Tour Diary: Behind-The-Scenes With Shinedown From Texas To California

A world tour for the books.

By Taylor Irwin - May 3, 2018
Photo by Harry Reese
Ahead of the release of their upcoming sixth album, ATTENTION ATTENTION, which comes out on May 4 via Atlantic, the band embarked on a world tour, where they're playing their new music for fans across the globe. A world tour for the books.

An incredible show becomes an unforgettable one when the artists onstage are also having a killer time. That's what makes Shinedown's concerts stand out from the pack—these four longtime friends not only believe in the music they've come together to create, but are also living their best lives performing it for the masses.

It's no surprise why they're so passionate, either—since the multiplatinum rock band recorded their sixth full-length album, ATTENTION ATTENTION, they've been eager to share it with their fans across the globe. While some Shiners have gotten the chance to hear the 14 new tracks live (the band's world tour kicked off on March 23), tomorrow marks the LP's official release date. If the album's lead single, "DEVIL", which just hit No. 1 at Active Rock, is any indication of what's to come, this one is going to be a doozy.

 

For a few shows in April, we followed the band—Brent Smith (vocals), Zach Myers (guitar), Eric Bass (bass, production), and Barry Kerch (drums)— to see what has been going down behind-the-scenes on the tour thus far.

Check out the photos below to get you pumped for ATTENTION ATTENTION, out tomorrow, May 4, then make sure to Track Shinedown on Bandsintown!

Shinedown's April Tour Diary

 

Barry Kerch – San Antonio, TX | 4.16

Photo by Harry Reese

No doubt feeling the vibes in Texas!

 

Barry Kerch – Scottsdale, AZ | 4.13

Photo by Harry Reese

Important to remain focused...important to go full rock—it's all about balance, folks!

 

Barry Kerch – Scottsdale, AZ | 4.13

Photo by Harry Reese

Very grateful to have such amazing fans coming out to each show. We cherish our Shinedown Family.

 

Brent & Zach – San Antonio, TX | 4.16

Photo by Harry Reese

Always have each other’s backs because we’re in this together...it takes a village.

 

Brent Smith – Riverside, CA | 4.12

Photo by Harry Reese

California—what a crowd!

 

BTS – Riverside, CA | 4.12

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We call this, 'the calm before the storm'.

 

Eric Bass – El Paso, TX | 4.14

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What a kickass crowd. Now it’s time to give the people what they want! Encore time.

 

Eric Bass – Scottsdale, AZ | 4.13

Photo by Harry Reese

One could say Eric Bass is a man of many talents.

 

Full Band – Scottsdale, AZ | 4.13

Photo by Harry Reese

The brotherhood we share is something we appreciate day in and day out, and we’ve said this before—just four dudes looking for another glass ceiling to break!

 

Eric Bass – El Paso, TX | 4.14

Photo by Harry Reese

Wassssupppp.

 

Full Band – Scottsdale, AZ | 4.13

Photo by Harry Reese

'Cause I was sent to warn you, the DEVIL’s in the next room.

 

Zach Myers – Scottsdale, AZ | 4.13

Photo by Harry Reese

You ask and you shall receive. Time to shred, Arizona!

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Taylor Irwin

I spent my first allowance on a TLC 'Waterfalls' cassette and have been a different version of David Bowie for Halloween the past five years. Golden rule: You can never have too many tacos in a single 24-hour period.

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