Shinedown Announce North American Tour With Pop Evil & Ayron Jones

Shinedown have announced a headlining North American tour. Pop Evil and Ayron Jones will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Ayron Jones:

01/26 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
01/28 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
01/29 Valley Center, CA – Harrah’s Resort Southern California
01/30 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
02/01 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
02/02 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
02/04 Las Vegas, NV – The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
02/05 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
02/07 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
02/08 Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

With Pop Evil and Ayron Jones:

02/10 Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
02/11 Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Event Centre
02/12 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Resort & Casino
02/14 Edmonton, AB – Convention Centre
02/15 Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place
02/17 Moose Jaw, SK – Mosaic Place
02/18 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
02/21 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
02/23 Windsor, ON – The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor (no Ayron Jones)
02/25 Toronto, ON – HISTORY
02/26 Quebec, QC – Videotron Centre
02/27 Montreal, QC – MTelus

Shinedown’s Eric Bass To Miss Immediate Live Shows After Testing Positive For COVID-19

Shinedown’s Eric Bass has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, he will be missing the band’s immediate live shows.

Brent Smith issued the following statement:

“On behalf of myself, @zmyersofficial @bkerchofficial @ebassprod and ALL of us in @shinedown we have some NEWS… unfortunately our illustrious @ebassprod Tested positive for Covid-19 this afternoon… that being said we are not canceling any shows…

To be crystal clear everyone on the tour including bands, and crew were tested today all of which are all negative. Eric is now in quarantine, and he is doing fine, and as soon as we have a negative test from our brother he will be back on tour with us ASAP… because we have the greatest crew in the world they are going to help us out tonight with a few songs. But tonight, and tomorrow we will be a 3 piece. Our man @joshualevisturm will be coming out to join us on tour until Eric can return… Much love ❤️ and Respect!!!”

Smith & Myers (Shinedown) Announce Late Fall Tour

Smith & Myers, the project featuring Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Zach Myers, have announced a fall tour with JR Moore and Zack Mack. Here’s the dates

11/30 Memphis, TN – The Soundstage At Graceland
12/01 Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center
12/03 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
12/04 Norfolk, VA – The NorVA
12/05 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
12/07 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
12/08 Worcester, MA – Palladium
12/09 New York, NY – Town Hall
12/11 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
12/12 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
12/16 Chicago, IL – Radius
12/17 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
12/18 Cincinnati, OH – Icon Music Center

Watch Shinedown Perform Their Cover Of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man” Live With Jelly Roll

During Shinedown’s September 12 set at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Danville, VA, the band were joined onstage by Jelly Roll for a cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man.” The band shared the below footage of that:

Mastodon, A Day To Remember, Volbeat, Etc. Added To 2022 UK Download Festival

More bands have been added to the 2022 UK Download Festival. The event is scheduled to take place at Donington Park on June 10-12 and the updated daily lineups can be found below.

June 10:

Main Stage:

A Day To Remember
Black Veil Brides
Bury Tomorrow
Theory Of A Deadman
Wayward Sons

Second Stage:

The Distillers
Lacuna Coil
Myles Kennedy & Company
Ayron Jones

Avalanche Stage:

The Ghost Inside
Sleep Token
Meet Me @ The Altar
Gender Roles
Press Club

The Dogtooth Stage:

Electric Wizard
Blues Pills
British Lion
A.A. Williams
Dead Poet Society
Cellar Door Moon Crow
The Scratch
JJ Wilde

June 11:

Main Stage:

Iron Maiden
The Pretty Reckless
Black Label Society
Monster Truck
Those Damn Crows
The Raven Age

Second Stage:

Code Orange
Ice Nine Kills

Avalanche Stage:

Funeral For A Friend
The Faim
Holding Absence
Dragged Under
Blackout Problems

The Dogtooth Stage:

Dying Fetus
Bleed From Within
Venom Prison
Higher Power
Joyous Wolf
Dead Label
Death Blooms
Temples On Mars

June 12:

Main Stage:

Biffy Clyro
Rise Against

Second Stage:

Steel Panther
The Darkness
Of Mice & Men
Wednesday 13
Massive Wagons
The Last Internationale
Control The Storm

Avalanche Stage:

Boston Manor
Trash Boat
Marianas Trench
Jamie Lenman
The Hara
Cemetery Sun
Dead Posey
Static Dress

The Dogtooth Stage:

Myles Kennedy (acoustic set)
Twin Temple
Fire From The Gods
Kill The Lights
Modern Error
Anchor Lake
As Everything Unfolds
The Injester

Shinedown Plan To Release New Single In January

During a recent interview with New Jersey’s WSOU 89.5, Shinedown’s Brent Smith revealed that the band are planning to release a new single in January 2022. He said the following:

“I can tell you right now the first single, you’re gonna hear it in the first month of 2022. And then hopefully a couple of months later, there’ll be a [full-length] record out.”

Watch New Trailer For Shinedown’s “Attention Attention” Film

Shinedown have shared a new trailer for their “Attention Attention” film. The movie, which has been acquired by Gravitas Ventures, serves as a cinematic component of the band’s 2018 album of the same name and it will receive a digital and cable VOD release on September 3. The film was directed by Bill Yukich and it features all four members of the group along with actresses Francesca Eastwood and Melora Walters.

Here’s a description of the movie:

“Multi-platinum band Shinedown invites viewers into the world of ‘Attention Attention’ in their new film, bringing to life the story of the acclaimed chart-topping album, which simultaneously hit #1 on Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock, and Hard Rock Albums Charts, debuted Top 5 on the Billboard 200, and has racked up more than 355 million global streams. A stunning sonic and visual work of art, the film weaves the 14 songs from the album into a provocative, visceral and thought-provoking journey that brings viewers along on a psychological, emotional and physical ride from life’s lowest lows to the highest highs. As anxieties dissipate and demons disappear, what emerges is a powerful and enduring statement about humanity, overcoming struggles, the importance of mental health, not being afraid to fail and the resolve of the human spirit.”

Shinedown previously commented:

“When we created ‘Attention Attention’, our vision was always to present the message as a sonic and visual experience. We’re really proud of what we created and are beyond excited to partner with Gravitas Ventures to finally bring the film in its entirety to the world.”

Yukich continued:

“‘Attention Attention’ the film is where the songs of the album come together with people this music has had a profound impact on. What begins as many stories, many voices, steadily becomes one message, one voice from many. Years in the making, I am beyond pleased to be able to share this vision, which was inspired by this amazing band.”

Tony Piantedosi, vice president of acquisitions at Gravitas Ventures, added:

“Shinedown found the ideal director in Bill Yukich to turn their acclaimed album into a dynamic cinematic experience. It’s a testament to their continued innovation as artists, and we look forward to unveiling the film to audiences worldwide.”

Shinedown’s Brent Smith & We Came As Romans Help Out Spiritbox Following Limp Bizkit’s Tour Cancellation

Spiritbox were opening for Limp Bizkit on their summer tour, but after the trek got cancelled, it left the band with some financial problems. However, some of their peers have stepped forward to help them out including Shinedown’s Brent Smith and We Came As Romans.

Spiritbox said the following about that on Twitter:

“Can we talk about what an amazing person @TheBrentSmith from @Shinedown is? He just gifted us $10,000 towards our losses since our tour was recently cancelled. This is such an amazing and kind gesture, seriously thank you!

We also want to thank @wecameasromans who we rented the majority of our light package from, they decided to waive the invoice and help soften our losses. It has been an emotional past few days but things like this have restored our faith in humanity.

We have never met @TheBrentSmith and we barely know the guys in @wecameasromans . These people were not helping out a friend in need, they are just truly selfless people who wanted to do something kind for another band. We hope to conduct ourselves like them someday.”

Shinedown Drummer Barry Kerch To Miss Upcoming Shows Following Breakthrough COVID-19 Case

Shinedown’s Barry Kerch will be missing the band’s upcoming shows after testing positive for COVID-19. During his absence Dustin Steinke will be filling in. Kerch has already been fully vaccinated, but some breakthrough cases like his are expected considering the vaccines are not 100% effective at stopping infection. Despite this, the shots are still effective at preventing death and severe illness.

Kerch commented:

“In the 20 years of Shinedown, I have never missed a show — until now. I regret to say that I, unfortunately, during rehearsals, contracted COVID. And before you get all crazy on me, I got fully vaxxed in April. I followed all the rules — wore masks, washed my hands, et cetera. Unfortunately, I’m one of those ones that got it even though I was vaxxed. So, unfortunately, I’m still testing positive. I’m quarantined. My health is good, which is good news. I’ve had symptoms, but I’m okay, and I will be okay. But until I finish my quarantine and test’s negative, I’m stuck in these four walls. I can’t risk it for my band and my crew; they’re all doing fine.”

He also added:

“That being said, woe is me — move on. The shows are still gonna happen. Our good friend Dustin Steinke — I remember him from a wonderful band called Sixx:A.M. — he’s gonna be filling in for me. And he’s gonna kick ass, and the band’s gonna kick ass. And I’m happy that the shows can continue on. And as soon as I’m healthy and able, I’ll get back out there. So that’s the news, folks. Till next time.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Joey Jordison (Ex-Slipknot)

As previously reported, Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot) has sadly passed away at the age of 46. A number of musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer. You can see some of their posts below:



Wednesday 13 (Murderdolls):

Kyle Konkiel (Vimic, Bad Wolves)

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Papa Roach:

Matt Heafy (Trivium):

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides):

Michael Amott (Arch Enemy):

Mark Hunter (Chimaira):

The Agonist:


Rob Zombie:

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.):

Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

Scott Ian (Anthrax):

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down):

Daron Malakian (System Of A Down):

Gary Holt (Exodus):



Brian Fair (Shadows Fall):

Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction):


Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer):

Ben Thatcher (Royal Blood):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater):

Richard Shaw (Cradle Of Filth):

Al Jourgensen (Ministry):