Atlantic Records recording group Shinedown have landed their ninth consecutive Top 5 hit at rock radio with "Second Chance" now at #4. The band's run of hit singles from their first three albums makes them one of the most successful rock bands of the decade. Shinedown launched "Second Chance" with a blistering performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on September 5th. The song will be serviced to Top 40 radio at the beginning of 2009.
For Shinedown lead singer Brent Smith, "Second Chance" is the most autobiographical track on the album. Smith wrote the lyrics about leaving his native Knoxville, Tenn., to pursue a career in rock 'n' roll.
"This song for me is the most personal song on the record because it's about how I grew up and my childhood," commented Brent. "It's about throwing caution to the wind and going after what you truly want in life."
The Jacksonville, Florida-based rock outfit will film a video for "Second Chance" next month in Florida. The new clip will debut in early 2009. The band is currently scheduled to be out on tour for the rest of the year in the U.S. in support of The Sound Of Madness. All current dates are listed below and more are being added regularly.
Shinedown's latest album, The Sound Of Madness, was produced by multiple Grammy Award-winner Rob Cavallo (Kid Rock, Green Day, My Chemical Romance). Upon its release it became the band's biggest debut of their career landing at # 8 it's first week on the charts. The album has remained on the Billboard Top 200 album chart for 16 consecutive weeks. Shinedown's first single from The Sound of Madness "Devour" reached #1 on both the Billboard Active and Mediabase Rock charts. With "Second Chance" Shinedown are continuing their streak of success. SHINEDOWN TOUR DATES 11-25-08 Bancorp South Center Tupelo, MS 11-26-08 Mississippi Coast Coliseum Biloxi, MS 11-29-08 Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, NC 11-30-08 James Brown Arena Augusta, GA 12-02-08 Leon County Civic Center Tallahassee, FL 12-03-08 UCF Convocation Center Orlando, FL 12-05-08 City of Palms Park Ft.Myers, FL 12-06-08 Sound Advice Amphitheatre West Palm Beach, FL 12-07-08 Ford Amphitheatre Tampa, FL 12-09-08 Amos Southend Charlotte, NC 12-11-08 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ 12-12-08 9:30 Club Washington DC 12-13-08 Chevrolet Center Wallingford, CT (w/ Avenged Sevenfold) 12-15-08 Nutter Center Dayton, OH # 12-16-08 Piere's Fort Wayne, IN 12-17-08 House of Blues Chicago, IL 12-18-08 Machine Shop Flint, MI 12-19-08 Canopy Club Urbana, IL