Shinedown Plan To Release New Album In April 2018

Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Eric Bass were recently interviewed by Wes Styles of the 97.7 WQLZ, and revealed that they are planning to release a new album in April 2018 release. If things go according to plan, the first single from the effort will arrive in January.

Blabbermouth shared the following excerpts from the interview:

Speaking about the progress of the songwriting sessions for SHINEDOWN’s next album, Smith said: “We started the sixth SHINEDOWN record the middle of January. We entered the process of writing in the studio.

“For us right now, we’re gonna finish this run that we’re doing. And then we’re actually going back to the studio, and then we’ve got a couple of shows to take care of in August — we finish up on August 9 — and then we’re in Los Angeles recording for pretty much the rest of August. And then we’ve got three more shows to take care in September and then enter the studio again. Right now, we’re working in Charleston, South Carolina.”

According to Bass, the new SHINEDOWN disc marks the first time the band has “ever tried to write, tour and record all simultaneously. Right now we’ve written seventeen songs altogether, of which we feel really strongly about a handful of them that we feel certain that we like that will be either on the record or really close to it,” he said. “So we’re gonna get in and start tracking those while at the same time continuing to write other songs for the record. So it’s been really interesting.”

The next SHINEDOWN album will also be the group’s first full-length release to be produced entirely by Bass. “Up until this point, I’ve only produced tracks for SHINEDOWN — ‘Diamond Eyes’, ‘Cut The Cord’, ‘I’m Alive’ on the ‘Avengers [Assemble]’ soundtrack, things like that,” he said. “So, yeah, I’m stepping up and doing the whole thing and I’m gonna produce the whole record. But that’s actually lot of fun for me, because normally I’m not a proponent of self-produced bands and that sort of thing, but I think this band has a different mentality and a different approach to things. Most bands are looking to self-produce so they can become a spaceship and fly off somewhere and do whatever it is they do. For us, it’s always about the songs and the fans and just really trying to deliver great songs. So that’s never gonna away, never gonna change.”

Smith also said that the project may take a surprising turn. “The thing about it is we’re about ninety percent sure that it’s gonna be a concept record,” he explained. “That’s a very, very deep rabbit hole to go down, but I think we’re ready to do it. The band’s never done this before, and taking in that type of an atmosphere sonically is really taking an audience on a journey.”

He continued: “We’ve always talked about our records being like a roller coaster, but this is a little bit more intense, ’cause there’s a lot more themes involved and there’s a storyline to be built, and there’s also actual characters. So that in and of itself kind of puts us in a really cool spot, because it allows us to be very creative. But in the same breath, we’re not gonna go in there — like Eric said so elegantly — we’re not gonna turn into a spaceship. You know what I mean? We’re not gonna in there and tinker with sounds and be looking at things because it really does come down to the songs.”

The singer defended SHINEDOWN’s decision to not use an outside producer this time around, saying: “Just because we’ve worked with a lot of producers and we’ve worked with a lot of engineers and we know a lot of producers and we know a lot of engineers, I personally don’t think that anyone else could produce this next SHINEDOWN record but Eric, and there’s a lot of reasons why. Not only are we writing the songs together, and the band is as well, but we’re going into it and there’s a bit more of a trust factor involved between Barry [Kerch, drums] and Zach [Myers, guitar] and myself when it comes to Eric. Because, like he said, he produced ‘Diamond Eyes’, he produced ‘Cut The Cord’, he produced ‘I’m Alive’, we’ve written tons of songs together. He knows exactly what he’s doing and we’re with each other 24-7 practically. And it was just time. He’s ready to do it, and he’s excited about doing it, and we’re excited about the process of it being us four. Of course, we’ll work with a couple of engineers here and there. But, I mean, in a lot of ways, man, it’s something that we get to do together, and it allows us to really, really focus on the sound of SHINEDOWN and make sure that we’re writing the most incredible material that we can come up with.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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Shinedown Announce 2017 U.S. Tour With Lacey Sturm

Shinedown have announced a U.S. tour with Lacey Sturm (ex-Flyleaf). Check out the dates below.

Tour Dates:

07/01 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
07/02 – Naperville, IL – Ribfest
07/03 – Traverse City, MI – National Cherry Festival
07/05 – Lafayette, IN – Lafayette Theater
07/07 – Toledo, OH – Centennial Terrace
07/08 – Lansing, MI – Common Ground Festival
07/09 – South Bend, IN – Morris Performing Arts Center
07/11 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
07/12 – Miami, OK – Buffalo Run Casino
07/14 – West Fargo, ND – Red River Valley Fair
07/15 – Cadott, WI – Rock Fest
07/17 – Canton, OH – Canton Palace Theatre
07/19 – Richmond, VA – The National
07/21 – Waterloo, NY – Del Lago Resort/Casino
07/23 – Bangor, ME – Rise Above Festival
08/05 – Great Falls, MT – Montana State Fair
08/06 – Sturgis, SD – Buffalo Chip
08/09 – Ventura, CA – Ventura County Fair

Shinedown Announce 2017 Tour With As Lions & Cold Kingdom

Shinedown have announced a 2017 tour With As Lions and Cold Kingdom. Check out the dates below.

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Tour Dates:

3/31 Albuquerque, NM – Route 66 Casino
04/01 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
04/04 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
04/05 Bakersfield, CA – Bakersfield Fox Theater
04/07 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
04/10 Medford, OR – Medford Armory
04/11 Eureka, CA – Eureka Municipal Auditorium
04/13 Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
04/14 Chico, CA – Silver Dollar Fairgrounds
04/15 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort
04/17 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues

Shinedown Premiere “How Did You Love” Music Video

Shinedown have premiered a new video for their song “How Did You Love,” via Billboard. This song is from the band’s latest album, Threat To Survival, which is available now.

Brent Smith said the following:

“I was in a very unique place in my life while we were writing the album Threat To Survival and there are very specific, heavy themes throughout it. This song ‘How Did You Love’ is about understanding and respecting your own mortality. Not in a morbid, negative way, but in a way that inspires you to live each day to its fullest and without regret, especially when it comes to your relationships and your individuality. You need to be at peace and proud when you look back and ask yourself, ‘how did you love?'”

More Dates Added To Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Sixx:A.M., & As Lions 2016 Tour

More dates have been added to the upcoming Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Sixx:A.M., and As Lions tour. As previously announced, $1 from each ticket sold will go towards the following charities: Badge of Honor Memorial Foundation, MusiCares, Don’t Sell Bodies, and Make A Wish America.

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Tour Dates:

10/18 Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
10/21 Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
10/22 Wichita, KS – Intrust Bank Arena
10/23 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
10/25 West Valley City, UT – Maverik Center
10/27 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
10/28 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
10/29 Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
10/31 San Jose, CA – SAP Center
11/02 Portland, OR – Moda Center
11/03 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
11/05 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
11/07 Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
11/09 Billings, MT – MetraPark Fairgrounds
11/11 Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Civic Center
11/12 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
11/13 La Crosse, WI – La Crosse Center
11/15 Madison, WI – Alliant Energy Center – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
11/17 Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
11/18 Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
11/19 Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
11/21 Toledo, OH – Huntington Center
11/22 Rochester, NY – Blue Cross Arena
11/25 Worcester, MA – DCU Center
11/26 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
11/27 Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena
11/29 Syracuse, NY – OnCenter
12/01 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
12/02 Hershey, PA – Giant Center
12/03 Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena
12/05 Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
12/06 Charleston, SC – N. Charleston Civic Center
12/08 Orlando, FL – Amway Arena
12/09 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
12/10 Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Center