Shinedown / New album Planet Zero a dystopian caution for a world in crisis

Shinedown have released the title track from their seventh studio album Planet Zero, which is due for release on 22 April 2022. Brent Smiths incisive lyrics will look at the disastrous effects of social media on mental health and society and the current unbridled cancel culture.

“If we shut each other down,” Brent Smith said, “and allow ourselves to be divided by the information we consume and the way we talk to each other, we lose our humanity.”

Brent Smith, Shinedown
Brent Smith. “Planet Zero was written for all of us.” Photo: Steve Ritchie/MetalTalk

“When you look outside of your phone,” Smith says, “you will see there are so many people doing good things and trying to take care of each other. But we’re starting to see parts of society slip into an unknown.

“Planet Zero was written for all of us. The fact is that we’re all here on this planet no matter what, so it’s time to actually move forward together with empathy, perseverance and strength. With that said, welcome to Planet Zero.”

You can pre-order the album at shinedown.lnk.to/planetzero and receive the title track as an instant download. Shinedown are currently touring North America.

Planet Zero tracklist:

2184
No Sleep Tonight
Planet Zero
Welcome
Dysfunctional You
Dead Don’t Die
Standardized Experiences
America Burning
Do Not Panic
A Symptom Of Being Human
Hope
A More Utopian Future
Clueless And Dramatic
Sure Is Fun
Daylight
This Is A Warning
The Saints Of Violence And Innuendo
Army Of The Underappreciated
Delete
What You Wanted

2022 Tour Dates

1 February – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom ^
2 February – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex ^
4 February – Las Vegas, NV @ The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas ^
5 February – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort & Casino ^
7 February – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre ^
8 February – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall ^
1 April – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena #
2 April – Boise, ID @ ExtraMile Arena #
4 April – Billings, MT @ First Interstate Arena #
6 April – Fargo, ND @ FARGODOME #
8 April – Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center #
9 April – Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center #
11 April – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center #
12 April – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena #
14 April – Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center #
15 April – Hershey, PA @ GIANT Center #
16 April – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun #
18 April – Portland, ME @ Cross Insurance Arena #
20 April – Baltimore, MD @ Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena #
22 April – Charleston, WV @ Charleston Coliseum #
23 April – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center #
24 April – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena #
26 April – Evansville, IN @ Ford Center #
28 April – Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena #
29 April – Little Rock, AR @ Simmons Bank Arena #
30 April – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena #
3 May – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum #
4 May – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena #
6 May – Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena #
7 May – Knoxville, TN @ Thompson-Boling Arena #
21 May – Daytona Beach, FL @ Welcome To Rockville
3 June – Nuremberg, Germany @ Rock im Park
5 June – Nuremberg, Germany @ Rock am Ring
7 June – Budapest, Hungary @ Groupama Aréna +
9 June – Hamburg, Germany @ edel-optics.de Arena
11 June – Donington, UK @ Download Festival
13 June – Belfast, UK @ Ormeau Park +
16 June – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli Vredenburg
17 June – Clisson, France @ Hellfest
18 June – Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting
14 July – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee ^
19 July – Quebec, QC @ Centre Videotron *^
20 July – Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia *^
22 July – Toronto, ON @ History *^
23 July – Windsor, ON @ The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor *^
26 July – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre *^
27 July – Moose Jaw, SK @ Mosaic Place *^
29 July – Saskatoon, SK @ TCU Place *^
30 July – Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Resort & Casino *^
31 July – Edmonton, AB @ Convention Centre *^
2 August – Penticton, BC @ South Okanagan Event Centre *^
3 August – Abbotsford, BC @ Abbotsford Centre *^

KEY:
* with Pop Evil
^ with Ayron Jones
# with The Pretty Reckless and DIAMANTE
+ with Iron Maiden

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