SOURCE: Atlantic Records

June 19, 2012 12:48 ET

Shinedown Ready to Rock Summer 2012; Multiplatinum Rock Band Set for Innovative Appearances on TBS' Conan and Loudwire.com; "Unity" Video Premieres on the iTunes Store as Single Ascends at Rock Radio Nationwide; Epic Touring Schedule Includes Headline Role on Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jun 19, 2012) - Atlantic recording group Shinedown is set to kick off the summer with a wide range of activities, including TV appearances, cross-country touring, and much more. The jam-packed schedule follows the recent arrival of the history-making rock band's explosive new album, "AMARYLLIS," which debuted atop Billboard's "Rock Albums" chart and at #4 overall on the Billboard 200 -- the multi-platinum group's biggest chart debut thus far -- with over 105,000 units sold upon its March release.

Tuesday, June 19th, will see Shinedown teaming up with Loudwire.com for an unprecedented and exclusive Twitter interview session starting at 4pm ET. Fans are invited to interact with the Q&A by commenting in real time as the band fields questions from the Loudwire staff. For complete details, please see @Loudwire on Twitter or www.loudwire.com.

Shinedown will then hit TBS' Conan for a truly special acoustic performance of their current hit single, "Unity." Slated for Wednesday, June 20th, the appearance will see the band and Team Coco joining forces to create an undeniably unique viewing experience. Fans at home will be able to participate in a Twitter scavenger hunt by locating key hashtags throughout the telecast. Among the exciting prizes on offer will be VIP tickets to Shinedown's upcoming tour as well as an exclusive phone call from frontman Brent Smith.

The week will also see the eagerly awaited premiere of Shinedown's new companion video clip for "Unity," set to hit the iTunes Store on Tuesday, June 19th. Also available "AMARYLLIS" and its companion piece, For Your Sake: Inside the Making of Shinedown's Amaryllis, the innovative, interactive Multi-Touch book documenting the creation of the acclaimed new album. For details, please visit www.iTunes.com.

As if all that weren't enough, Shinedown has also unveiled plans to headline this summer's hugely anticipated Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. The third annual hard rock extravaganza -- which boasts a main stage line-up that also includes Godsmack, Papa Roach, and Atlantic's own Staind -- gets underway on Friday, August 17th at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, Kansas, and then continues through September (see itinerary below). For up-to-the-minute details, please see www.rockstaruproar.com.

In the meantime, Shinedown is set to rock their own North American headline tour, with dates kicking off Friday, June 29th at Knoxville's Tennessee Theatre and then continuing through early August. Full details and ticket information can be found at www.shinedown.com/tour.

"Unity," the latest single from "AMARYLLIS," is shaping up as another massive rock radio smash for Shinedown. Currently ascending the top 10 at Rock radio outlets nationwide, the track follows the #1 success of the album's first single, "Bully," which marked the band's 7th consecutive chart-topper at the format. Companion videos for both singles are streaming at ShinedownTV, the band's official YouTube channel (located at www.youtube.com/ShinedownTV).

Shinedown is indisputably one of the most successful rock bands of the past 10 years, enjoying an unparalleled streak of hits. The band's unprecedented ascendancy over multi-format rock radio commenced with their RIAA platinum certified 2003 debut "LEAVE A WHISPER" and its gold certified 2005 follow-up, "US AND THEM." Together, both albums yielded seven consecutive top 5 radio hits, including the #1 blockbuster, "Save Me." Released in 2008, "THE SOUND OF MADNESS" proved Shinedown's mainstream breakthrough, debuting at #8 on the Billboard 200 before spending 120 consecutive weeks on the chart. The album made rock history, with each of its six singles reaching #1 on the airplay rankings, including the double-platinum certified crossover smash, "Second Chance," which also went to #1 on the Hot AC chart and top 3 at Top 40. Shinedown's numerous national television appearances include performances on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Today Show, CBS' The Early Show, among others. In 2009, the band received an American Music Award nomination for "Best Alternative Rock Band."

Shinedown is: Brent Smith (vocals), Barry Kerch (drums), Zach Myers (guitars), and Eric Bass (bass).

For further news and information, please visit www.shinedown.com.

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

SHINEDOWN
ON TOUR 2012
8/17-9/30 w/Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival
JUNE
29 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre
30 N. Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
JULY
1 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
3 Wallingford, CT Oakdale Theatre
5 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront Pavilion
6 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
8 Montreal, QC Club Soda
9 Ottawa, ON Ottawa Blues Fest
10 Toronto, ON Kool Haus
12 Oshkosh, WI Ford Festival Park
13 Fargo, ND The Venue
14 Kearney, NE Viaero Event Center
16 Evansville, IN Victory Theater
17 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion
19 Cadott, WI Chippewa Valley Rock Fest
21 Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle
23 Winnipeg, MB The Burton Cummings Theatre
24 Saskatoon, SK Odeon
26 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Center
27 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall
28 Missoula, MT Adam's Event Center
30 Billings, MT Shrine Auditorium
31 Casper, WY Casper Events Center
AUGUST
2 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Civic Center
3 Sioux Falls, SD Sioux Empire Fair
4 Sturgis, SD Buffalo Chip
17 Bonner Springs, KS Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
18 Little Rock, AR Arkansas State Fairgrounds (KDJE Radio Show)
19 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
21 Grand Rapids, MI Rock The Rapids (Downtown)
22 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
24 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
25 Syracuse, NY TBA
26 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
28 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
29 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
31 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
SEPTEMBER
1 Saratoga, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
2 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
5 Simpsonville, SC Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
7 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
8 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
9 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
11 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
12 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
13 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
15 Houston, TX Woodlands Pavilion
16 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
18 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheater
19 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
21 Spokane, WA Greyhound Park and Events Center
22 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
23 Portland, OR Sleep Country Amphitheater
25 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheater
29 Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
30 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion

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