SOURCE: Atlantic Records

November 02, 2009 15:00 ET

Shinedown & Papa Roach Announce Co-Headlining Dates

Today's Biggest Bands in Rock Combine Their #1 Hits for New Tour

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 2, 2009) - Multi-platinum, 2009 American Music Award nominee Shinedown and multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Papa Roach announce co-headlining dates. Two of today's biggest bands in rock, each delivering #1 rock hits this year (Shinedown's "Second Chance" and "Sound Of Madness" and Papa Roach's "Lifeline") will kick off the tour December 5th in Highland Heights, KY. Tickets for Highland Heights, KY, Erie, PA and Binghamton, NY are available now and additional dates go on sale this weekend. To buy, please visit:

One of the most successful rock bands of the decade, Shinedown has amassed a staggering record of 10 consecutive top 5 rock radio hits over their 3 studio albums. The Jacksonville, Florida-based band's latest single, "If You Only Knew," is already #10 on the Active Rock charts and climbing, with the companion video in rotation at VH1 and Fuse. Last month, Shinedown performed the song on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," and, later this month, the band will be attending the 2009 American Music Awards, where they've been nominated for "Favorite Alternative Rock Artist" alongside Kings Of Leon and Green Day. "If You Only Knew" follows the breakthrough success of "Second Chance," one of the biggest cross over hits of the year with nearly 2 millions singles sold and going to #1 at Hot AC and top 5 at Top 40 after topping the Alternative, Active and Mainstream Rock charts. Both songs are featured on Shinedown's current album, "The Sound Of Madness." Produced by multiple-Grammy Award winner Rob Cavallo, "The Sound Of Madness" debuted at #8 on The Billboard 200 chart upon release last summer and has since been RIAA-certified Gold, spawning 3 consecutive #1 rock singles ("Devour," "Second Chance" and "Sound Of Madness").

"We're really excited to combine forces with Papa Roach on these dates. Just like us, they bring it every night for their fans," says Shinedown frontman Brent Smith. "I guarantee you this... it's gonna be LOUD!"

Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix adds, "We are stoked to be touring with Shinedown, we have a lot of love and respect for them. It's been a long time coming, be prepared, both bands are going to annihilate the stage."

Known for their electrifying live shows, Papa Roach have been touring nonstop behind their new album and fifth studio recording, "Metamorphosis," which debuted at #8 on The Billboard 200 chart earlier this year. Papa Roach is currently on tour with Australian sensation JET and fresh off the heels of their summer tour alongside Nickelback. Shaddix says, "Playing shows every night is what we're built for. We make a club feel like an arena and we make an arena feel like a club." Indeed Hit Parader raves, "Papa Roach's live energy is like a pack of wild horses -- unbridled and uncontainable." "Metamorphosis" has already spawned the hits "Lifeline" and "I Almost Told You That I Loved You," with "Had Enough" hitting radio now. "Had Enough" and many other songs on "Metamorphosis" address the current social and economic themes prevalent today.

Shinedown will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the tour to the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD) at the University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville. The hometown center works to educate and empower individuals and families through support, assistance and awareness within the community to optimize the potential of all individuals with autism and related disabilities. For more information about CARD, please visit

Launching on this tour, Papa Roach has partnered with WHY (World Hunger Year -- to support local and national efforts to end hunger and poverty. The band will be auctioning off special VIP fan experiences via including meet and greets, an interview with the band, side-stage tickets, soundcheck access and much more -- with all proceeds going to WHY. In addition to raising money, Papa Roach will build awareness from the stage along their tour stops and visit local food banks and homeless shelters to lend support. The statistics are staggering: 36.2 million Americans are hungry and every day almost 16,000 children from around the globe die from hunger-related causes. Shaddix explains, "We're proud to work with World Hunger Year to help those in need. We've been fortunate enough to have a voice and we want to use it by giving back. We encourage everyone to help out their local communities."

Papa Roach on Tour with Shinedown:

12/5    Highland Heights, KY   Bank of KY Center              on-sale now
12/6    Erie, PA               Erie Civic Center              on-sale now
12/8    Binghamton, NY         Broome County Veterans
                                Memorial Arena
                                with Shinedown and Halestorm  on-sale now
12/12   Cedar Rapids, IA       US Cellular Center with
                                Shinedown and Halestorm       on-sale: 11/6
12/15   Rockford, IL           Rockford MetroCentre with
                                Shinedown and Halestorm       on-sale: 11/6
12/16   Poplar Bluff, MO       Black River Coliseum with
                                Shinedown and Halestorm       on-sale: 11/6


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