Last year's inaugural Monster Energy Aftershock Festival was a single day affair, but it was expanded to two days this year and packed with one of the most powerful lineups we've seen for years. Korn, Megadeth and Shinedown led night one of the fest on Saturday, Sept.14 in Sacramento, Calif., on day one of the extravaganza.
There’s no better way to spend a summer day than with a massive tour such as Carnival of Madness. This year headliners Shinedown brought the madness to the Stone Pony Summerstage in Asbury Park, N.J., to kick off the trek on Aug. 11. Support included heavy hitters Skillet, Sevendust, In This Moment and We As Human.
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.