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Shinedown Ready To Rock Summer 2012!
June 19 2012

SHINEDOWN READY TO ROCK SUMMER 2012;

MULTIPLATINUM ROCK BAND SET FOR INNOVATIVE APPEARANCES

ON TBS’ CONAN AND LOUDWIRE.COM;

“UNITY” 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 band’s explosive new album, “AMARYLLIS,” which debuted atop Billboard’s “Rock Albums” 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 TBS’ Conan for a truly special acoustic performance of their current hit single, “Unity.” 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 Shinedown’s upcoming tour as well as an exclusive phone call from frontman Brent Smith.

The week will also see the eagerly awaited premiere of Shinedown’s new companion video clip for “Unity,” set to hit the iTunes Store on Tuesday, June 19th. Also available “AMARYLLIS” and its companion piece, For Your Sake: Inside the Making of Shinedown’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 weren’t enough, Shinedown has also unveiled plans to headline this summer’s hugely anticipated Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. The third annual hard 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, 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 Knoxville’s Tennessee Theatre and then continuing through early August. Full details and ticket information can be found at www.shinedown.com/tour.

“Unity,” the latest single from “AMARYLLIS,” 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 album’s first single, “Bully,” which marked the band’s 7th consecutive chart-topper at the format. Companion videos for both singles are streaming at ShinedownTV, the band’s official YouTube channel (located at www.youtube.com/ShinedownTV).

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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 www.shinedown.com.




SHINEDOWN

ON TOUR 2012



8/17-9/30 w/Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival






JUNE

29 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre

30 N. Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues



JULY

1 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues

3 Wallingford, CT Oakdale Theatre

5 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront Pavilion

6 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena

8 Montreal, QC Club Soda

9 Ottawa, ON Ottawa Blues Fest

10 Toronto, ON Kool Haus


12 Oshkosh, WI Ford Festival Park

13 Fargo, ND The Venue

14 Kearney, NE Viaero Event Center

16 Evansville, IN Victory Theater

17 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion

19 Cadott, WI Chippewa Valley Rock Fest

21 Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle

23 Winnipeg, MB The Burton Cummings Theatre

24 Saskatoon, SK Odeon

26 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Center

27 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall


28 Missoula, MT Adam’s Event Center

30 Billings, MT Shrine Auditorium

31 Casper, WY Casper Events Center



AUGUST

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 Radio Show)

19 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

21 Grand Rapids, MI Rock The Rapids (Downtown)

22 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

24 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

25 Syracuse, NY TBA

26 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center

28 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain

29 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

31 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion



SEPTEMBER

1 Saratoga, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center

2 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live

5 Simpsonville, SC Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park

7 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

8 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center

9 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center

11 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek

12 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

13 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre

15 Houston, TX Woodlands Pavilion

16 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion

18 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheater

19 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre

21 Spokane, WA Greyhound Park and Events Center

22 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre

23 Portland, OR Sleep Country Amphitheater

25 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheater

29 Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion

30 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion
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