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Godsmack's Sully Erna Establishes The 'Scars' Foundation As Band Returns To The Road In US

Godsmack's Sully Erna Establishes The 'Scars' Foundation As Band Returns To The Road In US

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) SULLY ERNA of GODSMACK has announced the creation of The Scars Foundation to support ongoing mental health struggles facing so many. The foundation's mission statement is as follows:

The Scars Foundation has been established by Sully Erna and the rock band Godsmack to help raise awareness of the mental health issues that so many are faced with today.
With the rise of suicides, bullying, addiction, abuse and so many other challenges, The Scars Foundation is dedicated to providing resources and tools to educate and empower people on a global level that struggle with these burdens.

"Scars come in all forms," SULLY explains about the foundation. "They are physical and emotional. They're traumatizing and make us fear what people may think of us. But we are ALL imperfect in some way. That's what makes us perfect and unique! EVERYONE has something that makes him or her insecure or embarrassed. But instead of hiding them or internalizing them, own them and show them off to the world! Let them empower you so you can be a voice for everyone who can't be. If we ALL wear our scars loudly and proudly, others will follow."

"Under Your Scars"is the latest single from the band's current album, WHEN LEGENDS RISE. The song was the #1 most added at radio last week (April 2). Every donation to The Scars Foundation will include a download of the band's "Under Your Scars" single.
"Under Your Scars" follows "When Legends Rise," the second #1 from the album, and last year's #1 "Bulletproof," which was nominated for "Rock Song of the Year" for the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards and was also the most-played song at rock radio in 2018.

WHEN LEGENDS RISE marks the band's seventh studio album and their first in four years. The critically acclaimed 11-song collection entered the Billboard Top 200 album chart in the top ten (#8), with four #1 placements on other charts: Top Rock Albums, Top Hard Music Albums, Top Independent Albums and Top Alternative Albums. WHEN LEGENDS RISE is available on CD, LP and Digital; purchase or stream it here. The album finds the guys doubling down on their combination of tightly wound riffs, rhythmic fury, naked emotions and pushed-to-the-edge vocals, all fired up with melodic precision and tight songcraft.

Next month, GODSMACK—Sully Erna [vocals, guitar], Tony Rombola [guitar], Robbie Merrill [bass], and Shannon Larkin [drums]-return to the road in the U.S. where they'll headline a run of shows with special guests VOLBEAT, along with some co-headlining shows with them in Canada. The band have added nine additional shows to the previously announced shows, including a July 23 stop at the Beacon Theatre in New York. Tickets for the previously announced shows are on sale now. Presales (including a VIP and fan club pre-sale) for the additional shows begin Tuesday, April 9 at 10:00 AM-Thursday, April 11 at 10:00 PM (all times are local). Tickets go on sale Friday, April 12 at 10:00 AM (local time).

GODSMACK and VOLBEAT's North American dates are as follows:
**Sat 4/6 Scottsdale, AZ Westworld
*Tue 4/9 San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum
*Wed 4/10 Beaumont, TX Ford Pavilion
*Thu 4/11 New Orleans, LA The Fillmore New Orleans- Music Hall
**Sat 4/13 Orlando, FL Central Florida Fairgrounds
**Sun 4/14 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
Tue 4/16 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Thu 4/18 Evansville, IN Ford Center - Evansville
Fri 4/19 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Sat 4/20 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum
Mon 4/22 Minneapolis, MN Armory
Tue 4/23 Omaha, NE Baxter Arena
Fri 4/26 Abbotsford, BC Abbostford Centre
Sat 4/27 Penticton, BC South Okanagan Event Centre
Mon 4/29 Medicine Hat, AB Canalta Centre
Tue 4/30 Calgary, AB Grey Eagle Resort & Casino -
Grey Eagle Event Centre
Thu 5/2 Dawson Creek, BC EnCana Events Centre
Fri 5/3 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
Sun 5/5 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre
Mon 5/6 Winnipeg, MB Bell MTS Place
Thu 5/9 London, ON Budweiser Gardens
Fri 5/10 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
Sat 5/11 Quebec, QC Videotron Centre
^Fri 7/12 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
**Sat 7/13 Mansfield, OH Inkcarceration Festival
^Sun 7/14 Baltimore, MD MECU Pavilion
^Tue 7/16 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
^Wed 7/17 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater
^Fri 7/19 Portsmouth, VA Union Bank & Trust Pavilion
^Sat 7/20 Atlantic City, NJ Ocean Resort Casino - Ovation Hall
^Sun 7/21 Glenn Falls, NY Cool Insuring Arena
^Tue 7/23 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Fri 7/26 Montville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
**Sat 7/27 Montreal, QC Heavy Montreal
**Sun 7/28 Bangor, ME Impact Music Festival
**Sun 8/4 Sturgis, SD Buffalo Chip Campground
Fri 8/9 Bethlehem, PA Musikfest
^**Sat 9/28 Louisville, KY Louder Than Life Music Festival
*Godsmack solo date
**Godsmack festival appearance
^Indicates new date.

Godsmack stand strong as 21st century hard rock titans. With an unbreakable spirit and diehard work ethic evocative of their hometown, the Boston quartet fought hard to secure a place in music history since first smashing their way on to the scene in 1998. To date, they've notched a staggering ten #1 singles at mainstream rock radio, including "Awake," "Straight Out of Line," "Cryin' Like A Bitch," and "I Stand Alone." Moreover, they've enjoyed 24 Top 10 hits at the format-the most of any act since February 1999-as well as four Grammy nominations, and were winners of The Billboard Music Awards Rock Artists of the Year in 2001. Selling over 20 million records worldwide, the band has also unleashed three consecutive albums at #1 on the Billboard Top 200-namely Faceless [2003], IV [2006], and The Oracle [2010]. This places them in league with Van Halen, U2, Metallica, Dave Matthews Band, and Linkin Park who have also enjoyed the same streak. Moreover, the accomplishment on the road remains staggering with headlining sets around the world. They still stand alone.






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