Shinedown to play Providence in April

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Shinedown will hit the road this spring in support of their forthcoming album, Amaryllis. As part of the “Avalanche” tour, the Florida-based rockers will make their way to Rhode Island and perform at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence on Wednesday, April 18. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Adelitas Way and Art of Dying, are now on sale through eTix for $33.50 and $42.50.

Amaryllis, Shinedown’s fourth studio album, will hit stores on March 27 debut. Featuring lead single “Bully”, the album features the return of Grammy Award-winning producer Rob Cavallo (Kid Rock, Green Day), who worked with the band on their previous record, 2008’s The Sound of Madness. Amaryllis looks to expand Shinedown’s hard rock sound by adding synths, a 27-piece orchestra and a 10-piece horn section to different songs.

“I’ve always seen Shinedown as its own entity,” frontman Brent Smith said in a press release. “This living thing that’s been growing and developing and evolving over the past ten years. During the recording, the vision of what Shinedown is and where it’s going became completely clear. Amaryllis is the manifestation of that vision, the centerpiece of what Shinedown is. It reflects on everything we’ve down and where we’re heading. It’s a message of empowerment, perseverance, and inspiration that I think speaks to fans that have been with us since the beginning as well as those who are just learning about who we are and what we’re about. I can’t wait for the world to hear it.”

As for the upcoming tour, Shinedown is excited to play in more intimate venues. “It’s going to be a lot of fun for us,” said drummer Barry Kerch in a recent interview with Billboard. “We’re going into it with the mind set that it’s not about production and lighting, though we’ll have some of that with us but not over-the-top. It’s going to be bands on a stage, playing rock music, the way it’s supposed to be.”

Pre-orders for the album are available through the band’s website in a variety of bundles, with packages including show tickets, admission to a meet-and-greet session with the band, and signed memorabilia.

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