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Shinedown duo heading out on acoustic tour


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Shinedown singer Brent Smith and guitarist Zach Myers will embark on the “Songs For The Soul: An Intimate Acoustic Evening” tour in early December, billed as Smith & Myers. Smith said in a statement, “Zach and I are extremely excited to be bringing the Smith & Myers tour to a city near you. 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!”

The pair went out on a similar run in December 2015, delivering unplugged versions of Shinedown favorites plus covers of classic and contemporary hits.

  • In January 2014, the pair released a digital EP called (Acoustic Sessions) as Smith & Myers.
  • Smith told us at the time why the EP didn’t go out under the Shinedown name: “The label wanted to do that, and we were like, ‘Okay.’ ‘Cause the label was like, ‘Yes, you’re in Shinedown, but it’s not really Shinedown because — I mean, it’s all an extension of Shinedown because Zach’s the guitar player in Shinedown and I’m the singer in Shinedown. But, you know, it was just me and Zach, so I think the label kind of wanted to do maybe a little bit different branding on this particular acoustic cover EP that was coming out, ’cause it is a little different.”
  • The EP contained covers of songs from the ClashMetallicaOtis Redding, the Black CrowesSoul Asylum and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
  • The final selection was chosen from thousands of submissions by fans and narrowed down through daily voting on Facebook. The project was initially envisioned as a 10-track album, but four songs were held up awaiting clearance, meaning the initial idea was carved in two.
  • Shinedown has been working on its sixth studio album for most of the past year.
  • Confirmed Smith & Myers tour dates (subject to change):
    December 1 – Revolution Live – Fort Lauderdale, FL
    December 2 – House Of Blues – Orlando, FL
    December 4 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
    December 5 – The Queen – Wilmington, DE
    December 6 – Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA
    December 8 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
    December 9 – Cone Denim Entertainment Center – Greensboro, NC
    December 11 – Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
    December 12 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
    December 14 – Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL
    December 15 – New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
    December 16 – The Truman – Kansas City, MO
    December 18 – The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
    December 19 – The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
    December 20 – The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
    January 4 – Majestic Madison – Madison, WI
    January 5 – Green Bay Distillery – Ashwaubenon, WI
    January 6 – The Forge – Joliet, IL


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CHECK IT OUT: Watch fan-filmed footage of Smith & Myers live in 2015

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