SOURCE: Atlantic Records

July 30, 2012 10:00 ET

Shinedown Score Sixteenth #1 With "Unity"; Multiplatinum Rock Band Tops the Rock Radio Charts With Their Latest Single; Non-Stop Live Schedule Includes Headline Tour and Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 30, 2012) - Atlantic recording group Shinedown continues to make rock radio history as their latest single, "Unity," ascends to the #1 at Active Rock radio outlets nationwide. The track's phenomenal success marks the sixteenth chart-topper of the multiplatinum band's illustrious career and eighth consecutive #1 at the format.

"Unity" follows hot on the heels of the #1 smash, "Bully," both of which are featured on the record-setting rock band's explosive new album, "AMARYLLIS." Released this past March, the collection debuted atop Billboard's "Rock Albums" chart and at #4 overall on the Billboard 200 -- Shinedown's biggest chart debut thus far -- with over 105,000 units sold its first week out.

The recent premiere of the official music video for "Unity" (http://youtu.be/_gVdi6sizeY) was followed by a special acoustic performance of the song on TBS' Conan, which can be viewed now at http://teamcoco.com/video/shinedown-unity. In addition, the band has just unveiled a provocative new companion video heralding their next single, "Enemies" (http://youtu.be/OoHGZFyMCHU). Both clips are streaming at Shinedown TV, the band's official YouTube channel.

Shinedown is currently trekking across North America on a major headline tour, with dates continuing through early August. The band will return to the road just two short weeks later, this time as headliners on the hugely anticipated Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. The third annual 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 attached itinerary). For up-to-the-minute details and ticket information, please visit www.shinedown.com/tour or www.rockstaruproar.com.

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

JULY        
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   Maryland Heights, MO   Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
21   Grand Rapids, MI   Rock The Rapids (Downtown)
22   Tinley Park, IL   First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
24   Holmdel, NJ   PNC Bank Arts Center
25   Syracuse, NY   NY State Fairgrounds
26   Mansfield, MA   Comcast Center
28   Scranton, PA   Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
29   Darien Center, NY   Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
31   Burgettstown, PA   First Niagara Pavilion
         
SEPTEMBER        
1   Saratoga Springs, NY   Saratoga Performing Arts Center
2   Bristow, VA   Jiffy Lube Live
5   Simpsonville, SC   Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
7   Clarkston, MI   DTE Energy Music Theatre
8   Noblesville, IN   Klipsch Music Center
9   Cuyahoga Falls, 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   The Woodlands, TX   Woodlands Pavilion
16   Dallas, TX   Gexa Energy Pavilion
18   Englewood, CO   Comfort Dental Amphitheater
19   Salt Lake City, UT   USANA Amphitheatre
21   Post Falls, ID   Greyhound Park and Events Center
22   Auburn, WA   White River Amphitheatre
23   Ridgefield, WA   Sleep Country Amphitheater
25   Nampa, ID   Idaho Center Amphitheater
29   Phoenix, AZ   Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
30   Albuquerque, NM   Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion

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