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Godsmack and Shinedown co-headline rock show at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Aug. 31

Godsmack and Shinedown co-headline rock show at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Aug. 31
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From a press release:

It was announced two weeks ago that Godsmack and Shinedown are bringing their co-headlining summer tour to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Friday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. Today, further details about the show were revealed.

Produced by Live Nation, the six-week outdoor amphitheater tour kicks off on July 22 and hits more than 30 cities before wrapping on Sept. 2. These dates come as both multi-platinum groups are set to release new albums: Godsmack’s “When Legends Rise” (April 27 via BMG) and Shinedown’s “Attention Attention” (May 4 via Atlantic Records).

Special guests opening the Scranton concert will be Akron, Ohio hard rock band Red Sun Rising, who broke onto the scene in 2012. Through tireless gigging, they built up an impressive local fan base and will release their new album, “Thread,” on March 30 via Razor & Tie.

Tickets, which range from $39.75-$145.75, will be available to the general public starting this Friday, March 23 at 10 a.m. through and the Live Nation app. A series of various pre-sales begin Tuesday, March 20 at 10 a.m. and will end on Thursday, March 22 at 10 p.m.

For the first time ever, The Pavilion at Montage Mountain will offer Ticket to Rock bundles to see three concerts this summer, including this show, Slayer with Lamb of God and Anthrax on Tuesday, July 31, and Breaking Benjamin and Five Finger Death Punch on Friday, Aug. 17.

Lawn ticket bundles for all three shows are $59, while reserved seating bundles for the three shows will cost $79. These bundles are on sale now at and will be available to purchase in limited quantities while supplies last.

“We really believe this could be a great moment in our band’s career, and we plan on running on the road until at least fall of 2019,” Godsmack frontman Sully Erna says. “We love the guys in Shinedown, and we all go way back. There is a very strong mutual respect between our camps, and we feel that this tour is going to be a must see!” Adds the singer, songwriter and guitarist: “We’re preparing ourselves to be on the top of our game!”

“It’s all about impact and making a statement,” says Brent Smith, Shinedown’s lead singer. “We are creating a show for the fans that is powerful, passionate, and sonically inspiring. The audience has given us a platform to be ourselves and create something spectacular. That being said, Shinedown and Godsmack will most certainly not let them down. This will be the rock and roll event of the year. In other words, ‘It’s about to get heavy!’”

“When Legends Rise,” Godsmack’s first album in four years, is due out April 27 on BMG and marks their debut on the label. The new album comes 20 years after the release of their debut album and, 20 million album sales later, Godsmack are an even stronger animal than before. The album’s newly released single, “Bulletproof,” shows the band – Sully Erna (vocals, guitar), Tony Rombola (guitar), Robbie Merrill (bass), and Shannon Larkin (drums) – doubling down on their combination of tightly wound riffs, rhythmic fury, naked emotions, and pushed-to-the-edge vocals, all fired up with melodic precision and tight songcraft.

What inspired the songs on “When Legends Rise?” “It was just about evolving as a songwriter,” says Erna. “I wanted to stretch my wings out even further to use all the experiences I’ve had with writing different types of music over the years and applying that to find a way to introduce a newer, fresher, more mature sound, but still maintaining the power of Godsmack.”

“When Legends Rise” is available for pre-order now with instant grat track “Bulletproof;” an official music video is coming soon.

Multi-platinum rock band Shinedown recently announced the release of their sixth studio album, “Attention Attention,” out May 4 on Atlantic Records. Lead single “Devil” is out now, along with the gripping and visceral video that has quickly amassed more than one million YouTube views. The album is available for pre-order now at all DSPs, and each pre-order will include an instant download of “Devil.”

The 14-track album, Shinedown’s most raw and personal to date, is a mental, emotional, and physical journey from ruin to reclamation to revelation. The story that unfolds as the album progresses follows an individual from life’s lowest lows to the highest highs as anxieties dissipate and demons disappear. It is a powerful and enduring statement about the resolve of the human spirit, our will to overcome struggles, and the importance of respecting and leaning on one another. With a symphony of thought-provoking lyrics, stadium-size, explosive guitars, unpredictable rhythms, and cinematic flourishes, “Attention Attention” ushers in the band’s biggest and boldest chapter yet.

See NEPA Scene’s photos of Godsmack performing at Musikfest in Bethlehem last year here and Shinedown at Rock’N Derby in New York in 2016 here.