At the end of May, Shinedown celebrated the 10 year anniversary of their debut disc, ‘Leave a Whisper.’ In a recent exclusive chat with frontman Brent Smith, he talked about rewarding moments throughout the past decade in addition to the evolution of the band that helped make them into who they are today.
A few years ago in 2010, Shinedown lent their collective talents to help usher in a brand new rock tour called Carnival of Madness. Now, in 2013 they are making their return appearance to the COM, hoping to inject some energy back into the brand and reinvent the tour they helped get off the ground.
Last week, Carnival of Madness revealed the arsenal of rock bands that will head up their 2013 trek including Shinedown, Papa Roach, Skillet, In This Moment and We as Human. Now, the first leg of dates and locations have been unveiled. Shinedown kicked off the inaugural run of Carnival of Madness back in 2010 and according to frontman Brent Smith are returning this year to reinvent the brand.
The theme that originally launched the Carnival of Madness tour during its inaugural run back in 2010 may have been lost a bit over the years but with the return of Shinedown as the headliner, they are committed to not only reinventing the brand but also creating a true experience for concertgoers.
Shinedown headlined the inaugural Carnival of Madness trek back in 2010, but stepped aside as Theory of a Deadman and Evanescence did the honors the past two years. This year, Shinedown return to front the traveling festival they helped launch, and they've got a strong lineup hitting the road with them.
On May 27, 2003, a young band from Jacksonville, Fla. called Shinedown arrived on the scene with their debut album, 'Leave a Whisper,' and it didn't take long before they started making their name as a force to be reckoned with in the rock world. The upstart four-piece of powerhouse vocalist Brent Smith, guitarist Jasin Todd, bassist Brad Stewart and drummer Barry Kerch showed their knack for making great rock tracks and a breakout band was born. This Readers Poll reflects on the band's debut effort and asks you to vote for your favorite song from the 'Leave a Whisper' album.
Back in January of 2012, Shinedown frontman Brent Smith issued a bit of a challenge to rock fans asking them to rise up, take a stand and declare the return of rock. Since that time, Shinedown has been proudly carrying the torch, bringing their formidable live show from coast to coast with a force fueled by the fists of a legion of loyal rockers.
We may not have been in the room when Shinedown recorded their latest single, 'I'll Follow You,' but the band is giving fans a pretty close representation of how it might have gone down. The band recently visited Warner Sound's 'The Live Room' at Henson Studios where they set up shop and performed the track.