This summer, rock fans across the country should prepare to be rocked hard when the Godsmack/Shinedown co-headlining summer tour hits more than 30 cities. Produced by Live Nation, the six-week outdoor amphitheater tour kicks off at DTE Energy Music Theatre on Sunday, July 22 at 7 p.m. These dates come as both multi-platinum groups are set to release new albums: Godsmack’s When Legends Rise (April 27 via BMG) and Shinedown’s Attention Attention (May 4 via Atlantic Records). The local date is presented by 101 WRIF with special guest Like A Storm.
“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,” Sully Erna of Godsmack says. “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!” Adds the singer, songwriter and guitarist: “We’re preparing ourselves to be on the top of our game!”
The tour will feature two support acts handpicked by Godsmack and Shinedown. Like A Storm will open the first half of the tour. 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 their new album Catacombs and a single is eminent.
When Legends Rise, Godsmack’s first album in four years, is due out April 27 via BMG and marks their debut on the label. The new album comes 20 years after the release of their debut album and 20 million album sales later, Godsmack are an even stronger animal than before. The album’s newly released single, “Bulletproof,” shows the band–Sully Erna [vocals, guitar], Tony Rombola [guitar], Robbie Merrill [bass] and Shannon Larkin [drums]–doubling down on their combination of tightly wound riffs, rhythmic fury, naked emotions and pushed-to-the-edge vocals, all fired up with melodic precision and tight songcraft.
Featuring: Like A Storm
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