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Shinedown duo heading out on acoustic tour
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 Clash, Metallica, Otis Redding, the Black Crowes, Soul 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