Atlantic recording group Shinedown will kick off 2009 with an eight-country, European tour starting on January 21st at London's O2 Academy Islington. The Jacksonville, FL-based band will make stops in Paris, Amsterdam and Stockholm for the Radio Bandit Awards among numerous other cities. Beginning with the Punk To Crunk Festival in Lafayette, LA, on February 23rd, the group returns for another run of U.S. tour dates (see attached itinerary). More shows will be announced as the band expects to be on the road for the rest of the year in support of The Sound Of Madness. Fans can check www.shinedown.com for the latest tour updates and information. In other news, Shinedown has landed their second consecutive #1 hit at rock radio with "Second Chance." 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 this past fall. The song's companion music video made its debut on MSN.com at the start of the new year and has been added to FUSE's Rock & Alternative Countdown shows. "Second Chance" goes to Top 40 radio later this month. 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. Both singles from The Sound of Madness: "Devour" and "Second Chance" have reached #1 on the Billboard Active and Mediabase Rock charts. SHINEDOWN 2009 WORLD TOUR DATES Europe Jan 21 London, UK O2 Academy Islington Jan 22 Birmingham, UK Barfly Jan 23 Glasgow, UK King Tut's Wah Wah Hut Jan 25 Manchester, UK Academy Jan 27 Amsterdam, NE Melkweg Jan 28 Paris, FR La Maroquiniere Jan 30 Stockholm, SWE Radio Bandit Awards Feb 1 Helsinki, FIN Tavastia Feb 3 Hamburg, GER Logo Feb 4 Berlin, GER Lido Feb 6 Cologne, GER Luxor Feb 8 Munich, GER Ampere Feb 9 Zurich, SWT Abart Feb 10 Vienna, AUS Verein Forum Wien Arena U.S. Feb-23 Lafayette, LA Punk to Crunk Festival Feb-25 Charleston, SC Music Farm Feb-27 Jacksonville, NC Hooligans Feb-28 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theater Mar 2 Columbia, SC Level Mar 3 Asheville, NC Orange Peel Mar 5 Jim Thorpe, PA Penns Peak Mar 6 Albany, NY Northern Lights Mar 7 Rochester, NY The Armory Mar 9 Cleveland, OH House of Blues Mar 10 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts Mar 11 Mokena, IL Pearl Room Mar 13 Kansas City, MO Midland Theater Mar 15 Kearny, NE First Tier Event Center Mar 17 Sioux Falls, SD Ramkota Hall Mar 18 Bismarck, ND Civic Center Mar 20 Rochester, MN Mayo Civic Center
I like how they tour over seas and stuff, but they basically only tour the eastern and central parts of the U.S. Get over to California more often fellas, and I'm not talking about the southern part either, tour the northern part of California as well!