Offers Optimism With Never-Before-Heard Song From The Vault
“Atlas Falls”
Available Now As A Download With The Purchase of A Special T-Shirt
All Proceeds Will Be Donated To Non-Profit Humanitarian Aid Organisation Direct Relief Which Is Providing Personal Protective Equipment and Essential Medical Items To Health Workers Responding To Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Don’t give up now /
There’s already so much at stake /
If Atlas falls, I’ll rise up and carry us all the way /
It won’t pull me down /
The weight of impossible days /
I’ll stand tall /
I’ll rise up and carry us all the way
Multi-platinum band Shinedown are reaching into their vault to make available a never-before-heard, brand new song “Atlas Falls,” which will benefit Direct Relief, a non-profithumanitarian aid organisation that is currently working to provide personal protective equipment and essential medical items, including protective masks, exam gloves, and isolation gowns, to U.S. and international health workers responding toCoronavirus (COVID-19).
The song is available now for download with the purchase of a special T-shirt. 100% of proceeds will go to Direct Relief, one of the largest providers of humanitarian medical resources in the world whose mission is to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergency situations by mobilising and providing essential medical resources needed for their care.
As the global response to the pandemic unfolds, “Atlas Falls” offers a message of optimism and faith in humanity. Drawing inspiration from the Greek myth of Titan Atlas who carries a celestial sphere on his shoulders, the song is a reassuring anthem that if Atlas falls, we will hold each other up in times of strife.
CLICK HERE to purchase the t-shirt and download “Atlas Falls”
CLICK HERE to listen to a clip of the song
Shinedown is kicking this off with a $20,000 donation of their own to Direct Relief. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an urgent need for protective equipment for doctors, nurses, and other health professionals being called upon to maintain regular health services and also care for those who become seriously ill and face the risk of death from the effects of the virus. Direct Relief is working in overdrive to get protective gear into the hands of as many health workers as possible as quickly as possible, with emergency deliveries leaving daily for medical facilities across the U.S. For more information on Direct Relief’s COVID-19 response efforts, please click HERE.
Shinedown’s Brent Smith comments, “I have always said and believe to be true that music can heal us all. We need music, and each other, now more than ever as we all are witnessing a global pandemic unlike anything we have ever seen in many generations. Myself, Barry, Zach, Eric, and our Shinedown family want the entire world to know that we are in this together, and we must all do our part and continue to encourage love, respect and take care of each other. Now is the time to put our differences aside so that we can truly lift each other up. We have partnered with an incredible organisation Direct Relief who are doing important work globally to help the medical community receive the resources they need in order to save lives. Years ago during the writing and recording of the ‘Amaryllis’ album there was a song that meant a great deal to me and the band titled it “Atlas Falls.” Although the song did not make the album, I always felt that one day the world would hear it… It has never been more clear to me than right now that the time has come for ‘Atlas Falls’ to arrive.”
Due to CDC guidelines and in compliance with local, state and federal government mandates regarding COVID-19, Shinedown’s Deep Dive Tour originally planned for April and May has been re-scheduled for August and September. Please visit www.shinedown.com/shows for the full list of upcoming dates. All tickets will be honoured for these shows. The intimate Deep Dive Tour will see Shinedown diving into their extensive catalogue to perform an array of deep cuts and B-sides, some of which have never been played live before, along with their biggest hits.
ABOUT DIRECT RELIEF
Direct Relief is a California-based nonprofit organisation that is licensed to distribute medications in all 50 U.S. states, and each year supports humanitarian health efforts throughout the U.S. and in 100 countries globally. To learn more, visit https://www.directrelief.org.
ABOUT SHINEDOWN
Since forming in Jacksonville, Florida in 2001, Shinedown – Brent Smith [vocals], Zach Myers [guitar], Eric Bass [bass, production], and Barry Kerch [drums] – have sold more than 10 million albums and 10 million singles worldwide, earned 14 platinum and gold singles, five platinum and gold albums, 16 No. 1 Active Rock hits, and amassed more than 2.5 billion total streams. They have crushed Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart with all of their 26 consecutive career singles reaching the Top 5, an unparalleled achievement. Recent hits “ATTENTION ATTENTION,” “GET UP,” “MONSTERS” and “DEVIL” bring their total to 16 No. 1s on the Mediabase Active Rock Chart and 15 No. 1s on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs Chart, tying the record for the most No. 1s ever on both charts. The story that unfolds on their latest acclaimed album ATTENTION ATTENTION (Atlantic Records) is an enduring statement about the resolve of the human spirit – touching on themes such as mental health, overcoming struggles and not being afraid to fail and the importance of our human connection with one another. Speaking to the human spirit in a time of need, crossover hit “GET UP” (which has racked up more than 59 million streams and landed the band on Live with Kelly & Ryan) quickly became a beacon of light for listeners around the globe with its urgent and universal message of hope, empathy and encouragement. Shinedown’s distinct mix of explosive rock ‘n’ roll spirit, thought-provoking lyrics, melodic sensibility and cinematic flourishes colors on ATTENTION ATTENTION, which has racked up more than 355 million global streams, simultaneously hit #1 on Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock and Hard Rock Albums Charts, debuted Top 5 on the Billboard 200, and led to two iHeart Radio Music Award nominations for Rock Artist of the Year and Rock Song of the Year in both 2019 and 2020. Hailed for their high-octane live shows, Shinedown continues to engender diehard love from millions of global fans and has racked up countless sold-out tours and festival headlining sets, propelled by their world-class showmanship and the undeniable power of front man Brent Smith’s voice.
SHINEDOWN 2020 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
July 31                              Windsor, ON @ The Coloseum, Caesar’s Windsor
August 1                          Mount Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
August 2                          Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion
August 4                          Bethlehem, PA @ Musikfest
August 6                          Davenport, IA @ Mississippi Valley Fair
August 7                          Sioux City, IA @ Battery Park
August 8                           Sturgis, SD @ Buffalo Chip Campground
DEEP DIVE TOUR DATES
August 12                        Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl
August 14                        San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
August 15                        Funner, CA @ Harrah’s Resort SoCal
August 16                       Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
August 18                        El Paso, TX @ The Plaza Theater
August 19                        Midland, TX @ Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
August 21                        Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
August 22                        Lake Charles, LA @ Golden Nugget Casino
August 24                        Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
August 25                        Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
August 26                        Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater
August 28                        Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theater
August 29                        Tulsa, OK @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
August 31                        Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace
September 1                  Greensboro, NC @ Piedmont Hall
September 4                  Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
September 5                  Orlando, FL @ Orlando Amphitheater
September 6                  Savannah, GA @ Johnny Mercer Theater
September 8                  Columbia, SC @ Township Auditorium
September 9                  Chattanooga, TN @ Tivoli Theater
September 11               Little Rock, AR @ Robinson Center
September 12               St. Louis, MO @ PointFest at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
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