Shinedown Rock the Charts With "THREAT TO SURVIVAL"

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- Sep 28, 2015 -- Atlantic recording artist Shinedown has made a stunning chart debut with their long-anticipated new album. "THREAT TO SURVIVAL" -- the multi-platinum certified rock band's first new album in three years -- arrived at #5 on the Billboard Top Albums Chart, while simultaneously debuting atop Billboard's Hard Music Albums Chart, #2 on the Rock Albums Chart, and #6 on the Top 200 Chart.

"THREAT TO SURVIVAL" follows 2012's RIAA gold certified "AMARYLLIS," and is highlighted by the current smash single, "Cut The Cord." The track -- produced by Shinedown's own Eric Bass -- was #1 at Active Rock radio outlets nationwide for a remarkable eight weeks and currently remains at #2. The single's explosive success continues a record-setting streak in which every one of the 19 singles released over Shinedown's decade-plus career has ascended to the upper regions of the radio charts -- a feat unmatched by any other rock band.

In addition, the "Cut The Cord" companion video -- directed by the band's longtime collaborator Darren Doane ("Devour," "Sound of Madness," "Bully") -- has already earned individual views approaching 4 million and can now be viewed at Shinedown's official YouTube channel, https://youtu.be/9itwt_opsvQ.

Shinedown is currently set for a major US tour, co-headlined by Breaking Benjamin. The cross-country trek kicks off on October 16th at Wichita, KS' Intrust Arena and continues through late November (see below itinerary). For complete tour details, updates, and ticket availability, please visit www.shinedown.com/shows.

As if that weren't enough, Shinedown is also set to headline a string of October festivals, including Mobile, AL's Soul Kitchen (October 2nd), Louisville, KY's Louder Than Life (October 4th), and Sacramento, CA's Monster Energy Aftershock 2015 (October 24th). In addition, the band will kick off 2016 by crossing the Atlantic for the UK's annual "Carnival of Madness Tour," joining fellow hard rock icons Black Stone Cherry and Atlantic Records labelmates Halestorm for arena dates slated through mid-February.

Known worldwide for their unparalleled streak of hits, Shinedown is without question one of the most successful rock bands of the 21st century. The band's unmatched ascendancy over multi-format rock radio commenced with their 2003 debut "LEAVE A WHISPER" and the 2005 follow-up, "US AND THEM." Together, both albums yielded seven consecutive top 5 radio hits, including the #1 blockbuster, "Save Me."

Released in 2008, "THE SOUND OF MADNESS" proved to be Shinedown's mainstream breakthrough, debuting at #8 on the Billboard 200 before spending 120 consecutive weeks on the chart. The album made rock history, with each of its six singles reaching #1 on the airplay rankings, including the double-platinum certified crossover smash, "Second Chance," which also went to #1 on the Hot AC chart and top 3 at Top 40.

"AMARYLLIS" followed in 2012 and immediately entered Billboard's "Rock Albums" chart at #1 while also coming in at #4 on the overall Billboard 200 with over 105,000 units sold in the first week -- the multi-platinum group's biggest chart debut thus far. The album spawned a trio of massive hits in "Bully," "Unity," and "Enemies," all of which reached #1 at Active Rock radio, bringing Shinedown's tally of consecutive chart-toppers at the format to an amazing nine and counting. In addition, two additional singles from "AMARYLLIS" -- "I'll Follow You" and "Adrenaline" -- both reached the top 5 at Rock radio, furthering Shinedown's extraordinary streak of top-charting singles.

Hailed by fans as an explosive and exciting live act, Shinedown have toured hard throughout their career, including countless headline treks and high profile festival appearances. In addition, the band's numerous national television appearances include performances on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and TODAY, CBS' The Early Show, and TBS' Conan, among others. In 2009, Shinedown received an American Music Award nomination for "Best Alternative Rock Band."

Shinedown is: Brent Smith (vocals), Barry Kerch (drums), Zach Myers (guitars), and Eric Bass (bass).

For further news and information, please visit www.shinedown.com.

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(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

SHINEDOWN
US TOUR - FALL 2015

All Dates Co-Headline With Breaking Benjamin

* Festival Appearances

OCTOBER                                                             
2       Mobile, AL           Soul Kitchen *                         
3       Cherokee, NC         Harrah's Cherokee Resort Event Center *
4       Louisville, KY       Louder Than Life *                     
16      Wichita, KS          Intrust Arena                          
18      Lubbock, TX          Canyon Amphitheater                    
20      Rio Rancho, NM       Santa Ana Star Center                  
21      Phoenix, AZ          KUPD Festival @ Mesa Amphitheater      
22      Las Vegas, NV        The Joint                              
24      Sacramento, CA       Monster Energy Aftershock 2015 *       
26      Everett, WA          Xfinity Center                         
27      Kennewick, WA        Toyota Center                          
29      Bozeman, MT          Brick Breedan Fieldhouse               
30      Salt Lake City, UT   Maverick Center                        
31      Broomfield, CO       1st Bank Events Center                 
                                                                    

NOVEMBER                                                  
2        Sioux Falls, SD      Denny Sanford Premier Center
4        Cedar  Rapids,  IA          US  Cellular  Center                    
6                Peoria,  IL                      Peoria  Civic  Center                  
7                Youngstown,  OH              Covelli  Center                            
8                Salem,  VA                        Salem  Center                                
10              Knoxville,  TN                Knoxville  Coliseum                    
11              Huntsville,  AL              Von  Braun  Center                        
13              Nashville,  TN                Bridgestone  Arena                      
14              Little  Rock,  AR            Verizon  Center                            
15              Cape  Girardeau,  MO      Show  Me  Center                            
17              Fayetteville,  NC          Crown  Center  Coliseum              
19              Uncasville,  CT              Mohegan  Sun  Arena                      
20              St.  College,  PA            Bryce  Jordan  Center                  
21              Huntington,  WV              Big  Sandy  Arena                          
23              Albany,  NY                      Time  Union  Center                      
24              Portland,  ME                  Cross  Insurance  Arena              
 

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