SOURCE: Atlantic Records

July 02, 2008 16:45 ET

Shinedown Land Their Biggest Debut Ever With "The Sound Of Madness"

Band's Third Album Debuts at #8 on Billboard 200; First Single, "Devour," a Runaway Smash at Radio

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - July 2, 2008) - Atlantic recording group Shinedown landed the biggest debut of their career today, with "The Sound Of Madness" debuting at #8 on the Billboard 200 album chart. This marks the first Top 10 album of the band's career.

"We put a lot of work into this record," commented lead singer Brent Smith. "I was determined from the beginning to make an album that people would feel was important to them and the world around them. I know we've accomplished that, and it seems that not only our longtime fans, but a lot of new fans, are reacting to what they're hearing. We're very thankful for that."

Produced by multiple Grammy Award-winner Rob Cavallo (Kid Rock, Green Day, My Chemical Romance), "The Sound Of Madness" got off to a monstrous start when its first single, "Devour," became Shinedown's eighth consecutive Top 5 hit at rock radio. The video for "Devour" is out now. With other tracks like "Second Chance," "Breaking Inside," and "The Crow & The Butterfly," Shinedown are sure to continue their streak of success on the airwaves.

The Jacksonville, Florida-based rock outfit will be out on tour all summer long in support of their new album. Current dates are listed below:

SHINEDOWN ON TOUR SUMMER 2008

7-3-08    Riverside Multiplex             Victoria, TX
7-5-08    Mississippi Coast Coliseum      Biloxi, MS
7-8-08    Montgomery Riverwalk            Montgomery, AL
7-9-08    Valarium                        Knoxville, TN
7-11-08   Riverfest Amphitheater          Little Rock, AR
7-13-08   Madison Theater                 Covington, KY
7-14-08   House of Blues                  Cleveland, OH
7-16-08   Cultural Center                 Scranton, PA
7-18-08   Electric Factory                Philadelphia, PA
7-19-08   Cayuga County Fairgrounds       Weedsport, NY
7-20-08   Palladium                       Worcester, MA
7-22-08   Highline Ballroom               New York, NY
7-23-08   Ram's Head                      Baltimore, MD
7-25-08   Club Fever                      South Bend, IN
7-26-08   The Fillmore                    Detroit, MI
7-27-08   Willow Island                   Madison, WI
7-29-08   Black Sheep                     Colorado Springs, CO
7-30-08   Gothic Theater                  Denver, CO
7-31-08   Sunshine Theater                Albuquerque, NM
8-02-08   Zoo Amphitheater                Oklahoma City, OK
8-03-08   Blue Note                       Columbia, MO
8-05-08   The Venue                       Fargo, ND
8-06-08   Myth                            St. Paul, MN
8-07-08   Riverside Ballroom              Green Bay, WI
8-09-08   Lake County Fairgrounds         Grayslake, IL
8-23-08   White River Amphitheater        Auburn, WA
8-24-08   Idaho Center Amphitheater       Nampa, ID

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