SHINEDOWN has announced “An Evening With Shinedown” live dates — an intimate, limited run of shows kicking off May 6 in New Orleans. These nine special shows will offer fans an exclusive, up-close-and-personal live experience amidst the 2019 “Attention Attention” world tour, which will see SHINEDOWN pack arenas backed by its biggest, most eye-popping production yet. Following the high demand for tickets to SHINEDOWN‘s three intimate, year-end shows at the House of Blues in Orlando on December 27-29, the band is thrilled to be bringing “An Evening With Shinedown” to select cities around the country.

Fan club pre-sale tickets will be available December 4 at 10 a.m. local time, venue and radio pre-sale tickets will be available December 6 at 10 a.m. local time. General on-sale begins December 7 at 10 a.m. local time.

Additionally, SHINEDOWN will return to their roots in Jacksonville, Florida for an epic set at Welcome to Rockville on May 4 at Metropolitan Park. Tickets go on sale December 7 at noon ET.

“An Evening With Shinedown” tour dates:

May 06 – New Orleans, LA @ The Fillmore
May 07 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca Cola Roxy Theatre
May 08 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca Cola Roxy Theatre
May 10 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
May 11 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
May 13 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
May 14 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
May 21 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
May 22 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre

“Attention Attention”, SHINEDOWN‘s sixth studio album, debuted at No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums chart back in May. The follow-up to 2015’s “Threat To Survival” marked SHINEDOWN‘s first full-length effort to be produced entirely by bassist Eric Bass. The 14-song release that tells the story of a character who starts out defeated and slowly overcomes pain and personal struggles and becomes confident at the end. The album also lyrically touches upon singer Brent Smith‘s former drug addiction and Bass‘s depression.

Smith told Classic Rock magazine that “Get Up” is “one of the quintessential songs on the record. I wrote the lyrics to ‘Get Up’ about Eric, who produced and mixed the record,” he said. “Eric faces what is considered to be clinical depression on a daily basis. Some days everything is great, some days the sky is falling in. Often he’ll tell me he wishes he could unscrew part of his skull, reach into his brain and take that part of him out and throw it away. But it is a part of him, and he has to work with it. He doesn’t have to like it, but he has to respect it. And as a band, we all respect him because of it. It was one of the songs that took the longest to write because I was afraid what Eric was going to think. So this is the part of the record when a person has to have a heart-to-heart chat with themselves in that chair. It’s a very conversational piece.”

SHINEDOWN will embark on a U.S. headlining tour in February. Support on the trek will come from PAPA ROACH and ASKING ALEXANDRIA.

Source: Blabbermouth