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Shinedown: ATTENTION ATTENTION World Tour at Comerica Theatre
July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Multi-platinum rock band Shinedown has unveiled their new animated video for their explosive new single “MONSTERS.” The track, which is #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs Chart for the second week in a row, explores the ever-present demons and self-sabotaging inner voices that we all battle. “The masks represent the parts of your psyche that make you afraid of who you are,” frontman Brent Smith explains. “Inside of that, from an album standpoint, ATTENTION ATTENTION is all about not being afraid to fail and not being afraid period because you’re not going to be defined by your failures, you will be defined by the fact that you refuse to give up. Your monsters may be real, but that doesn’t mean you have to give into them.” PRESS HERE to watch the animated video.
The #1 Active Rock radio single, “MONSTERS,” brings Shinedown’s total #1s at the format to 15. “MONSTERS” scores Shinedown their 14th #1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs Chart, the second most in chart history, and continues their record of the most Rock Airplay Top 10s ever. Every one of Shinedown’s 25 consecutive singles has reached Top 5 on the Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart, an unparalleled achievement. “MONSTERS” has already amassed nearly 15 million streams and counting. PRESS HERE to watch the music video for “MONSTERS,” directed by Bill Yukich (Beyoncé, Marilyn Manson, Wiz Khalifa) which explores the ever-present demons and self-sabotaging inner voices that we all battle and serves as the next visual installment in the story of the ATTENTION ATTENTION album.
“MONSTERS” climbs to #1 as crossover hit anthem “GET UP” surpasses 40 million streams following the release of the GET UP EP featuring the original, acoustic and piano versions of the song. PRESS HERE to download/stream the GET UP EP and PRESS HERE to watch the stunning video for “GET UP (Piano Version).” “GET UP” quickly became a beacon of light for listeners around the globe, connecting with both those going through hardships of all types and those supporting loved ones who may be struggling. The song landed the band on Live with Kelly and Ryan, was featured in numerous television spots, and has garnered praise from the likes of Forbes, Huffington Post, Salon, Rolling Stone, Consequence of Sound, Buzzfeed, Parade, Popdust, Grammy.com and more.
The summer leg of Shinedown’s 2019 ATTENTION ATTENTION World Tour is underway now with support from Badflower, Dinosaur Pile-Up, and Broken Hands. For all ticketing details, please visit www.shinedown.com. Shinedown has been selling out arenas and receiving rave reviews during their tour, backed by their biggest, most eye-popping production yet. The band will headline Inkcarceration Festival on July 12 in Mansfield, OH and Riff Fest on July 13 in Detroit, MI. Shinedown’s tour will continue this fall, produced by Frank Productions, beginning September 17th through October 19th with Papa Roach, Asking Alexandria, and Savage After Midnight supporting on select dates. The band also recently announced they will join Alter Bridge along with Sevendust and The Raven Age on select dates on their UK/European tour kicking off November 12th in Denmark.
Shinedown’s chart-topping album ATTENTION ATTENTION (PRESS HERE to listen), out now via Atlantic Records, simultaneously hit #1 on Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock and Hard Rock Albums Charts, debuted Top 5 on the Billboard 200 and spawned #1 Active Rock hit “DEVIL,” and the rousing track “THE HUMAN RADIO,” in addition to “GET UP” and “MONSTERS.”
Los Angeles rock & roll outfit Badflower brought grit and swagger inspired by the Sunset Strip when they made their debut in 2013. Armed with dark anthems that often grappled with themes like addiction, drug use, and mental illness, they earned their first modern rock radio hit with “Ghost” in 2018. Their debut, OK, I’m Sick, arrived in early 2019 on Big Machine.
The group initially got together in 2008 under another moniker, later changing bassists and their band name. The re-formed lineup — vocalist/guitarist Josh Cole Katz, guitarist Joseph Paul Morrow, drummer Anthony Sonetti, and bassist Alex Espiritu— released the Temper EP in 2015 on Hundred Handed Records. The blistering set included the arena-ready single “Animal” in addition to four other raw tracks that condensed the sounds of contemporaries like Royal Blood and Aeges with the fury of early Silverchair. Hit single “Ghost” arrived in 2018, rising to number two on the U.S. mainstream rock chart. That track, along with additional singles “x ANA x” and “Heroin,” landed on their official debut OK, I’m Sick, which was released in early 2019. The album charted on the Billboard 200 and rose to number ten on the Alternative Albums chart.
Dinosaur Pile-Up are a British alt-rock band led by singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Matthew Bigland, whose riffy, grunge-inspired sound has earned comparisons to Nirvana and Foo Fighters. Following a handful of smaller releases, they issued a pair of well-received, hard-rocking albums in 2010’s Growing Pains and its 2013 follow-up, Nature Nurture. Although Dinosaur Pile-Up‘s on-stage personnel has fluctuated over the years, the consistency of their studio sound was a result of Bigland playing every instrument on many of their recordings. However, by 2014 they’d settled on a lineup that included ex-Brownies drummer Mike Sheils and Bigland‘s longtime friend and former Tribes bassist Jim Cratchley, who appeared on later records like their 2019 Parlophone debut Celebrity Mansions.
Founded in in Leeds in 2007 as Bigland‘s post-Mother Vulpine solo project, Dinosaur Pile-Up emerged from that city’s alternative rock scene and soon drew comparisons to U.S. college rock and grunge acts from the previous decade. The band’s playful name derived from a scene in the 2005 remake of King Kong, where Apatosauruses are ambushed and clatter into a pile, or as Bigland interpreted it, a “dinosaur pile-up.” Their 2009 breakthrough release, The Most Powerful EP in the Universe!!, was a five-track record of up-front and in-your-face rock songs, with huge riffs injected into both “Opposites Attract” and “Beach Bug.” Many were quick to draw attention to the band’s similarity to Nirvana and the alt-rock of Foo Fighters, and the stand-alone single “Traynor,” from the same year, is a burning example of the grunge revival sound for which they are noted. Their frenzied live performances during this period saw word spread quickly of their presence on the thriving Leeds music scene. Original members Tom Dornford-May (bass) and Steve Wilson (drums) were also present for a prestigious late-2009 tour with the Pixies, but it was the departure of those players that inspired Bigland‘s next move.
Growing Pains, the debut Dinosaur Pile-Up full-length, was released in October 2010. It was the result of Biglandspending two months holed up in his Bridlington-based studio, recording every instrument himself — drums, guitars, and vocals — with the help of local alt-rock enthusiast James Kenosha on production duties. Echoing the efforts of Dave Grohl on Foo Fighters‘ debut album, he crafted the record in much the same way as his hero. The record’s brilliance was in its simplicity, as displayed on the singles “Mona Lisa” and “My Rock & Roll,” which burst with chugging guitars and pop-tinged choruses. Following the album’s sessions, drummer Mike Sheils and bass player Harry Johns soon entered the fray in time for a full tour of the U.K. Sheils and Bigland had bonded over a shared love of Weezer‘s Blue Album, and this lineup stood the test of extensive tours of Europe between 2011 and 2013.
Back in the studio, Bigland once again took sole responsibility for recording duties in preparation of a second album, 2013’s Nature Nurture. This time around, producers Ian Davenportand Tom Dalgety assisted with the sessions, which took place over a two-month period at both Rockfield Studios in Wales and Courtyard Studios in Oxford. By the time the record had started to raise their profile in the U.S. — upon its release there in early 2014 — Cratchley had joined on bass, and the band proceeded with its biggest stateside tour to date (in support of Long Island’s Brand New) before Nature Nurture saw a Japanese release. By year’s end, Dinosaur Pile-Up were already teasing their next album, posting photos from studio sessions which Dalgety was again producing. Preceded once again by a Japanese-only EP, 11:11, the full-length Eleven Eleven album saw limited release in Europe and Japan in October of 2015 with a global release almost a year later. Following several years of touring, the band signed with Parlophone and announced the impending release of their fourth album, Celebrity Mansions with the release of the track “Thrash Metal Cassette” in March 2019.