The Justin West YouTube channel has uploaded video of GODSMACK‘s whole Could 28 live performance at Mohegan Solar Enviornment in Uncasville, Connecticut. Watch it under.
GODSMACK kicked off its 2023 U.S. tour on Could 4 on the 107.9 KBPI Birthday Bash at Fiddler’s Inexperienced Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado.
This previous March, GODSMACK and STAIND introduced a 25-city co-headlining 2023 tour, produced by Dwell Nation. The trek kicks off on July 18 at Hollywood On line casino Amphitheatre in St. Louis, Missouri, with stops throughout the U.S. earlier than wrapping up in Austin, Texas at Germania Insurance coverage Amphitheatre on August 31.
GODSMACK‘s eighth album, “Lighting Up The Sky”, was launched in February by way of BMG. The LP was co-produced by GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna and Andrew “Mudrock” Murdock (AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ALICE COOPER).
The primary single from “Lighting Up The Sky”, “Give up”, which arrived in September, marked the primary launch from GODSMACK in 4 years, following their globally acclaimed and gold-certified 2018 album “When Legends Rise”, which earned the Erna-fronted outfit a No. 1 spot throughout U.S. Laborious Rock, Rock, and Various album charts.
In a latest interview with Australia’s Heavy, Erna was requested if he’ll miss the inventive course of now that his band has revealed that GODSMACK‘s eighth album, “Lighting Up The Sky”, will doubtless be its closing assortment of recent materials. Sully mentioned: “It is such a superb query as a result of if there’s one factor I’ve realized about life, it is that I do not know shit. You assume you’ve got acquired it found out, after which simply whenever you do, it humbles you in a short time and throws a curveball at you. So you could possibly by no means say by no means, however proper now, the place I’m on this time and place in my life, I really feel like I’ve accomplished nearly the whole lot I’ve ever wished to do in music, and it is left me with a really satisfying feeling of being full. And so I do not know what I am gonna do after this. However I do know that music is in my blood and I at all times really feel like I’ll play my piano and a guitar, and if that leads me to writing songs and I simply launch some stuff alone, then so be it. But when I by no means did once more, I am unable to say I’ve any regrets. If this all got here to an finish tomorrow, I’d be capable to name it a reasonably good run and be completely satisfied.”
Erna beforehand addressed GODSMACK‘s resolution to now not launch new music final fall in an interview with Pablo of the Minneapolis, Minnesota radio station 93X. Talking about “Lighting Up The Sky”, he mentioned: “I’ve by no means been that artist who says, ‘Oh, this document is our latest document. It is our greatest work ever.’ You may learn any interview you need over my complete profession, and you have by no means heard me say it,” he continued. “I’ve at all times liked our information [and] I at all times knew there could be some good singles on it and hoped it did effectively, however I used to be by no means the man that mentioned, ‘That is our greatest fucking work ever.’ And I am telling you proper now that is our greatest fucking work ever. And it is as a result of it is emotional, man. That is the final document we’re ever gonna do. That is the final run across the mill for us. We put each single ounce of power and emotion into this album. Particularly for me, after I wrote lots of these songs, it was about my life journey. That is actually what the sequence of this album turns into about. Not that it was deliberate that manner, however this actually type of mystical factor occurred the place I felt just like the universe wrote this document.”