NEW YORK, NY (Atlantic Records) - Atlantic recording group Shinedown
returns to the road next week for a new series of live dates in support of their latest album, "US AND THEM." The Equinox
tour, co-headlined by Trapt, is the follow-up to this winter's sold-out SnoCore tour with Seether.
The Jacksonville-based band will kick off the trek on April 19th in Johnstown, PA at the UPJ Sports Arena (see attached itinerary). The dates will continue across the country through a May 24th show at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. Support for the tour includes new Atlantic artists Halestorm and Mercy Fall.
"Save Me," the first single from "US AND THEM," was a certified smash at radio, going No 1 across all rock formats. The album's second single, "I Dare You," has already hit the top 5 on both the mainstream and active rock charts and has bulleted into the top 20 on the alternative chart. "I Dare You" was also the featured song for WWE's "Wrestlemania 22" and Shinedown will be performing the song live on the "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (CBS) on Friday, April 14th. The band previously appeared as the musical guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (ABC) back in October and will follow up the "Late Late Show" with a performance on "CD USA" (DirecTV) on April 16th.
With their Atlantic debut, "LEAVE A WHISPER," Shinedown established themselves as a major new force in modern rock 'n' roll. The album featured a trio of top 5 rock radio smashes: "Fly From The Inside," "45," and "Simple Man." Certified RIAA platinum certified for sales exceeding one million, "LEAVE A WHISPER" held the No 1 spot on SoundScan's "Alternative New Artists" chart, while also reaching the Top 5 on Billboard's "Heatseekers" ranking of new and developing artists.
Shinedown followed the album's release with nearly two years of non-stop touring, earning a reputation as one of today's most compelling live outfits. The band headlined shows across the country, in addition to tours alongside such names as Van Halen, 3 Doors Down, Tantric, and others.
Shinedown is: Brent Smith - vocals; Jasin Todd - guitars; Brad Stewart - bass; Barry Kerch - drums. For more information on the band, please visit www.shinedown.com.
2006 EQUINOX TOUR
19 Johnstown, PA Sports Center/University of Pittsburgh
20 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
21 Columbia, SC 3 Rivers Music Festival
22 Richmond, VA Classic Amphitheatre *(WRXL Radio Show)
24 Baltimore, MD Ram's Head Live
25 Raleigh, NC Disco Rodeo
26 Athens, GA Georgia Theater
28 Estero, FL Germain Arena *(WJBX Radio Show)
29 Zephyr Hills, FL Festival Park *(WXTB Radio Show)
30 Orlando, FL Tinker Field *(WJRR Radio Show)
2 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
3 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre
5 Columbia, MO The Blue Note
7 Memphis, TN Tom Lee Park
9 Sioux Falls, SD Ramkota Exhibit Hall
11 Fargo, ND Civic Auditorium
13 Billings, MT 12th Planet
14 Great Falls, MT Expo Park
16 Spokane, WA The Big Easy
17 Seattle, WA Showbox Theater
18 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
22 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
23 San Diego, CA House of Blues
24 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues