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Shinedown, Papa Roach, and Asking Alexandria play at Giant Center in Hershey on March 1

Shinedown, Papa Roach, and Asking Alexandria play at Giant Center in Hershey on March 1
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From a press release:

Not long after performing with Godsmack in Scranton, multi-platinum rock band Shinedown has announced the first dates of their 2019 Attention Attention World Tour, which includes a stop at the Giant Center in Hershey on Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m.

The United States headlining shows kick off this winter on Feb. 20 in Estero, Florida and feature support from fellow modern rock bands Papa Roach and Asking Alexandria.

Tickets, which range from $40.15-$500, plus fees, go on sale to the general public this Friday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Giant Center box office (550 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey), online at hersheyentertainment.com and ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 717-534-3911 or 800-745-3000.

A fan club pre-sale begins on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. Citi is the official pre-sale credit card of the Shinedown tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning on Oct. 2 at noon until Thursday, Oct. 4 at 10 p.m. through Citi’s Private Pass program. A Spotify pre-sale begins on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. and radio/local pre-sales begin Oct. 4 at 10 a.m.

Leading the charge for 21st century rock, record-breaking band Shinedown – Brent Smith (vocals), Zach Myers (guitar), Eric Bass (bass, production), and Barry Kerch (drums) – has sold more than 10 million albums and 10 million singles worldwide, has 11 platinum and gold singles and four platinum and gold albums, 13 No. 1 active rock hits, and averages more than four million monthly listeners on Spotify as one of the most-listened-to rock bands on the platform with over 600 million streams, contributing to their more than one billion total overall streams to date. Every single released throughout the band’s career has hit the Top 10 on the rock charts – an unparalleled feat.

Shinedown’s uplifting new single “Get Up” from their chart-topping album “Attention Attention” on Atlantic Records has been moving listeners around the globe with its offer of hope, empathy, and encouragement in the face of personal struggles, whatever they may be. Offering a light in a time of darkness, especially with mental health issues, is something frontman Brent Smith is deeply connected to after battling his own personal demons, and “Get Up” was born out of watching his friend, Shinedown bassist Eric Bass, deal with clinical depression.

When Smith put pen to paper, a beautiful, universal song rooted in his and Bass’ raw vulnerability took shape. Reaching far beyond any genre or label, “Get Up” speaks to the human spirit in a time of need, and it’s a song that has already resonated with the masses, becoming a fan favorite at arena shows on tour, where the crowd response is palpable. It has drawn attention from the likes of Huffington Post, Salon, Buzzfeed, Parade, Grammy.com, and more; has garnered more than 13 million total streams with key playlisting on Spotify and Apple Music; and is currently on Alternative Radio as well as Active Rock Radio, where it is sailing up the Top 10. The music video was directed by Bill Yukich (Beyonc√©’s “Lemonade,” Marilyn Manson, Wiz Khalifa).

“Attention Attention” simultaneously hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock, and Hard Rock Albums charts and debuted in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on iTunes. The story that unfolds as the album progresses is a poignant and enduring statement about humanity, touching on topics such as overcoming struggles, mental health, not being afraid to fail and the resolve of the human spirit, as seen on tracks like the No. 1 Active Rock hit “Devil” (which became the band’s 12th No. 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart – one step away from the record of most No. 1s in the history of the chart) and the anthemic “The Human Radio.” Given the deeply personal nature of the record, Shinedown went in-house for production for the first time ever, enlisting Bass to produce and mix the album in its entirety.

Shinedown is currently on the road with their co-headlining U.S. tour with Godsmack – one of the biggest rock tours of the summer that came to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Aug. 31 – before heading overseas for a headlining U.K./European tour set to kick off on Oct. 29. Many of these shows are already sold out.

See NEPA Scene’s photos of Shinedown, Godsmack, and Red Sun Rising playing in Scranton back in August here.