The hard rock group Shinedown, formed in 2001, rose to prominence in the 2000s for their brand of gritty rock combined with melodic embellishments, hailing from Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
In the wake of bands such as Creed and Nickelback, rock witnessed somewhat of a resurgence in the 2000s, aided later by Shinedown. Originally comprised of vocalist Brent Smith, guitarist Jasin Todd, bassist Brad Stewart, and drummer Barry Kersh, the band inked a recording deal with Atlantic Records soon after forming. Shinedown’s debut album “Leave a Whisper” was released in July 2003, immediately introducing the band’s melodic rock sensibilities to a large audience. Featuring the singles “Fly from the Inside”, “Burning Bright”, and “45”, the album charted at No. 53 on the Billboard 200, and has since been certified platinum. Following the release the band embarked on an extensive touring schedule, which lasted until the end of 2004.
Shinedown is heading out on The Revolution’s Live tour with The Pretty Reckless and Diamante on Saturday, May 7, 2022! Tickets go on sale Friday, December 17 at 10:00 am.