Shinedown: Launches The ‘Planet Zero Observer’ Interactive App

 
 
Launches The ‘Planet Zero Observer’ Interactive App, Putting Planet Zero In Orbit Ahead of The July 1st Album Release
 
Veeps Free Global Livestream Of Album Release Day Show and In-Store Signing Will Broadcast Live From Daddy Kool Records In St. Petersburg, FL on July 1st at 3pm ET
 
New Single “Daylight” Out Now
 
Planet Zero World Tour Continues This Summer
 
 
 (Photo Credit: Sanjay Parikh; download the photo HERE)
 
New York, NY – [June 21, 2022] – Ahead of the release of their new studio album Planet Zero on July 1st, multi-platinum band Shinedown is putting Planet Zero in orbit, unveiling their interactive app, the Planet Zero Observer.
 
By allowing access to location and gyroscope on your mobile device, fans can discover Planet Zero in orbit, plus other secrets in the sky. By using the Observer, fans can unlock exclusive content, messages from Shinedown and CYREN, share content, and much more. The Planet Zero Observer was designed by Lee Martin, an in-demand creative who develops cutting-edge digital experiences and content, pushing the boundaries of how we interact and engage with music. PRESS HERE to download the Planet Zero Observer.
 
Shinedown also recently announced that they will be celebrating the release of Planet Zero with a free Veeps global livestream of their album release day event on July 1st. Taking place at Daddy Kool Records in St. Petersburg, FL, beginning at 3pm EST, Shinedown will perform a ticketed free outdoor show (now sold out) followed by a celebration and signing in-store with fans. The first 500 people to pre-order Planet Zero on Exclusive Clear LP/CD and select in-store pick-up as the shipping option HERE will be guaranteed entry to the in-store signing (which is separate from the performance ticket). The albums will be distributed in store at the signing following the show. 
 
Please visit the event page HERE to get access to a free ticket to this special release day livestream experience, which will be shared with fans worldwide by Veeps, a premium concert streaming platform launched by Joel and Benji Madden and part of Live Nation Entertainment. 
 
Shinedown’s new single, the soaring and poignant anthem “Daylight,” is a meaningful portrait of a vital human connection that reminds us that we are never alone, and reflects the importance of empathy and the relationships in our lives that help get us through to the next day. Planet Zero, which already spawned the band’s record-breaking 18th #1 hit with lead single and title track “Planet Zero,” is available for pre-order HERE.
 
“Planet Zero,” “Daylight,” and previously released album track “The Saints of Violence and Innuendo” are the latest additions to a catalog that has earned Shinedown recognition for their timely and relevant messages behind their chart-topping hits that resonate with not only their global audience and the rock community, but the greater public and our culture at large. With more than 6.5 billion global streams, the record for the most mainstream rock #1 hits ever, platinum or gold certification for all their albums, and major media praise, Shinedown has cemented their status as one of the most vital and forward-thinking powerhouses in music.
 
Planet Zero is an incisive yet optimistic look at the fractures and frays of a society that has undergone many challenges in the last few years, seeing Shinedown take on the forces that are keeping us divided at a time when we need to be coming together. The high-concept, viscerally charged album, produced by Shinedown’s Eric Bass, takes a hard look at the divisiveness among those of differing ideologies, cancel culture ran rampant, the toxicity of social media, the need for honesty in our public discourse, and the corrosive effects of these things on mental health and humanity. A dystopian saga that warns of dangerous dehumanizing consequences, Planet Zero is a reminder that if we shut each other down, we risk losing empathy, respect for one another, and our ability to communicate and unify in a way that leads to actual progress and understanding. The album also shares hope, perseverance, triumph, and reminders that we all need one another. After all, it is the band’s impassioned striving for unity that has long been at the heart of their creative output.
 
Shinedown recently wrapped a UK/European run of live dates where they rocked endless seas of festivalgoers at the likes of Download, Rock am Ring, Rock im Park, Hellfest and more. In July, Shinedown returns to the U.S. with their Planet Zero World Tour to kick off a U.S./Canadian summer run before their Fall U.S. tour begins September 3rd followed by a headline run in the UK/Europe later this year. For tickets and all show details, please visit www.shinedown.com
 
 
PRAISE FOR PLANET ZERO
 
“’Daylight’ is the most powerful of pop-rock songs created to remind us that we are truly all in this together.” – PEOPLE
 
“We’re lucky to have Planet Zero as a warning flare. The album is Shinedown’s most strident statement yet. From cancel culture to Twitter addiction to divisive politics, Shinedown take shots at the forces that undermine our shared humanity.” – GRAMMY.com
 
“a blatant warning—lose connection and lose humanity.” – Parade
 
“…a high-concept treatise on societal affairs during the past 22 months, including the travails of living through a pandemic, the pitfalls of social media, mental health issues, political divisiveness, partisan media and cancel culture.” – Billboard
 
“… ravages sound waves and inspires thoughts. It’s a great blend of art and attitude.”–
American Songwriter
 
“Shinedown’s songs are always socially relevant and ‘Planet Zero’ is no exception…they are back with more powerful messaging about humanity…” – Spectrum News
 
SHINEDOWN TOUR DATES 2022
 
July 1 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Daddy Kool Records
July 8 – Deadwood, SD @ Deadwood Live! Open Air Music Series
July 9 – Deadwood, SD @ Deadwood Live! Open Air Music Series
July 11- Casper, WY @ Ford Wyoming Center^
July 12- Kearney, NE @ Viaero Event Center^
July 14 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
July 15- Council Bluffs, IA @ Westfair Amphitheatre (special guests Jelly Roll, Austin Meade & Salt Creek)
July 16 – Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest
July 19 – Quebec, QC @ Centre Videotron *^
July 20 – Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia *^
July 22 – Toronto, ON @ History *
July 23 – Windsor, ON @ The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor *^
July 26 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre *^
July 27 – Moose Jaw, SK @ Mosaic Place *^
July 29 – Saskatoon, SK @ TCU Place *^
July 30 – Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Resort & Casino *^
July 31 – Edmonton, AB @ Convention Centre *^
August 2 – Penticton, BC @ South Okanagan Event Centre *^
August 3 – Abbotsford, BC @ Abbotsford Centre *^
August 28 – Knoxville, TN @ Thompson Bolin Arena #
September 2- Pryor, OK @Pryor Creek Festival Grounds
September 3 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Azura Amphitheater ~
September 5 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre ~
September 6 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ Alliant Energy Powerhouse ~
September 9 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Pavilion at Star Lake ~
September 10 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center ~
September 11 – Camden, NJ @ Waterfront Music Pavilion ~
September 13 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center ~
September 14 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center ~
September 16 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion ~
September 17 – Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview ~
September 18 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loan Amphitheater at Virginia Beach ~
September 20 – Darien, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater ~
September 21 – Detroit, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theater ~
September 23 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life  (not a Live Nation date)
September 24- Grayslake, IL @ WIIL Rock Fest – Lake County Fairgrounds
September 26 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion ~
September 28- Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center ~
September 30 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory ~
October 1 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ~
October 2 – Cedar Park, TX @ H-E-B Center at Cedar Park ~ (not a Live Nation date)
October 5 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater ~
October 7 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion ~
October 8 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center ~
October 9 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock (not a Live Nation date)
November 7 – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique ^^
November 8 – Paris, France @ Le Bataclan ^^
November 10 – Cologne, Germany @ Palladium ^^
November 12 – Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle ^^
November 15 – Offenbach, Germany @ Stadthalle Offenbach ^^
November 16 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Halle 662 ^^
November 18 – Milan, Italy @ Lorenzini District ^^
November 19 – Munich, Germany @ Zenith, Die Kulturhalle @
November 21 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Forum Karlin ^^
November 22 – Warsaw, Poland @ Expo XXI ^^
November 26 – Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena Cardiff ^^
November 27 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo ^^
November 29 – Nottingham, UK @ Motorpoint Arena Nottingham^^
November 30 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy Glasgow^^
December 1 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium ^^
December 4 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega **
December 6 – Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene **
December 7 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Annexet **
December 9 – Helsinki, Finland @ Ice Hall Black Box **
 
 
KEY:
* with Pop Evil
^ with Ayron Jones
 # Dorothy and Diamante
~ with Jelly Roll and John Harvi
^^ with Asking Alexandria and Zero 9:36
** with Zero 9:36
 
 
ABOUT SHINEDOWN
 
Multi-platinum, record-breaking band Shinedown – Brent Smith [vocals], Zach Myers [guitar], Eric Bass [bass, production], and Barry Kerch [drums] – were named #1 on Billboard’s Greatest Of All Time Mainstream Rock Artists Chart, after notching the most ever #1s (17) in the 40-year history of the Mainstream Rock Songs Chart with a string of consecutive #1 hit singles “Atlas Falls,” “ATTENTION ATTENTION,” “GET UP,” “MONSTERS,” “DEVIL,” and now “Planet Zero.” With  over 6.5 billion global streams, 18 #1 Active Rock hits, 10 million albums sold worldwide, 14 platinum and gold singles, platinum or gold certification for all their albums, all 28 career singles reaching the Top 5 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs Chart, and countless sold-out arena tours, Shinedown have also become an essential cultural force as evidenced by their major media acclaim and participation in the prestigious 92Y Talks series. The band’s last studio album, 2018’s acclaimed  ATTENTION ATTENTION  , debuted in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 and simultaneously hit #1 on Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock and Hard Rock Albums Charts.  Shinedown also recently made their ATTENTION ATTENTION feature film available worldwide. A stunning visual counterpart to their 2018 acclaimed album of the same name, the film, directed by Bill Yukich (Beyoncé, Metallica, Wiz Khalifa), brings to life the album’s narrative about a mental health journey and the resolve of the human spirit, weaving together 14 songs into a provocative and thought-provoking cinematic story that illuminates yet another dimension of Shinedown’s limitless creativity. 
 
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