Shinedown, Pretty Reckless, and Diamante bring ‘Revolution’ to Giant Center in Hershey on April 15
From a press release:
Hailed for their high-octane live shows, multi-platinum rock band Shinedown has announced their second headlining North American outing for 2022, The Revolution’s Live Tour, with special guests The Pretty Reckless and Diamante.
Kicking off April 1 in Spokane, Washington and produced by Frank Productions, the 24-date trek will see the acclaimed quartet travel to Boise, Green Bay, Des Moines, Baltimore, Columbus, Wichita, Birmingham, Greensboro, and Nashville, among other cities, before wrapping in Knoxville on May 7. The only Pennsylvania date is Friday, April 15 at the Giant Center (550 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey).
Later in May, Shinedown will head to Daytona Beach for Welcome to Rockville, where they’ll headline on Saturday, May 21 alongside Guns N’ Roses and Rise Against.
“Without question, we are beyond excited for this tour!” frontman Brent Smith said. “Not only to bring the fans/family the biggest stage show we have ever created, but also to be working with two extraordinary bands fronted by the most incredible women in rock ‘n’ roll today. The Revolution’s Live, so let’s go!”
The tour will follow the band’s winter run, Shinedown Live in Concert, where they will bring their exciting live performance, backed by their eye-popping production, back to arenas for the first time since 2020. The upcoming 22-date outing will travel throughout the West Coast, Canada, and more, stopping in such cities as Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas, Seattle, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal. Pop Evil and Ayron Jones, who recently performed at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, will support on select dates.
After taking over North America, Shinedown will move their live set across the pond next summer for a U.K. and European run featuring festival appearances at Rock im Park and Rock am Ring in Germany, Download Festival in the U.K., and HellFest in France, along with select shows with Iron Maiden.
The new tour announcement comes on the heels of the recent RIAA gold certification of their 2018 record-breaking studio album “Attention Attention.” The band’s chart-topping and sixth full-length record, featuring hits such as crossover anthem “Get Up,” the explosive “Monsters,” certified gold rocker “Devil,” the rousing “Human Radio,” and the title track, has accumulated more than 622 million global streams; debuted in the Top 5 of the Billboard 200; simultaneously hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock, and Hard Rock Albums charts; and led to five iHeart Radio Music Award nominations.
“Attention Attention” has also been turned into an enthralling sonic and visual experience, bringing to life the in-depth story behind the album. The feature film, released in September via Gravitas Ventures, is available for viewing on digital and cable VOD in the U.S. and Canada via Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, Comcast, Dish Network, Verizon Fios, and Mediacom, and is also available for purchase on Blu-ray and DVD. The stunning work of art, hailed as “a visual masterpiece” and “optical roller-coaster ride,” was directed by Bill Yukich (Beyoncé, Metallica, Wiz Khalifa) and features theatrical performances from the band, Melora Walters (“Magnolia,” “Big Love,” “PEN15”), and Francesca Eastwood (“Old,” “Twin Peaks,” “Fargo”), among others. From life’s lowest lows to the highest highs, what emerges from the film is a powerful and enduring statement about humanity, overcoming struggle, the importance of mental health, not being afraid to fail, and the resolve of the human spirit.
Ahead of all that 2022 has in store, fans can catch Smith & Myers, the duo comprised of singer Brent Smith and guitarist Zach Myers that performed at the Circle Drive-In in Dickson City in 2020, on their in-progress headlining tour this month, which will wrap with a special New Year’s Eve show in Orlando on Dec. 31 featuring special guests J.R. Moore and Zack Mack.
Hailing from Jacksonville, Florida, 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, earned 14 platinum and gold singles, six platinum and gold albums, 17 No. 1 Active Rock hits, amassed more than 4.5 billion total streams, and has recently been named No. 1 on Billboard’s Greatest of All Time Mainstream Rock Artists chart after their latest hit singles “Atlas Falls,” “Attention Attention,” “Get Up,” “Monsters” and “Devil,” brought their total to 16 No. 1s on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs Chart – the most No. 1s ever in the history of the Billboard chart. Each of Shinedown’s 27 charting singles on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart has reached the Top 5 – an unparalleled achievement – and they also hold the record for most Top 5s ever on this chart.
The album “Attention Attention” (Atlantic Records) has accumulated more than 622 million global streams; earned major media acclaim from the likes of ”Live with Kelly & Ryan,” HuffPost, Forbes, Salon, Billboard, Consequence, Buzzfeed, Grammy.com, Parade, and more; and landed them a slot in 92Y’s prestigious talk series, “92Y Talks,” in New York City. As part of their “Atlas Falls” COVID-19 relief effort launched in 2020, Shinedown has raised more than $400,000 for Direct Relief, one of the largest providers of humanitarian medical resources in the world whose mission is to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergency situations by mobilizing and providing essential medical resources needed for their care.
Hailed for their high-energy live shows, explosive rock ‘n’ roll spirit, thought-provoking lyrics, and melodic sensibility, Shinedown continues to engender diehard love from millions of global fans and has racked up countless sold-out arena tours and festival headlining sets backed by their biggest, most eye-popping production yet and propelled by the undeniable power of Smith’s voice.
The Pretty Reckless is set to return to the road this spring with more than three dozen shows across the U.S., Europe, and the U.K.
The extensive outing, which marks their first run of dates since 2016–2017’s Who You Selling For Tour, kicks off with a pair of sold-out headlining shows at Brooklyn Made on March 22-23. On April 1, the New York City band will play 24 North American shows with Shinedown before heading across the Atlantic for concerts throughout the summer, including festival appearances at the Download Festival, Rock im Park, Rock am Ring, and the Netherlands’ Pinkpop, as well as direct support to Foo Fighters in Berlin. This long-awaited tour follows the release of their No. 1-debuting and fourth studio album, “Death by Rock and Roll.”
Ahead of the tour, one of the band’s most popular titles, “Going to Hell,” will return to vinyl. The album, which includes three No. 1 singles, including the platinum-selling “Heaven Knows,” “Messed Up World,” and “Follow Me Down,” lands in stores on Feb. 11.
Originally released in 2014, “Going to Hell” marks the second studio album from The Pretty Reckless, which consists of Taylor Momsen (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Ben Phillips (lead guitar, backing vocals), Mark Damon (bass), and Jamie Perkins (drums). Following the release of 2010’s “Light Me Up,” plus nearly two years of nonstop touring, the band entered Hoboken, New Jersey’s Water Music with producer Kato Khandwala (Paramore, Blondie, My Chemical Romance), but Hurricane Sandy had other ideas. In October of 2012, the storm raged through the Eastern Seaboard, destroying the studio and forcing the group to rerecord much of their new material. The album’s title track chronicled the devastating period.
Despite the initial setbacks, the band released their sophomore album in March of 2014 to massive commercial success. “Going to Hell” debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, marking their first Top 10 album on the chart. Abroad, the LP fared equally as well, debuting at No. 8 in the U.K. and No. 5 in Canada. It was also embraced by the press, with Rolling Stone raving that the album “rages with the upbeat, beat-wise humor that hard rock has suppressed ever since grunge.” Revolver praised, “Momsen leaves most chick rockers in her rear-view mirror thanks to her greatest assets – her daring arrangements and well-crafted tunes,” while Kerrang declared, “If Taylor is indeed going to hell, at least she’s released a truly great album on the way down.”
The album also spawned several bestselling singles, including the anthemic “Heaven Knows,” the rollicking “Follow Me Down,” and the guitar-driven earworm “Messed Up World.” All three songs topped Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart, while just two years later, the band set the record for the most No. 1 singles on the chart by a female-fronted band, thanks to “Take Me Down” off 2016’s “Who You Selling For.” The Pretty Reckless continued to defend their title with the release of their latest LP, which delivered three more No. 1 hits: title track “Death by Rock and Roll,” “And So It Went” (featuring Tom Morello), and “Only Love Can Save Me Now” (featuring Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron of Soundgarden).
Released in February, “Death by Rock and Roll” found the band reeling after two tragic deaths. The first was Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who tragically passed away while on tour with The Pretty Reckless. The second was the band’s longtime collaborator Kato Khandwala, whose signature phrase inspired the album’s title. The album, which paid homage to both men, allowed the group to process their grief while taking a more vulnerable and reflective tone in their writing.
Marking The Pretty Reckless’ Fearless Records debut, “Death by Rock and Roll” was welcomed warmly by audiences and critics alike, debuting at No. 1 on several charts, including Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart and earning glowing reviews from a variety of outlets, including People, V Magazine, and Spin, who hailed the album as “a stunner; a dozen stellar songs that are at once reverential, referential, and intensely personal.”
Before The Revolution’s Live Tour, undeniable rock chanteuse Diamante will visit fans on both sides of the pond with her headlining American Dream Tour and extensive U.K./European Dream Tour in early 2022. The songstress recently premiered her new single and music video, “Unlovable,” from her latest album, “American Dream,” which was released on May 7 via Anti-Heroine.
With a show-stopping voice, runway-ready fashion swagger, and an empowering message, the Boston-raised and Los Angeles-based Mexican-Italian-American siren brings new fire to rock and alternative music.
Diamante spent her teenage years cutting her teeth at local gigs on the Sunset Strip to become the powerhouse performer she is today. A disciple of both Pink and Guns N’ Roses who doesn’t fall into rock star excess or even sport tattoos, she devoted every waking minute to honing a signature “hard rock sound with a modern alternative edge.” This unique and undeniable approach caught the attention of Better Noise Music, who signed her in 2015. She hit the studio with super producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Halestorm, Kelly Clarkson) to record what would become her full-length debut, “Coming in Hot.”
Now three years later, and after extensive touring with bands like Breaking Benjamin (opening for them at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton in 2019), Three Days Grace, Chevelle, and Shinedown, Diamante is in full force, shining brighter than ever before. In 2019, Diamante reunited with Howard Benson, along with Neil Sanderson of Judge & Jury, as an independent artist to make her sophomore album, “American Dream.” She capitalized on her newfound ultimate creative freedom and independence by being her own CEO throughout every facet of the album process. On working with Benson and Sanderson, Diamante said that they were instrumental in “bringing my stories to life and pushing me to embrace my vulnerabilities.”
Along with her music video for “Unlovable,” she has also previously shared smash hits such as fan-favorites “Ghost Myself,” “Serves You Right,” the beautiful reimagination of Goo Goo Dolls classic “Iris” (featuring Breaking Benjamin), and “I Love Myself for Hating You.”
“American Dream” shows exponential growth from “Coming in Hot” both sonically and in its raw authenticity, proving now more than ever that Diamante’s fearlessness to bare her soul in her music is what truly sets her apart.