Shinedown Tickets & 2021 Tour Dates
Shinedown, an American rock band from Jacksonville Florida, was formed in 2001. Influenced by bands and artists such as Otis Redding, Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden, Stone Temple Pilots, and the Foo Fighters, Shinedown’s sound has been compared to the band Nickelback. This led to their signing by Atlantic records in the early 2000s. The band quickly released their first album, Leave a Whisper in 2003 behind their first single “Fly From the Inside”. The band went on tour supporting the album, opening for various acts across the country. Shinedown’s second effort, 2005’s Us and Them saw similar success.
Going into Shinedown’s third, and most successful, album the band’s lineup had changed to feature its current lineup with Zach Myers and Eric Bass. The Sound of Madness was released in June of 2008, and was produced with the help of Green Day producer Rob Cavallo. The three singles released from the album, “Devour”, “Sound of Madness”, and “Second Chance” showcased the band’s diversity and how their sound had matured from their previous albums. The successful release of the album also led to Shinedown’s first headline tour. The Sound of Madness was eventually certified Platinum by the RIAA with over one million units shipped.