Shinedown is finally coming back to SoCal, and they are coming to town with a new album under their belt. It’s and their long-awaited Planet Zero Tour, and it will land at Honda Center this weekend.
Recorded during the lockdowns, “Planet Zero” was released this summer and topped the Billboard charts. The title track also topped the charts, proving Shinedown remains a sonic force.
Hailing from Jacksonville, Florida, Shinedown can boast sold-out headline gigs worldwide, numerous festival headlining sets, seven studio albums, and chart topping hits such as “Save Me,” “Bully,” “Cut the Cord,” “State of My Head,” and “Devil.”
Shinedown’s music, while complex and diverse, reflects the relationship Brent Smith has with his audience, and shows sometimes uncomfortable is necessary. Smith tells American Song Writer, “You’ve got to get uncomfortable. If you stay in the same systematic ideology or just do the same thing over and over and over again – what’s the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over again and expecting a different outcome?”
At the beginning of the COVID pandemic, Shinedown released “Atlas Falls,” a song originally recorded for their 2012 album “Amaryllis,” to raise money for Direct Relief to provide equipment for frontline workers. The band donated $20,000 themselves and raised more than $70,000 in the first 36 hours; by May, that had grown to over $300,000.
Unfortunately, also due to the pandemic, Shinedown had to postpone their 2020 summer Deep Dive tour, but now, Brent Smith (vocals), Barry Kerch (drums), Zack Myers (guitar), and Eric Bass (bass) are ready to hit the road for the most successful Shinedown tour yet.
Catch a great show this Saturday night at Honda Center with Shinedown and support from Jelly Roll and John Harvie.