Shinedown’s Smith + Myers to Embark on Winter 2017 Acoustic Tour
Shinedown have been a force for hard rock for over fifteen years. While many fans are gravitated towards the band for energetic, heavy riffing, a big appeal of the band has been their ability to get down with some killer melodies and beautifully soft songs. Thus it only makes sense that singer Brent Smith and guitarist Zach Myers will be embarking on another acoustic tour as part of their Shinedown offshoot, Smith & Myers.
"Zach and I are extremely excited to be bringing the Smith & Myers tour to a city near you," said Smith in a statement. "We feel this will be a unique and intimate experience for our fans and what better time to celebrate but during the holiday season. See you at the show!"
Smith & Myers made their debut a few years ago with a pair of cover EPs. The covers were chosen by fans via Facebook, and include a diverse set of songs, including The Clash's "London Calling," Otis Redding's "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay," Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive" and more. The acoustic takes on these songs bridged the gap between a range of different genres, all sounding smooth under the band's umbrella.
For fans of Shinedown proper, new music is on the way soon. Back in July, the band spoke of plans for the next album, and about the wealth of material they've been writing for the album. “We started the sixth Shinedown record the middle of [this] January,” Smith says. “We entered the process of writing in the studio. For us right now, we’re gonna finish this run that we’re doing, and then we’re actually going back to the studio, and then we’ve got a couple of shows to take care of in August — we finish up on Aug. 9 — and then we’re in Los Angeles recording for pretty much the rest of August. And then we’ve got three more shows to take care in September and then enter the studio again. Right now, we’re working in Charleston, S.C.”
Find out where Smith & Myers are gigging below!
Smith & Myers 2017 Tour Dates
Dec. 01 - Fort Lauderdale, Fla. @ Revolution Live
Dec. 02 - Orlando, Fla. @ House Of Blues
Dec. 04 - Silver Spring, Md. @ The Fillmore
Dec. 05 - Wilmington, Del. @ The Queen
Dec. 06 - Stroudsburg, Pa. @ Sherman Theater
Dec. 08 - Sayreville, N.J. @ Starland Ballroom
Dec. 09 - Greensboro, N.C. @ Cone Denim Entertainment Center
Dec. 11 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Cannery Ballroom
Dec. 12 - Atlanta, Ga. @ The Masquerade
Dec. 14 - Mobile, Ala. @ Soul Kitchen
Dec. 15 - Memphis, Tenn. @ New Daisy Theatre
Dec. 16 - Kansas City, Mo. @ The Truman
Dec. 18 - Flint, Mich. @ The Machine Shop
Dec. 19 - Flint, Mich. @ The Machine Shop
Dec. 20 - Flint, Mich. @ The Machine Shop
Jan. 04 - Madison, Wis. @ Majestic Madison
Jan. 05 - Ashwaubenon, Wis. @ Green Bay Distillery
Jan. 06 - Joliet, Ill. @ The Forge
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