SOURCE: Atlantic Records

June 20, 2006 19:46 ET

Shinedown Hit the Road Once More; Rock Radio Heroes Unveil Summer Tour Dates Alongside Rob Zombie and Godsmack as "I Dare You" Scores Top 5 Airplay

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 20, 2006 -- Atlantic recording group Shinedown has announced plans to join forces with Rob Zombie and Godsmack for the summer's most exciting hard rock multi-artist bill. The Jacksonville, Florida-based rock outfit is touring in support of their smash second album, "US AND THEM," which features the current Top 5 rock radio hit, "I Dare You."

The triple-threat tour is slated to officially kick off on August 25th at Dallas' Smirnoff Music Center. From there, the trek will travel the U.S. through an October 1st date at Concord, California's Sleep Train Pavilion (see attached itinerary).

Road warriors to their very core, Shinedown is currently co-headlining the Equinox Tour alongside Trapt, Atlantic labelmates Mercy Fall and Halestorm, and Evans Blue. The itinerary continues this Wednesday, June 21st, at Chicago's House of Blues, and runs through a July 17th stop at Oshkosh, Wisconsin's Leach Amphitheater. In addition, Shinedown has slated performances at a variety of summer rock festivals and state fairs, including the Q102 Springfield Rock Fest on July 8th at Springfield, Missouri's Jordan Valley Park Amphitheatre.

In other news, a new Shinedown EP has just been released as an iTunes-only exclusive. The four-song set includes acoustic renditions of the rock radio hits "I Dare You" and "Save Me," along with previously unreleased B-sides and remixes. Also, the band's recent "Rolling Stone Original" session -- featuring an exclusive interview and quartet of electrifying live takes -- can be heard online beginning June 27th at http://guide.real.com/rolling-stone-originals.

"I Dare You" is shaping up as one of summer 2006's hottest rock tracks. The single is the band's sixth consecutive Top 5 hit at Rock radio, while also bulleting up the Top 10 at Alternative and continuing its climb up the CHR/Pop chart. The band recently performed the song live on a number of national television programs, including CBS's "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and DirecTV's "CD USA." In addition, "American Idol" contestant Chris Daughtry also chose to perform "I Dare You" on the hit Fox television show. The single's success follows the phenomenal triumph of "Save Me," the first single from "US AND THEM," which topped the Alternative, Rock, and Active Rock ranking upon its release late last year.

"LEAVE A WHISPER," Shinedown's RIAA platinum certified 2003 debut, instantly established the Florida foursome as a major force in modern rock 'n' roll. The album featured a quartet of Top 5 rock radio smashes: "Fly From The Inside," "45," "Simple Man," and "Burning Bright." On its way to RIAA platinum certification for sales exceeding 1 million, "LEAVE A WHISPER" held the #1 spot on SoundScan's "Alternative New Artists" chart, while also reaching the Top 5 on Billboard's "Heatseekers" ranking of new and developing artists.

With the latest release, "US AND THEM," Shinedown pushes their taut, muscular rock sound to its limits. Tracks like the anthemic "Heroes" and the heavy rocking "I Dare You" offer swelling hooks and potent melodies, fronted by Brent Smith's powerful vocals and provocative lyrical sensibility.

                                SHINEDOWN
                          On Tour - Summer 2006

                       6/21 - 7/17: The Equinox Tour
            (w/Trapt, Mercy Fall, Halestorm, and Evans Blue)
                                 except *
                   8/25 - 10/1: w/Rob Zombie and Godsmack

JUNE
21         Chicago, IL             House of Blues
22         Cleveland, OH           Tower City Amphitheater
23         Detroit, MI             Harpo's
24         Columbus, OH            Lifestyles Pavilion
26         Allentown, PA           Crocodile Rock
27         Hartford, CT            Webster Hall
28         Providence, RI          Lupo's
30         Hampton Beach, NH       Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

JULY
1          Sayreville, NJ          Starland Ballroom
2          Atlantic City, NJ       House of Blues
3          Muskegon, MI            Heritage Landing
5          Struthers, OH           Outside The Cellar
7          N. Little Rock , AR     North River Park
8          Springfield, MO         Jordan Valley Park Amphitheatre *
9          Sioux City, IA          Orpheum Theater
11         Des Moines, IA          Val Air Ballroom
14         Lansing, MI             Adado Riverfront Park
15         Fort Wayne, IN          Piere's
16         Beloit, WI              Beloit Riverfest
17         Oshkosh, WI             Leach Amphitheater
22         Weedsport, NY           Cayuga County Fairground

AUGUST
5          Milwaukee, WI           Wisconsin State Fair
12         Hamburg, NY             Erie County Fair & Exposition
19         Escanaba, MI            Upper Peninsular State Fair
23         Boise, ID               Western Idaho Fair
25         Dallas, TX              Smirnoff Music Center
26         Selma, TX               Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
27         The Woodlands, TX       Cynthia Woods Pavilion
30         Atlanta, GA             Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheater
31         Charlotte, NC           Verizon Wireless

SEPTEMBER
2          Bristow, VA             Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
3          Camden, NJ              Tweeter Center
4          Darien Lakes, NY        Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
7          Mansfield, MA           Tweeter Center
8          Holmdel, NJ             PNC Bank Arts Center
9          Wantagh, NY             Jones Beach
12         Milwaukee, WI           Marcus Amphitheater
14         Tinley Park, IL         First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
15         Detroit, MI             DTE Energy Music Theatre
17         Maryland Heights, MO    UMB Bank Pavilion
19         Bonner Springs, KS      Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
21         Denver, CO              Red Rocks
22         Albuquerque, NM         Journal Pavilion
23         Phoenix, AZ             Cricket Pavilion
24         Las Vegas, NV           Theatre Under The Stars
27         Auburn, WA              White River Amphitheatre
29         Marysville, CA          Sleep Train Amphitheatre
30         Irvine, CA              Verizon Wireless Music Center

OCTOBER
1          Concord, CA             Sleep Train Pavilion

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