Today’s the day when Shinedownlaunch their U.S. tour to promote their new album ATTENTION ATTENTION in Estero, Florida.
The bands front-man Brent Smith promises that even if you’ve seen the band before, these shows will be the best ever.
Smith told ABC Radio: “We’re gonna give back to the audience, man,” adding: “We’re gonna give them the most amazing show they’ve ever seen.”
Smith also said that when the band performs their new single “GET UP,” there won’t be a dry eye in the room as he wrote the song about bassist Eric Bass’ battle with depression.
He talked further about the lyrics: “It’s not because they’re sad,” explaining: “You can see the release. Like, this elephant that has been sitting on their chest that is getting off of their chest, you know? All that…they’ve built up inside of them, and it turns into a pressure cooker, you can see the release when we play the song.”
When Smith sees the live reaction to “GET UP” it is in his words: “overwhelming.”
“It’s also wonderful to see those tears, that it’s joy,” adding: “It’s a celebration more than anything…They understand, for the first time, ‘Wow, I’m really not alone. I’m not the only one that feels this way.'”
The Shinedown tour has Papa Roach and Asking Alexandria as support, and the tour wraps up in Loveland, Colorado on March 20th.