Hard rock crew Shinedown spent much of 2008 on tour, and 2009 is starting out no differently. After completing a European jaunt on the books for January and early February, the quartet will head back to the States for a new round of dates.
The upcoming 19-date run includes stops on March 3 at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC, March 10 at Bogart’s in Cincinnati, OH, and March 18 at the Bismarck Civic Center in Bismarck, ND. Presales for the U.S. tour began January 12 and require membership in the Shinedown Nation fan club.
Shinedown is continuing to support the June 2008 release “The Sound of Madness,” which was the third studio album for the group. The album hit No. 8 on the Billboard 200, an improvement over the No. 23 peak for 2005’s “Us and Them” and the No. 53 peak for 2004’s “Leave a Whisper.”
The group began supporting “Madness” with a summer tour, and subsequently accompanied a number of bands on North American and international treks. Most recently, the group completed two fall runs with Avenged Sevenfold and Buckcherry, as well as a brief European outing with Disturbed.
However, the band’s lineup shifted when lead guitarist Nick Perri departed after the final 2008 performance on December 18 at The Machine Shop in Flint, MI. Shinedown confirmed that member Zach Myers would take over as sole guitarist of the group. Myers previously held positions within the group as touring guitarist, bassist and rhythm guitarist.
“I’d like to thank Nick for touring with us over the past year and I wish Nick the best in his future endeavors,” vocalist Brent Smith said in a statement on the band’s Web site, continuing, “Zach is one of the most phenomenal guitarists I know. We’re looking forward to all the upcoming touring we’ll be doing in the New Year.”
(Dates are subject to change.)
|February 23||Lafayette, LA||Parc International|
|February 25||Charleston, SC||The Music Farm|
|February 27||Jacksonville, NC||Hooligans|
|February 28||Raleigh, NC||Lincoln Theatre|
|March 2||Columbia, SC||Club Level|
|March 3||Asheville, NC||The Orange Peel|
|March 5||Jim Thorpe, PA||Penn’s Peak|
|March 6||Clifton Park, NY||Northern Lights|
|March 7||Rochester, NY||Main Street Armory|
|March 9||Cleveland, OH||House of Blues|
|March 10||Cincinnati, OH||Bogart’s|
|March 11||Mokena, IL||The Pearl Room|
|March 14||Rolla, MO||Gale Bullman Building|
|March 15||Kearney, NE||First Tier Event Center|
|March 17||Sioux Falls, SD||Ramkota Exhibit Hall|
|March 18||Bismarck, ND||Bismarck Civic Center|
|March 20||Rochester, MN||Mayo Civic Center|
|March 21||Kenosha, WI||Brat Shop|
|March 23||Youngstown, OH||Wedgewood Entertainment Center|