor after scoring their 16th No. 1 with their latest single “Atlas Falls.” The track was also the group’s 17th No. 1 on the Mediabase Active Rock chart and their sixth consecutive No. 1.

Brent Smith commented:

“Myself, Barry, Zach and Eric are beyond humbled.

‘Atlas Falls’ represents so many emotions, especially now.

The success of this song would have never been achieved if it wasn’t for the audience, the fans, ‘family,’ the people.

A song that was written and recorded eight years ago found its voice in 2020 in the midst of a global pandemic as a symbol of optimism, courage, and the human spirit.

I want to personally thank not only our management In De Goot Entertainment, our label Atlantic Records, our incredible partners at radio and Direct Relief for giving us the inspiration to release the song.

We share this #1 with the whole world, and we say thank you so very much.

‘Don’t give up now…There’s already so much at stake.'”

Shinedown Officially Cancel Their “Deep Dive” Tour

Shinedown have officially cancelled their “Deep Dive” tour. The band previously rescheduled the trek, but they were unable to move forward with the new dates due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Shinedown commented:

“We’re coming to you with news…

We’ve always been a ‘fans first’ band, but leaving you all in the dark is something we refuse to do.

The ‘Deep Dive Tour’ was an idea the four of us collectively came up with to do something special for you in a way we don’t often get to do. But with the weight of everything happening in the world today, it has come to light that its impossible at this point to continue to move the tour forward this year. Trust us, we’ve tried anything and everything to make these shows happen while always keeping the health and safety of our fans, crew, and local venue staff as our #1 prionty.

Instead of stringing everyone along who pays their hard-earned money through endlessly postponing and rescheduling, we’ve had to make the difficult decision to cancel the shows.

The ‘Deep Dive Tour’ will have to come alive at a different time when it’s safe for all.

Refunds for all tickets and VIP will be available at point of purchase.

As much as this crushes us to not play the ‘Deep Dive Tour’, the health and safety of our fans, crew, and venue staff around the world are of the utmost importance to us.

We love you, we miss you, and we have so much more coming for you this year while we sort out the ‘Concert World.’

For information on postponements / cancellations for non-‘Deep Dive’ summer dates, please check at point a purchase.”

Shinedown Premiere “Atlas Falls” Lyric Video

Shinedown have premiered a lyric video for their song “Atlas Falls.” The track, which was written during the “Amaryllis” sessions, was previously only available to fans that purchased a special shirt that the band sold to raise money for Direct Relief. That campaign, which the group launched with a $20,000 donation, ended up raising over $300,000 for health workers.

Brent Smith commented:

“The response to “Atlas Falls” has been overwhelming, and Barry, Zach, Eric and I cannot say thank you enough to Shinedown Nation and everyone around the world who has supported Direct Relief during the COVID-19 response.

It’s now time that we bring the Atlas Falls’ message to everyone… When times get tough, we will hold each other up and we will stand tall. “Atlas Falls” is a reminder that we are at our best when we need each other, and the only way through this is together. “Atlas Falls” is available everywhere now 🙌🌎 https://Shinedown.lnk.to/AtlasFalls

We will continue our fundraising efforts and want to give all of our fans an opportunity to contribute. In an effort to do so, our “Atlas Falls” special t-shirt is still available for purchase, with 100% of the proceeds donated to Direct Relief at shinedown.com.

We hope you enjoy our new song!”

Watch Shinedown’s Zach Myers Perform “Use Me” In Honor Of The Late Bill Withers

Shinedown’s Zach Myers has shared footage of himself performing “Use Me” in honor of Bill Withers, who recently passed away at the age of 81. You can watch that below:

Shinedown Release Previously Unreleased Song From The “Amaryllis” Sessions To Benefit Health Workers

Shinedown have released a previously unreleased song titled “Atlas Falls.” The track was written during the sessions for their 2012 album “Amaryllis“ and fans can get it by purchasing a special shirt. Proceeds will go towards Direct Relief to benefit health workers. The group also donated $20,000 to the organization as well.

Brent Smith commented:

“I have always said and believe to be true that music can heal us all. We need music, and each other, now more than ever as we all are witnessing a global pandemic unlike anything we have ever seen in many generations. Myself, Barry, Zach, Eric, and our Shinedown family want the entire world to know that we are in this together, and we must all do our part and continue to encourage love, respect and taking care of each other.

Now is the time to put our differences aside so that we can truly lift each other up. We have partnered with an incredible organization Direct Relief who are doing important work globally to help the medical community receive the resources they need in order to save lives.

Years ago during the writing and recording of the Amaryllis album there was a song that meant a great deal to me and the band titled “Atlas Falls.” Although the song did not make the album, I always felt that one day the world would hear it…It has never been more clear to me than right now that the time has come for ‘Atlas Falls‘ to arrive.”

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We need music, and each other, now more than ever as we all are witnessing a global pandemic, unlike anything we’ve ever seen in many generations. Myself, Barry, Zach, Eric, and our SHINEDOWN family want the entire world to know that we're in this together, and we must all do our part to continue to encourage, love, respect, and take care of each other. During the writing and recording of the ‘Amaryllis’ album, there was a song that meant a great deal to me and the band titled #AtlasFalls. Although the song did not make the album, I always felt that one day the world would hear it… It has never been more clear to me than right now, that the time has come for “Atlas Falls” to arrive. We've partnered with an incredible organization, @directrelief, who are doing important work globally to help the medical community receive protective equipment and essential medical supplies including masks, exam gloves, and isolation gowns. Download “Atlas Falls” with the purchase of a special t-shirt {LINK IN BIO} and 100% of proceeds will benefit #DirectRelief. To kick this off we’ll be donating 20K and hope you’ll join us in supporting the important work they’re doing too. As the world responds to this global pandemic, we want to offer a message of optimism and faith in humanity. We ask that you share this anthem of strength and show the world how you're delivering optimism and awareness during this time. We will rise above this! Much love and respect. BRENT SMITH / SHINEDOWN 💛 #supporttheworld #shinedownshares

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Shinedown Announce Rescheduled Dates For “Deep Dive” Tour

Shinedown have postponed their “Deep Dive” tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. You can find the new dates for that run below. As previously reported, the trek will find the band performing “b-sides, deep cuts, plus the singles you know and love.”

Tour Dates:

07/31 Windsor, ON – The Colosseum at Caesars
08/01 Mount Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort (with Pop Evil)
08/02 Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavilion
08/04 Bethlehem, PA – PNC Plaza
08/06 Davenport, IA – Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds
08/07 Sioux City, IA – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
08/08 Sturgis, SD – Buffalo Chip
08/12 Las Vegas, NV – Palms Casino Resort
08/14 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
08/15 Valley Center, CA – Harrah’s Resort
08/16 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
08/18 El Paso, TX – The Plaza Theater Performing Arts Center
08/19 Midland, TX – Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
08/21 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
08/22 Lake Charles, LA – Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
08/24 Dallas, TX- House Of Blues
08/25 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
08/26 Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
08/28 Memphis, TN – Orpheum Theatre
08/29 Catoosa, OK – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
08/31 Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
09/01 Greensboro, NC – Piedmont Hall
09/04 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena (with Halestorm, Fozzy, etc.)
09/05 Orlando, FL – Central Florida Fair (with Halestorm, Fozzy, etc.)
09/06 Savannah, GA – Johnny Mercer Theatre
09/08 Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium
09/09 Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theatre
09/11 Little Rock, AR – Robinson Center
09/12 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (with Theory Of A Deadman, etc.)

Shinedown commented:

“ATTENTION Shinedown Nation: We know it’s been an intense time for everyone and we hope that you are all safe, healthy and looking after each other. The health and safety of our fans always come first, and while we were so looking forward to seeing all of you at our upcoming shows on the Deep Dive Tour, there are rapidly growing concerns about the Coronavirus, and we must be vigilant in complying with the CDC health guidelines and local, state and federal government mandates. So, we have to re-schedule these shows.

The GOOD NEWS is that we have new dates to share with you today. All tickets & VIP packages will be honored. Bring your ticket + VIP credentials to the show. Please contact point of purchase for more information.

We’re currently figuring out how we can do our part. We’ll be sharing that with you all very soon. Let’s take care of each other and stay optimistic. We’ll get through this folks! We will rise above it… much love!”

Brent Smith Hoping To Release New Shinedown Album In June 2021

During a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie on “Whiplash,” Shinedown frontman Brent Smith talked about the band’s new album plans, saying that he is hoping to release a new record in June 2021. Prior to that, Smith and guitarist Zach Myers will be recording a new Smith & Myers album, which they are aiming to release in 2020.

Smith had the following to say about Shinedown’s current plans:

“We are finishing out the final edits on the ‘Attention Attention’ major motion picture. So, that’s being created right now and finally coming into the fold to where we’re getting ready to release it to the world, which we’re extremely excited about, ’cause it’s been almost three years in the making.

But transitioning to the next album, I’ve gotta wait and see what happens. We’re not really gonna start writing it, I don’t believe, until after the ‘Deep Dive’ tour, so we’re not looking at even beginning ‘Shinedown VII,’ the writing phase, until probably late May, the beginning of June this year. I’m hoping to have a record out by June of 2021.

But also me and Zach Myers, we’re gonna be going into the studio in Malibu to work on the second installment of a brand new Smith & Myers record, which hopefully is gonna be released by August of this year — maybe at the latest October. But we’re gonna do a double album, so we’re gonna do 10 covers, or tributes — however you wanna put it — and we’re gonna do, for the first time, 10 original songs, me and Zach, for that project. So, we’ve got a lot of creative going on right now.”

He continued:

“But to answer the question [of what the musical and lyrical approach of the next Shinedown album is going to be]… It’s not easy to answer, to be honest with you. The universe will tell me when it’s time to go. And right now, there’s a lot of creative going on. But I don’t have an answer just this second for what ‘Shinedown VII’ is gonna be. I don’t think it’s time yet to know what that is. But when it’s time, it’ll let me know.”

[via Blabbermouth]