NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – July 30, 2012) – Atlantic recording group Shinedown continues to make rock radio history as their latest single, “Unity,” ascends to the #1 at Active Rock radio outlets nationwide. The track’s phenomenal success marks the sixteenth chart-topper of the multiplatinum band’s illustrious career and eighth consecutive #1 at the format.
“Unity” follows hot on the heels of the #1 smash, “Bully,” both of which are featured on the record-setting rock band’s explosive new album, “AMARYLLIS.” Released this past March, the collection debuted atop Billboard’s “Rock Albums” chart and at #4 overall on the Billboard 200 — Shinedown’s biggest chart debut thus far — with over 105,000 units sold its first week out.
The recent premiere of the official music video for “Unity” (http://youtu.be/_gVdi6sizeY) was followed by a special acoustic performance of the song on TBS’ Conan, which can be viewed now at http://teamcoco.com/video/shinedown-unity. In addition, the band has just unveiled a provocative new companion video heralding their next single, “Enemies” (http://youtu.be/OoHGZFyMCHU). Both clips are streaming at Shinedown TV, the band’s official YouTube channel.
Shinedown is currently trekking across North America on a major headline tour, with dates continuing through early August. The band will return to the road just two short weeks later, this time as headliners on the hugely anticipated Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. The third annual rock extravaganza — which boasts a main stage line-up that also includes Godsmack, Papa Roach, and Atlantic’s own Staind — gets underway on Friday, August 17th at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, Kansas, and then continues through September (see attached itinerary). For up-to-the-minute details and ticket information, please visit http://www.shinedown.com/tour or http://www.rockstaruproar.com.
Shinedown is indisputably one of the most successful rock bands of the past 10 years, enjoying an unparalleled streak of hits. The band’s unprecedented ascendancy over multi-format rock radio commenced with their RIAA platinum certified 2003 debut “LEAVE A WHISPER” and its gold certified 2005 follow-up, “US AND THEM.” Together, both albums yielded seven consecutive top 5 radio hits, including the #1 blockbuster, “Save Me.” Released in 2008, “THE SOUND OF MADNESS” proved Shinedown’s mainstream breakthrough, debuting at #8 on the Billboard 200 before spending 120 consecutive weeks on the chart. The album made rock history, with each of its six singles reaching #1 on the airplay rankings, including the double-platinum certified crossover smash, “Second Chance,” which also went to #1 on the Hot AC chart and top 3 at Top 40. Shinedown’s numerous national television appearances include performances on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Today Show , CBS’ The Early Show, among others. In 2009, the band received an American Music Award nomination for “Best Alternative Rock Band.”
Shinedown is: Brent Smith (vocals), Barry Kerch (drums), Zach Myers (guitars), and Eric Bass (bass).
For further news and information, please visit http://www.shinedown.com.
(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)
ON TOUR 2012
8/17-9/30 w/Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival
28 Missoula, MT Adam’s Event Center
30 Billings, MT Shrine Auditorium
31 Casper, WY Casper Events Center
2 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Civic Center
3 Sioux Falls, SD Sioux Empire Fair
4 Sturgis, SD Buffalo Chip
17 Bonner Springs, KS Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
18 Little Rock, AR Arkansas State Fairgrounds (KDJE
19 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
21 Grand Rapids, MI Rock The Rapids (Downtown)
22 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
24 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
25 Syracuse, NY NY State Fairgrounds
26 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
28 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
29 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
31 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
1 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
2 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
5 Simpsonville, SC Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
7 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
8 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
9 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
11 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at
12 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
13 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
15 The Woodlands, TX Woodlands Pavilion
16 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
18 Englewood, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheater
19 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
21 Post Falls, ID Greyhound Park and Events Center
22 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
23 Ridgefield, WA Sleep Country Amphitheater
25 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheater
29 Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
30 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Presents: The
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