MULTIPLATINUM ROCK BAND SET FOR INNOVATIVE APPEARANCES
ON TBSĂ˘€™ CONAN AND LOUDWIRE.COM;
Ă˘€śUNITYĂ˘€ť VIDEO PREMIERES ON THE iTUNES STORE
AS SINGLE ASCENDS AT ROCK RADIO NATIONWIDE;
EPIC TOURING SCHEDULE INCLUDES HEADLINE ROLE
ON ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK UPROAR FESTIVAL
Atlantic recording group Shinedown is set to kick off the summer with a wide range of activities, including TV appearances, cross-country touring, and much more. The jam-packed schedule follows the recent arrival of the history-making rock bandĂ˘€™s explosive new album, Ă˘€śAMARYLLIS,Ă˘€ť which debuted atop BillboardĂ˘€™s Ă˘€śRock AlbumsĂ˘€ť chart and at #4 overall on the Billboard 200 - the multi-platinum group's biggest chart debut thus far - with over 105,000 units sold upon its March release.
Tuesday, June 19th, will see Shinedown teaming up with Loudwire.com for an unprecedented and exclusive Twitter interview session starting at 4pm ET. Fans are invited to interact with the Q&A by commenting in real time as the band fields questions from the Loudwire staff. For complete details, please see @Loudwire on Twitter or www.loudwire.com.
Shinedown will then hit TBSĂ˘€™ Conan for a truly special acoustic performance of their current hit single, Ă˘€śUnity.Ă˘€ť Slated for Wednesday, June 20th, the appearance will see the band and Team Coco joining forces to create an undeniably unique viewing experience. Fans at home will be able to participate in a Twitter scavenger hunt by locating key hashtags throughout the telecast. Among the exciting prizes on offer will be VIP tickets to ShinedownĂ˘€™s upcoming tour as well as an exclusive phone call from frontman Brent Smith.
The week will also see the eagerly awaited premiere of ShinedownĂ˘€™s new companion video clip for Ă˘€śUnity,Ă˘€ť set to hit the iTunes Store on Tuesday, June 19th. Also available Ă˘€śAMARYLLISĂ˘€ť and its companion piece, For Your Sake: Inside the Making of ShinedownĂ˘€™s Amaryllis, the innovative, interactive Multi-Touch book documenting the creation of the acclaimed new album. For details, please visit www.iTunes.com.
As if all that werenĂ˘€™t enough, Shinedown has also unveiled plans to headline this summerĂ˘€™s hugely anticipated Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. The third annual hard rock extravaganza Ă˘€“ which boasts a main stage line-up that also includes Godsmack, Papa Roach, and AtlanticĂ˘€™s own Staind Ă˘€“ 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, please see www.rockstaruproar.com.
In the meantime, Shinedown is set to rock their own North American headline tour, with dates kicking off Friday, June 29th at KnoxvilleĂ˘€™s Tennessee Theatre and then continuing through early August. Full details and ticket information can be found at www.shinedown.com/tour.
Ă˘€śUnity,Ă˘€ť the latest single from Ă˘€śAMARYLLIS,Ă˘€ť is shaping up as another massive rock radio smash for Shinedown. Currently ascending the top 10 at Rock radio outlets nationwide, the track follows the #1 success of the albumĂ˘€™s first single, Ă˘€śBully,Ă˘€ť which marked the bandĂ˘€™s 7th consecutive chart-topper at the format. Companion videos for both singles are streaming at ShinedownTV, the bandĂ˘€™s official YouTube channel (located at www.youtube.com/ShinedownTV).
Shinedown is indisputably one of the most successful rock bands of the past 10 years, enjoying an unparalleled streak of hits. The bandĂ˘€™s unprecedented ascendancy over multi-format rock radio commenced with their RIAA platinum certified 2003 debut Ă˘€śLEAVE A WHISPERĂ˘€ť and its gold certified 2005 follow-up, Ă˘€śUS AND THEM.Ă˘€ť Together, both albums yielded seven consecutive top 5 radio hits, including the #1 blockbuster, Ă˘€śSave Me.Ă˘€ť Released in 2008, Ă˘€śTHE SOUND OF MADNESSĂ˘€ť proved ShinedownĂ˘€™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, Ă˘€śSecond Chance,Ă˘€ť which also went to #1 on the Hot AC chart and top 3 at Top 40. ShinedownĂ˘€™s numerous national television appearances include performances on ABCĂ˘€™s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NBCĂ˘€™s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Today Show, CBSĂ˘€™ The Early Show, among others. In 2009, the band received an American Music Award nomination for Ă˘€śBest Alternative Rock Band.Ă˘€ť
Shinedown is: Brent Smith (vocals), Barry Kerch (drums), Zach Myers (guitars), and Eric Bass (bass).