Hi Everyone… I know it’s been a while since we have given any updates… I have been touring non-stop for the last few years and finally have some time off! But I wanted to fill you in on everything Extreme. We had a great time performing Pornograffitti in Japan. The shows were very special. It felt good to play some of the deep cuts. We also had a chance to play some new markets this summer such as Russia and China. We didn’t know what to expect but the fans were incredible! Don’t worry Brazil… we did not forget about you…. we are still planning on coming there soon and are just working out the details with the promoter. Lastly, I have been working on a lot of new material for Extreme and we are looking at our schedules now, so hopefully we can start working on the new Extreme record before the end of the year. We will fill you in as things progress. Until than…
The August Edition of the Hard Rock Hideout Podcast is available for streaming (below) and for download here (right click and save).
In this podcast, Rob and Ryo talk about the Queensryche lawsuit . We also have a new interview with Tag Grey from the Treatment! Check it Out!
Atlantic recording group Shinedown continues to make rock radio history as their latest single, “Unity,” ascends to the #1 at Active Rock radio outlets nationwide. The track’s phenomenal success marks the sixteenth chart-topper of the multiplatinum band’s illustrious career and eighth consecutive#1 at the format.
“Unity” follows hot on the heels of the #1 smash, “Bully,” both of which are featured on the record-setting rock band’s explosive new album, “AMARYLLIS.” Released this past March, the collection debuted atop Billboard’s “Rock Albums” chart and at #4 overall on the Billboard 200 — Shinedown’s biggest chart debut thus far — with over 105,000 units sold its first week out.
The recent premiere of the official music video for “Unity” (http://youtu.be/_gVdi6sizeY) was followed by a special acoustic performance of the song on TBS’ Conan, which can be viewed now at http://teamcoco.com/video/shinedown-unity. In addition, the band has just unveiled a provocative new companion video heralding their next single, “Enemies” (http://youtu.be/OoHGZFyMCHU). Both clips are streaming at Shinedown TV, the band’s official YouTube channel.
Shinedown is currently trekking across North America on a major headline tour, with dates continuing through early August. The band will return to the road just two short weeks later, this time as headliners on the hugely anticipated Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. The third annual rock extravaganza — which boasts a main stage line-up that also includes Godsmack, Papa Roach, and Atlantic’s own Staind — gets underway on Friday, August 17th at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, Kansas, and then continues through September (see attached itinerary). For up-to-the-minute details and ticket information, please visit www.shinedown.com/tour or www.rockstaruproar.com.
Shinedown is indisputably one of the most successful rock bands of the past 10 years, enjoying an unparalleled streak of hits. The band’s unprecedented ascendancy over multi-format rock radio commenced with their RIAA platinum certified 2003 debut “LEAVE A WHISPER” and its gold certified 2005 follow-up, “US AND THEM.” Together, both albums yielded seven consecutive top 5 radio hits, including the #1 blockbuster, “Save Me.” Released in 2008, “THE SOUND OF MADNESS” proved Shinedown’s mainstream breakthrough, debuting at #8 on the Billboard 200 before spending 120 consecutive weeks on the chart. The album made rock history, with each of its six singles reaching #1 on the airplay rankings, including the double-platinum certified crossover smash, “Second Chance,” which also went to #1 on the Hot AC chart and top 3 at Top 40. Shinedown’s numerous national television appearances include performances on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Today Show, CBS’ The Early Show, among others. In 2009, the band received an American Music Award nomination for “Best Alternative Rock Band.”
Shinedown is: Brent Smith (vocals), Barry Kerch (drums), Zach Myers (guitars), and Eric Bass (bass).
For further news and information, please visit www.shinedown.com.
ON TOUR 2012
8/17-9/30 w/Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival
|2||Bismarck, ND||Bismarck Civic Center|
|3||Sioux Falls, SD||Sioux Empire Fair|
|4||Sturgis, SD||Buffalo Chip|
|17||Bonner Springs, KS||Cricket Wireless Amphitheater|
|18||Little Rock, AR||Arkansas State Fairgrounds (KDJE Radio Show)|
|19||Maryland Heights, MO||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre|
|21||Grand Rapids, MI||Rock The Rapids (Downtown)|
|22||Tinley Park, IL||First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre|
|24||Holmdel, NJ||PNC Bank Arts Center|
|25||Syracuse, NY||NY State Fairgrounds|
|26||Mansfield, MA||Comcast Center|
|28||Scranton, PA||Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain|
|29||Darien Center, NY||Darien Lake Performing Arts Center|
|31||Burgettstown, PA||First Niagara Pavilion|
|1||Saratoga Springs, NY||Saratoga Performing Arts Center|
|2||Bristow, VA||Jiffy Lube Live|
|5||Simpsonville, SC||Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park|
|7||Clarkston, MI||DTE Energy Music Theatre|
|8||Noblesville, IN||Klipsch Music Center|
|9||Cuyahoga Falls, OH||Blossom Music Center|
|11||Raleigh, NC||Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek|
|12||Atlanta, GA||Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood|
|13||Tampa, FL||1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre|
|15||The Woodlands, TX||Woodlands Pavilion|
|16||Dallas, TX||Gexa Energy Pavilion|
|18||Englewood, CO||Comfort Dental Amphitheater|
|19||Salt Lake City, UT||USANA Amphitheatre|
|21||Post Falls, ID||Greyhound Park and Events Center|
|22||Auburn, WA||White River Amphitheatre|
|23||Ridgefield, WA||Sleep Country Amphitheater|
|25||Nampa, ID||Idaho Center Amphitheater|
|29||Phoenix, AZ||Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion|
|30||Albuquerque, NM||Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion|
Europe has released a killer new video “Firebox” in support of their new album, Bag of Bones! Check it out!!
IN FLAMES has been added to Canadian music festivals Heavy TO and Heavy MTL. The shows will be taking place on August 11 and 12, and links with more information on each festival are listed below. The band exclaims, “We are super excited be able to play Heavy MTL and Heavy TO, our only North American shows this summer! Come check out the amazing line up at these great festivals.”
August 11 – Heavy TO (Toronto, Canada) – http://www.heavyto.com
August 12 – Heavy MTL (Montreal, Canada) – http://www.heavymtl.com
The band has sold over 2.5 million records over the past few years, with their latest, Sounds Of A Playground Fading, debuting at #27 on the Top 200 Billboard Charts in the US and #1 on the German album charts. The music video for “Where The Dead Ships Dwell” off of that album, can be seen here: http://youtu.be/ylfn0o66jwM
For more information on IN FLAMES, please visit: