16mar7:00 pmSHINEDOWN Live At The Fargo Civic Center
SHINEDOWN WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016 | 7 P.M. DOORS | 8 P.M. SHOW FARGO CIVIC CENTER 207 4TH STREET NORTH, FARGO, ND 58102 Tickets on-sale Friday, December 18, 2015,10 a.m. Reserved bowl seating is $37.50; floor, general admission
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016 | 7 P.M. DOORS | 8 P.M. SHOW
FARGO CIVIC CENTER
207 4TH STREET NORTH, FARGO, ND 58102
Tickets on-sale Friday, December 18, 2015,10 a.m.
Reserved bowl seating is $37.50; floor, general admission (standing room only) is also $37.50
Additional fees may apply
Event link: http://jadepresents.com/shinedown-fargo
Shinedown have built their name on rock songs both brutal in power and epic in scope. Now, with their latest album, Shinedown (Brent Smith, Barry Kerch, Eric Bass, and Zach Myers) veer away from that densely layered sonic palette and take a more direct approach. Featuring lead single “Cut the Cord” — a blistering track that shot to #1 on Active Rock radio — Threat to Survival finds the multi-platinum-selling band achieving their most powerful sound ever and offering up their most important album to date.
As Smith explains, Shinedown’s approach on Threat to Survival had much to do with the emotionally raw material at the heart of the album. “When we started the writing process we realized the changes that had taken place over the past 2 years, our experiences, the relationships that had come and gone, the album really took on a life of its own,” says Smith. “It’s like the songs were saying to us, ‘The songs were so honest, it felt necessary to present them in the most straightforward way possible.”
In forming the emotional core of the album, Shinedown delved into many of the most thorny issues facing the band members in recent years, such as Smith’s navigating his role as a father. “There’s not any song that’s directly about my son, but as we were writing I was asking myself a lot of questions about what it means to be a good father,” he says. “It forced me to look at who I am as a person and what’s really important to me at this point in my life.” In both the writing process and in the final product, that unflinching self-examination proved sometimes devastating but ultimately life-affirming.
“I always say that I write songs because it’s therapy, and that very much held true on the writing of this album,” Smith notes.
Throughout Threat to Survival, Shinedown explore matters of life and death and beauty and pain with a fierce energy and indomitable spirit. On “Cut the Cord” — a song that continues a record-setting streak in which each of the 19 singles released over Shinedown’s career has climbed to the upper regions of the radio charts — the band looks at the insidious nature of self-destruction and puts out a call for self-empowerment.
“Some people might listen to ‘Cut the Cord’ and think it’s about drug addiction,” says Smith, pointing to one of the song’s most piercing lyrics (“’Cause agony breeds no reward for one more hit and one last score”). “But really it’s about anything that might wrap itself around you and keep you from becoming the person you truly want to be.” Produced by Shinedown’s own Eric Bass, “Cut the Cord” fuses Smith’s growling vocal work with thunderous drumming and lead-heavy guitar riffs, weaving in spooky, choirlike background vocals to thrilling effect.
Shinedown have sold over six million albums. Other hits include “If You Only Knew,” “Bully,” “The Crow & the Butterfly,” “Fly From the Inside,” “Devour,” “Enemies,” “Second Chance,” “Save Me,” “The Sound of Madness” and “45.”
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(Wednesday) 7:00 pm
Fargo Civic Center
207 4th St. N, Fargo, ND 58102