Shinedown exploded onto the US rock scene in 2003 with their RIAA platinum-certified breakthrough debut, ‘Leave A Whisper’. 2005 saw the release of sophomore album ‘Us and Them’, the RIAA gold-certified record that yielded the blockbusting single “Save Me” – a track which dominated the airwaves holding down the number one spot in the mainstream rock charts for a stunning twelve consecutive weeks. The success of ‘Save Me’ was followed by two further Top 5 hits - “Heroes” and “I Dare You.”
The band have had an incredible 2009 thus far, earlier this year they released album ‘The Sound Of Madness’ (produced by multiple Grammy Award-winner Rob Cavallo), debuting at number 8 on the Billboard 200 in the US. The UK are falling under their spell with recent single ‘Second Chance’ playlisted at Radio 1, Absolute, XFM, Kerrang and Scuzz amongst others. They completed a headline tour of the UK in January which saw them sell out Camden’s Electric Ballroom and June. They have also bagged themselves a nomination at the forthcoming Kerrang! Awards for ‘Best International Newcomer’.
Press Release - 29/07/09