Dates: 3 April – 9 May 2023
Location BOK CenterTulsa, OK, US
Line-up: ShinedownThree Days GraceFrom Ashes to New

Shinedown, led by frontman Brent Smith, will embark on a spring 2023 US tour to promote their latest album, “Planet Zero,” released in 2022. Joining them on the “Revolutions Live Tour” will be Three Days Grace and From Ashes to New. The tour begins on April 3 in Saginaw, Michigan, and will conclude on May 9 in Portland, Oregon. Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Friday (Jan. 27), with a pre-sale starting on Wednesday (Jan. 25) using the code SOUND. Fans can also purchase tickets through StubHub. Shinedown recently broke the record for the most No.1 songs at Mainstream Rock radio with “Daylight,” the 18th song to achieve this milestone, from their latest album “Planet Zero.” The band also released a new music video for their song “Dead Don’t Die.” Fans can check out the tour dates and watch the video below. Shinedown guitarist Zach Myers was recently interviewed by Audio Ink Radio.

Shinedown 2023 US Tour Dates with Three Days Grace and From Ashes to New:

Shinedown 2023 US Tour Dates with Three Days Grace and From Ashes to New

04/03 – Saginaw, MI @ The Dow Event Center
04/04 – Cincinnati, OH @ Heritage Bank Center
04/07 – Bridgeport, CT @ Total Mortgage Arena
04/08 – State College, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center
04/10 – Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Mohegan Sun Arena
04/12 – Huntington, WV @ Mountain Health Arena
04/14 – Jacksonville, Fl @ Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena
04/15 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
04/17 – Savannah, GA @ Enmarket Arena
04/19 – Huntsville, AL @ Von Braun Center
04/21 – Memphis, TN @ FedExForum
04/22 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Raising Cane’s River Center
04/24 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
04/25 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
04/27 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
04/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
04/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
05/03 – Bozeman, MT @ Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
05/06 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
05/07 – Everett, WA @ Angel of the Winds Arena
05/09 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center

SHINEDOWN Histoty

Shinedown 2023 US Tour Dates with Three Days Grace and From Ashes to New

In early 2007, Shinedown’s frontman Brent Smith had a conversation with producer Rob Cavallo about the band’s new album. When asked about his goals for the album, Smith immediately expressed his desire to create a record that would be remembered long after he and the band members had passed away. This motivation was what drove the creation of their third album, THE SOUND OF MADNESS, but it also contributed to the extended time it took to complete.

THE SOUND OF MADNESS is a bold effort from the Florida rockers, offering an unflinching look into the human psyche while delivering a fierce musical attack. Despite quieter moments, the album vibrates with the passion, energy, and focus of a band with lofty ideals and limitless ambition. Shinedown had the daunting task of following up two massively successful albums that yielded seven consecutive top five rock and alternative radio hits, including “Fly From the Inside,” “45,” “Save Me,” and a cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man.” However, the band rose to the challenge and delivered an album that showcases their growth and a clearer vision for how they wanted to impact their audience.

“Lyrically, these songs are the most blunt that I’ve ever written,” says Smith, who formed Shinedown with drummer Barry Kerch in 2001 in Jacksonville, Fla. “I feel that on this record I wrote what a lot of people want to say, but they just don’t know how to say it — not that I should tell anyone how to live their lives, but I’ve had these experiences and these thoughts that are in my head. And I can’t believe I’m the only one who feels the way I do. So I just tried to express that in the most artistic and the most honest way I possibly could.”

Shinedown’s third album, THE SOUND OF MADNESS, is a bold and ambitious effort, with frontman Brent Smith expressing his deepest thoughts and ideas in ways the band had never done before. While songs like “Devour,” “Cry For Help,” “Sin With a Grin,” and the title track showcase the group’s hard rock prowess, other tracks like “The Crow and the Butterfly,” “Breaking Inside,” and “Second Chance” incorporate more emotional dynamics, including a 20-piece string section.

“A long time ago I said, ‘I’ll never write a love song. I’m not that guy,’ “Smith recalls with a laugh. “I just never had a reason to write a love song before. But this song was written the day that I found out that I was going to be a father. My son has given me a whole different perspective on things, especially love.”

The album also features Shinedown’s first-ever political song, “Devour,” which was inspired by the band’s visits to troops in Iraq and Smith’s feelings about the end of George W. Bush’s presidency.

“I won’t lie; I got really angry,” Smith explains about the first single. “This is my statement to him; ‘This is the end of your presidency, and this is what you have to show for it’ — Not that everything he did was bad or wrong. I don’t want to get too political, because I’m not a political person. But after coming back from Iraq, I just had to write that song and get it out of my system.”

The album contains both autobiographical and observational tracks, with insights gleaned from the band’s many shows and millions of road miles. Smith’s songwriting and expression are complemented by producer Rob Cavallo’s expertise and patience, as well as the band’s revamped lineup, which includes Eric Bass on bass and former touring guitarist Zach Myers as a permanent member.

“In the seven years of this thing called Shinedown,” Smith says, “I’ve seen a lot of different things – what we’ve all gone through on the road, things in our personal lives or witnessed firsthand through the fans that we’ve made and the relationships we’ve built with our audience. I think the biggest thing was I didn’t want to sugarcoat the way life can be sometimes. This is my viewpoint. This is my view of every day life.”

The album’s layered sound is achieved through the use of unique sounds and different guitar tones, as well as incorporating synthesizers and strings. Smith and the band wanted the album to be loud and heavy, with a grandiose feel. They recorded 15 songs in total, including some that were written in the studio during the recording process.

“We wanted to come out of the gate crushing,” the drummer explains. “We really wanted to make a statement with this record and make it bigger than life — a big rock album that made a statement that, ‘Alright, we’re back. This is our third record, and this is what we’re about.”

“I was just taken with (Smith),” Cavallo says. “He was really just on fire to do well. He’s a guy driven to win. He wants to make the best record he can make and spent a lot of time writing …making sure it all mattered.”

“I thought they definitely had a greater potential than the success they’d already achieved,” he explains. There’s no reason a guy with that voice and intensity shouldn’t be able to go all the way. We decided to make sure that the songs had that potential.”

“All of a sudden it started growing into this other thing,” Smith says. “These guys are brilliant, brilliant players. It’s a reinvention, and it’s stronger.”

Shinedown plans to take this “new reincarnation” of the band on the road to promote THE SOUND OF MADNESS worldwide. The album is a source of pride for the band, and its growing international fan base will undoubtedly lead to an even further evolution in which the record that “needed” to be made will need to be heard in a live setting.

“I sometimes look at Shinedown as an entity unto itself,” Smith says. “It keeps evolving all the time, like it actually has a heartbeat. It’s not a machine; there’s actually blood flowing through it. From the time we came up with the name, it’s felt like it’s conducting us and flowing through us. It’s weird — but it’s pretty wonderful, too.”

THREE DAYS GRACE

Shinedown To Embark On The Revolutions Live Tour WITH THREE DAYS GRACE AND FROM ASHES TO NEW

Life is a series of ups and downs, with moments of calm transitioning into chaos before returning to stillness. Three Days Grace is a band that embodies this cyclical nature in their music. The Ontario-based quartet, consisting of Matt Walst on lead vocals, Barry Stock on lead guitar, Brad Walst on bass, and Neil Sanderson on drums, percussion, keyboards, and programming, masterfully balances intense emotions through a blend of hard rock anthems and contemplative ballads. With billions of streams, millions of album sales, and sold-out shows around the world, the band has achieved unprecedented success, boasting 17 #1 entries on the Mediabase Active Rock Chart and sharing the record for “Most #1 singles on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs Chart” with 16. However, their seventh album, Explosions, released in 2022 under RCA Records, propels them to new heights.

“It’s a lullaby to soothe another person amidst chaos,” Neil states. “Life is short, and you have to appreciate it. We’ve been doing this for over 20 years, and we want to keep doing it. It’s not always easy, but we’re a family, and we’ve built this thing together.”

During 2020 and 2021, Three Days Grace meticulously crafted their seventh album, Explosions, in Canada. The band initially held virtual meetings via ZOOM before gradually transitioning to in-person sessions at Jukasa Studios and Neil’s home studio as restrictions lifted. Matt frequently traveled on his snowmobile to collaborate with Neil. Additionally, the band welcomed producer Howard Benson (known for his work with My Chemical Romance, Adam Lambert, and Santana) to the sessions, who participated through a life-sized screen. Moreover, the album features mixing by Dan Lancaster (known for his work with Bring Me The Horizon and Muse), which adds a new dimension to their sound.

Explosions marks a new chapter for Three Days Grace, one defined by growth and experimentation. The band members pushed themselves to new heights, allowing for new sounds and emotions to emerge from their music. As a result, Explosions is a powerful and dynamic album that showcases the band’s evolution and artistry.

“We’ve always been a band that evolves,” Brad notes. “We’re not a one-trick pony. We’re always trying to push ourselves, and that’s what makes it exciting for us and our fans.”

“We don’t want to make the same record over and over again,” Barry adds. “We want to challenge ourselves and our listeners. Explosions is a new step forward for us, and we’re excited to see where it takes us.”

With Explosions, Three Days Grace continues to explore the ebbs and flows of life, capturing the highs and lows of the human experience in their music. As they push themselves to new heights, the band remains a powerful force in rock music, inspiring and connecting with fans around the world.

FROM ASHES TO NEW

From Ashes to New founder and frontman, Matt Brandyberry, hails from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a post-industrial working-class town with limited opportunities for its youth. However, Matt’s passion for music began at a young age, starting with writing hip-hop rhymes in junior high and progressing to learning piano and guitar. Despite being told by others that he would fail and never succeed, Matt pursued music with unwavering determination.

Initially, Matt focused on rap but struggled to gain traction. He also made poor choices and fell into a bad crowd, which further hindered his progress. However, he eventually found a stable job as a cable TV installer, which allowed him to pursue music during his off-hours. He joined local rock bands but found his creative contributions limited.

Despite making good money at his 9 to 5 job, Matt felt unfulfilled creatively and was discouraged by the negativity around him. But he realized that he had the power to overcome the naysayers and push forward with his own vision. He used money from a workers compensation settlement to invest in From Ashes to New, a rock band with a unique perspective that spoke of redemption, liberation, and personal salvation.

The band faced another setback when several members left after signing with Better Noise Records, but this allowed for a tighter unit to evolve, with guitarist Lance Dowdle joining and adding his passion and energy. The band’s breakthrough single, “Through It All,” launched them onto the radio and opened up touring opportunities.

From Ashes to New’s music is raw, genuine, and relatable, with a message of positive inspiration for those who feel stuck in a life of mediocrity. Matt believes that one can only be “regular” if they make themselves so and encourages fans to believe in themselves before anyone else can.

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