‘Shinedown’ and ‘Breaking Benjamin’ Announce Co-Headlining Tour


shinedownbenjaminpostertour_668Shinedown and Breaking Benjamin will join forces for a co-headlining U.S. tour this fall. Support on the trek will come from Sevendust. The cross-country tour kicks off on October 16 at Wichita, Kansas’s Intrust Arena and continues until the tour finale on November 24 at Portland, Maine’s Cross Insurance Arena.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning at 10 a.m. local time on Friday, August 14. Limited pre-sale tickets will be made available to members of the fan clubs for either Shinedown or Breaking Benjamin beginning at 10 a.m. local time on Tuesday, August 11 until 10 p.m. local time on Thursday, August 13. Dates and locations are listed below.

Shinedown has announced that its new album will be called “Threat To Survival” and will be released on September 18. The band’s fifth studio effort follows up 2012’s “Amaryllis” and features the single ‘Cut The Cord’, which recently hit No. 1 on the rock radio chart.

Frontman Brent Smith said about the record: “‘Threat To Survival’ refers to that primal instinct in all of us that determines how we respond to crisis and conflict…This album represents those deciding moments for us as a band. It’s a collection of scenarios that made us who we are, and is, by far, the most autobiographical album we’ve created to date.”

The disc is available for pre-order on the band’s web site and all other online retailers.

Shinedown just completed its first U.S. tour in more than two years, visiting theatres and other intimate venues across the country.

The band performed a set that included classic hits, deep cuts, and new songs from “Threat To Survival”.

Breaking Benjamin‘s new effort, “Dark Before Dawn”, sold 141,000 copies in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 1.

Breaking Benjamin‘s previous album, 2009’s “Dear Agony”, entered at No. 4 with first-week sales of 134,000 copies. The outfit’s previous chart peak was No. 2 for 2006’s “Phobia”, although that disc sold less with 125,000 copies moved in the first seven days.

“Dark Before Dawn” features original frontman Ben Burnley leading an all-new lineup of the group, which has been expanded from a quartet to a five-piece.

Burnley fired two earlier members in 2010 over a legal battle, while a third member departed in 2013.

Burnley unveiled Breaking Benjamin 2.0 last year, with the lineup consisting of drummer Shaun Foist, bassist Aaron Bruch, former RED guitarist Jasen Rauch and ex-Adelitas Way guitarist Keith Wallen.

The dates are as follows:

Oct. 16 – Wichita, KS – Intrust Arena
Oct. 18 – Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Amphitheater
Oct. 20 – Rio Rancho, NM – Santa Ana Star Center
Oct. 21 – Phoenix, AZ – KUPD Festival @ Mesa Amphitheater
Oct. 22 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
Oct. 24 – Sacramento, CA – Monster Energy Aftershock 2015
Oct. 26 – Everett, WA – Xfinity Center
Oct. 27 – Kennewick, WA – Toyota Center
Oct. 29 – Bozeman, MT – Brick Breedan Fieldhouse
Oct. 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Maverick Center
Oct. 31 – Broomfield, CO – 1st Bank Events Center
Nov. 02 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
Nov. 04 – Cedar Rapids, IA – US Cellular Center
Nov. 06 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
Nov. 07 – Youngstown, OH – Covelli Center
Nov. 08 – Salem, VA – Salem Center
Nov. 10 – Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Coliseum
Nov. 11 – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center
Nov. 13 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Nov. 14 – Little Rock, AR – Verizon Center
Nov. 15 – Cape Girardeau, MO – Show Me Center
Nov. 17 – Fayetteville, NC – Crown Center Coliseum
Nov. 19 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Nov. 20 – St. College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center
Nov. 21 – Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Arena
Nov. 23 – Albany, NY – Time Union Center
Nov. 24 – Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena

Weblinks: Shinedown / Breaking Benjamin

Video below: Breaking Benjamin – ‘Failure’

Video below: Shinedown – ‘Cut The Cord’

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