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Shinedown Remain Committed To Summer Tour: “We Are Not Afraid To Play For You” (Updated)


Update: May 12th, 2020 02:12 PM:

Shinedown frontman Brent Smith has since posted the below statement on social media to clarify his comments regarding touring and the confusion surrounding them:

Original Story:

Shinedown frontman Brent Smith is currently focused on his band returning to the road this summer for their rescheduled spring tour. The band’s ‘Deep Dive Tour‘ was originally set to run from April 17th to May 19th with them set to focus on b-sides and deep album cuts alongside fan favorites.

However, the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to postpone those plans to a late July kickoff (see the dates below). Speaking recently with Jose Mangin for Zippo Encore Live (see below), Smith still feels those plans are realistic:

“We are supposed to be on tour right now doing that tour, interspersed with headlining some festivals. We rescheduled the tour for August and September — actually, the very first show is rescheduled for July 31st in Victoria, in Canada — but as of right now, that’s all a go. So we’re not backing off of that rescheduled timeline.”

“Obviously, our number one priority is the safety of the public, but we also want the public to know something from us to all of them out there: we are not afraid to play for you.

We wanna do everything safely and we wanna go by the professionals in the medical community and what we’re gonna need to do, but you can’t stay inside forever. Your immune system and everything about this virus, I want people to understand this, is that if you shelter at home for too long, it’s going to deplete your immune system.

Obviously, people that are older, if they have pre-existing conditions or they have a compromised immune system, yes, we need to be extremely diligent with them and make sure that they’re safe.

But for people that don’t have compromised immune systems, not being around people right now and not being back at work, that’s actually hindering your immune system. We have to get back out safely.”

“We are doing everything in our power to make sure that when it is time for us to be able to do shows again, we want everybody to know when you come to a Shinedown show, you are coming to a safe environment.

We would never put anyone’s health at risk. But that being said, you’ve got to maintain a level of — being healthy is also working out, eating right, taking certain supplements to help boost your immune system.”

“Don’t be paralyzed by fear. You can’t allow that to happen, because then this invisible virus, however you wanna put it, then it begins to win. And we can’t allow that.”

07/31 Windsor, ON – The Colosseum at Caesar’s Windsor
08/01 Mount Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort (feat. Pop Evil)
08/02 Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavilion
08/04 Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest
08/06 Davenport, IA – Mississippi Valley Fair
08/07 Sioux City, IZ – Battery Park
08/08 Sturgis, SD – Buffalo Chip Campground
08/12 Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Concert Theater
08/14 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
08/15 Valley Center, CA – Harrah’s Resort
08/16 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
08/18 El Paso, TX – Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center
08/19 Midland, TX – Wagner Notel Performing Arts Center
08/21 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
08/22 Lake Charles, LA – Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
08/24 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
08/25 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
08/26 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
08/28 Memphis, TN – The Orpheum Theatre
08/29 Catoosa, OK – The Joint
08/31 Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace
09/01 Greensboro, NC – Piedmont Hall
09/04 Tampa, FL – Amali Arena (feat. Halestorm, Fozzy, Beartooth, etc.)
09/05 Orlando, FL – Central Florida Fairgrounds (feat. Halestorm, Fozzy, Crobot, etc.)
09/06 Savannah, GA – Johnny Mercer Theater
09/08 Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium
09/09 Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theatre
09/11 Little Rock, AR – Robinson Center Music Hall
09/12 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

[via Consequence Of Sound]

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