Vancouver, BC, July 13, 2015 – Paul Mercs Concerts is pleased to announce the above Canadian tour dates of the iconic rock band, Godsmack! This leg of their North American tour features a long anticipated reunion with Sevendust and, to round out this showcase of extreme talent, The Motorleague.
Following a completely stacked spring and summer schedule which included rapturous main stage stops at Rock On The Range, Welcome to Rockville, and more, the Grammy Award-nominated multi-platinum Boston hard rock juggernaut will hit the road again beginning September 19 at The Shindig Festival in Baltimore, MD, performing in major markets across the States, before concluding October 19 at TD Place in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. The boys are out on the road supporting their chart-topping and critically acclaimed 2014 offering, 1000hp [Republic Records], out everywhere now.
The run includes Sevendust who have a long history within the rock community. Both bands have grown since their early days but are joining forces for some historic dates.
On the not to be missed shows Sully Erna comments “I haven’t been this excited about a tour like Godsmack/Sevendust since we toured with Metallica. This is how concerts should be, two bands that love and complement each other the way fans want it! This will be a MUST SEE concert! Don’t Miss it!
Clint Lowery of Sevendust notes, “We have a lot of history with Godsmack personally and musically and it’s going to be an incredible experience touring with them. We came up together on the music scene and it will be an honor to share the stage with them again and give fans their money’s worth. I can’t think of a better way or a better band to start this touring cycle with. Get ready!!”
Godsmack continues to receive critical acclaim for their powerhouse performances. Phoenix New Times recently wrote, “Godsmack’s sound was much more impressive as there was a louder more resonant feel to the music at this point that packed more of a punch,” The Reading Eagle wrote that they, “pounded through downtuned crunch anchored by a steady backbeat. Sully’s clear vocals cut through it all,” and The Oakland Press said, “The return and the presence of new music clearly energized the group and powered a 14-song, 90-minute show that put a satisfying cap on Uproar.” ARTISTdirect.com put it best claiming, “In light of his recent statements declaring rock music dead, it’s clear that Gene Simmons hasn’t seen GODSMACK live this summer. The Boston quartet’s headlining set packed in enough hits, distortion, fire, and bravado to singlehandedly shoot down any and all feelings that said genre’s funeral has come and gone.”
To date, GODSMACK have notched a staggering now seven number one singles on both the Billboard Mainstream & Active Rock Chart, including “Awake”, “Straight Out of Line”, “Cryin’ Like A Bitch”, and “I Stand Alone”. Moreover, they’ve enjoyed 21 Top 10 hits at the format—the most of any act since February 1999 as well as four Grammy nominations, and winner of Billboard Music Awards Rock Artist of the Year in 2001. Selling over 20 million records worldwide, the band has also unleashed three consecutive albums at #1 on the Billboard Top 200—namely Faceless , IV , and The Oracle. This places them in league with Van Halen, U2, Metallica, Dave Matthews Band, and Linkin Park who have also enjoyed the same streak. Moreover, the accomplishment on the road remains staggering with headlining sets everywhere from Mayhem and UPROAR to Rock on the Range.