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Shinedown Releases New Single 'Planet Zero' & Announces April Album

The new album will be released on April 22.

Shinedown Releases New Single 'Planet Zero' & Announces April Album

Multi-platinum rock band Shinedown have released their lead single "Planet Zero," the title track from their newly announced seventh studio album out April 22 on Atlantic Records.

Planet Zero serves up an incisive look at the issues at hand: cancel culture run rampant, the corrosive effects of social media on mental health and society, and the increasingly toxic division among those of differing ideologies. Featuring Shinedown's explosive yet artfully crafted sound and urgent lyrics, single "Planet Zero" rings the alarm on a dystopian warning of the dangerous consequences to come when it all goes too far, and we begin to lose our respect for those with differing opinions and our compassion for one another.

Pre-order Planet Zero here. Each pre-order includes an instant download of "Planet Zero." Check out the first editorial interview about the album with front man Brent Smith and bassist and producer Eric Bass for Billboard.

Says Brent, "If we shut each other down and allow ourselves to be divided by the information we consume and the way we talk to each other, we lose our humanity. When you look outside of your phone, you'll see there are so many people doing good things and trying to take care of each other. But we're starting to see parts of society slip into an unknown. Planet Zero was written for all of us. The fact is that we're all here on this planet no matter what, so it's time to actually move forward together with empathy, perseverance and strength. With that said....welcome to PLANET ZERO."

Over the last two decades, Shinedown have cemented their status as one of the most vital and forward-thinking powerhouses in modern rock. Their most ambitious and masterfully realized work to date, Planet Zero is a high-concept, ultra-vivid, viscerally charged saga. A critical yet optimistic look at the fractures and frays of a society that has undergone many challenges in the last few years, the album is part social commentary and part in-depth exploration of the human psyche.

Produced by Shinedown's Eric Bass (who also produced the band's 2018 acclaimed album ATTENTION ATTENTION,) and recorded at Bass' newly built Big Animal Studio in South Carolina, Planet Zero matches its immersive world-building and takedown of authoritarianism with a deliberately unvarnished sound, and the album is spliced with interludes featuring Cyren, an insidious and unsettling robot character that appears throughout the Planet Zero journey.

While a raw ferocity fuels much of Planet Zero on tracks like "The Saints of Violence and Innuendo," "No Sleep Tonight," and "America Burning," there is also hope, triumph, and reminders that we all need one another on songs like "Daylight," "Dysfunctional You," and "A Symptom of Being Human."

After all, it is the band's impassioned striving for unity that has long been at the heart of their creative output and deeply informed the making of Planet Zero. Not only a driving force for their songwriting, their humanitarian outlook led Shinedown to be one of the first artists to fundraise for non-profit humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, raising more than $400,000 with their "Atlas Falls" relief effort.

Shinedown will be hitting the road in support of Planet Zero with their biggest stage show yet, propelled by the undeniable power of front man Brent Smith's voice. Shinedown kicks off the first leg of their U.S. tour with the Shinedown Live In Concert Tour tonight in San Francisco at The Warfield, before heading to Los Angeles for a show at The Wiltern on January 28th. Fast-rising rock artist and one to watch, Ayron Jones, opens for Shinedown on this run through early February.

Beginning April 1, Shinedown will take their The Revolution's Live Tour to more cities all across the U.S. in April and May, with special guests The Pretty Reckless and DIAMANTE. Later in May, Shinedown will head to Daytona Beach for Welcome To Rockville 2022 where they'll headline Saturday, May 21 alongside Guns N' Roses and Rise Against. In June, Shinedown will head overseas for a UK and European run featuring festival appearances at Rock im Park and Rock am Ring in Germany, Download Festival in the UK, and HellFest in France along with select shows with Iron Maiden. The band will then embark on a run of Canadian dates beginning in July with support from Pop Evil and Ayron Jones. Full routing below. For tickets and all show details, please visit here.

Planet Zero follows Shinedown's 2018 acclaimed album ATTENTION ATTENTION, which was certified RIAA Gold. The band recently brought the LP to life in a riveting feature film. A visual counterpart to the album's narrative about a mental health journey and the resolve of the human spirit, the ATTENTION ATTENTION film weaves together the album's 14 songs into a provocative and thought-provoking cinematic story that illuminates yet another dimension of Shinedown's limitless creativity.

Listen to the new single here:

Tour Dates

January 26 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield ^
January 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern ^
January 29 - Valley Center, CA @ Harrah's Resort Southern California ^
January 30 - Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre ^
February 1 - Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom ^
February 2 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex ^
February 4 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas ^
February 5 - Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort & Casino ^
February 7 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre ^
February 8 - Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall ^
April 1 - Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena #
April 2 - Boise, ID @ ExtraMile Arena #
April 4 - Billings, MT @ First Interstate Arena #
April 6 - Fargo, ND @ FARGODOME #
April 8 - Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center #
April 9 - Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center #
April 11 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center #
April 12 - Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena #
April 14 - Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center #
April 15 - Hershey, PA @ GIANT Center #
April 16 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun #
April 18 - Portland, ME @ Cross Insurance Arena #
April 20 - Baltimore, MD @ Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena #
April 22 - Charleston, WV @ Charleston Coliseum #
April 23 - Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center #
April 24 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena #
April 26 - Evansville, IN @ Ford Center #
April 28 - Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena #
April 29 - Little Rock, AR @ Simmons Bank Arena #
April 30 - Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena #
May 3 - Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum #
May 4 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena #
May 6 - Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena #
May 7 - Knoxville, TN @ Thompson-Boling Arena #
May 21 - Daytona Beach, FL @ Welcome To Rockville
June 3 - Nuremberg, Germany @ Rock im Park
June 5 - Nuremberg, Germany @ Rock am Ring
June 7 - Budapest, Hungary @ Groupama Aréna +
June 9 - Hamburg, Germany @ edel-optics.de Arena
June 11 - Donington, UK @ Download Festival
June 13 - Belfast, UK @ Ormeau Park +
June 16 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli Vredenburg
June 17 - Clisson, France @ Hellfest
June 18 - Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting
July 14 - Madison, WI @ The Sylvee ^
July 19 - Quebec, QC @ Centre Videotron *^
July 20 - Montreal, QC @ L'Olympia *^
July 22 - Toronto, ON @ History *^
July 23 - Windsor, ON @ The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor *^
July 26 - Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre *^
July 27 - Moose Jaw, SK @ Mosaic Place *^
July 29 - Saskatoon, SK @ TCU Place *^
July 30 - Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Resort & Casino *^
July 31 - Edmonton, AB @ Convention Centre *^
August 2 - Penticton, BC @ South Okanagan Event Centre *^
August 3 - Abbotsford, BC @ Abbotsford Centre *^

KEY:
* with Pop Evil
^ with Ayron Jones
# with The Pretty Reckless and DIAMANTE
+ with Iron Maiden



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