What to Expect From The Shinedown Show in Portland, Maine on Monday
Everyone here at WCYY is stoked for the upcoming Shinedown show at the Cross Insurance Arena on Monday, April 18th. The show is nearly sold out so get your tickets while you still can! You can even enter to WIN tickets through the WCYY app. One grand prize winner will get a personalized autographed guitar from Shinedown, plus a bunch of goodies from The Pretty Reckless.
It's rare that opener to closer is a favorite, and for this show, that is absolutely true for me. The lineup is Diamante, The Pretty Reckless, and of course, Shinedown.
I know a lot of people show up to these shows late just to see the headliner, but take it from me, you won't want to miss a second of this epic show.
Diamante is no stranger to Maine, with this being her third stop. Her title track off her latest album, American Dream has the lyric, "I got a California heart And an East Coast state of mind", a nod to her birthplace of Boston and life in California since.
At just 25 years of age, she has multiple albums under her belt as well as a bachelor's degree. Her first hit "Bite Your Kiss" came out in 2015 when she was just a teenager. She has collaborated with Bad Wolves as well as Breaking Benjamin for their cover of Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris".
"Iris" is just one of the songs you'll get to experience in her set. You won't want to miss her set, so be sure to get there early.
The Pretty Reckless
This show is extra special for Mainers and The Pretty Reckless. This tour is the first time The Pretty Reckless has been on stage in 5 years. The band has been through a lot in those years, but a highlight was the creation and release of their latest album Death By Rock and Roll.
What makes the album extra special locally is that the album was made right here in Maine at Halo Studios. The song "And So it Went" featuring the legendary Tom Morello also includes the vocals of Maine kids from the Maine Academy of Modern Music.
Frontwoman Taylor Momsen even lives here in Maine and is, in fact, CYY.
(The big question is, will Taylor be treating the gang to dinner at her favorite Portland spot?)
The Pretty Reckless will be playing a few songs from Death By Rock and Roll as well as a Soundgarden cover as a tribute to their friend Chris Cornell, plus the songs that put them on the map such as "Make Me Wanna Die" and "Heaven Knows."
Shinedown certainly didn't take any time off during the pandemic.
Members Brent Smith and Zach Myers went all-in on their side project Smith & Myers, releasing a handful of originals and covers and touring all across the country at drive-in theaters.
Additionally, the band as a whole created their latest album, Planet Zero. The album was set to be released days after the Portland, Maine stop, but Smith announced at last night's tour stop that the release was being pushed back until July 1st.
The show will begin with their latest single off Planet Zero, "The Saints of Violence and Innuendo". Later in the evening fans will hear the title track "Planet Zero" which has been dominating WCYY's daily Top 5 Countdown that airs weekdays at 3 pm. (Vote here)
Fans will also get a preview of their to-be-released song, "Daylight".
In addition to the new stuff, fans will also hear favorites from the early days of the band such as "45", and "Fly From The Inside", plus favorites from The Sound of Madness, Amaryllis, Attention Attention, and more. For those who have never witnessed Shinedown in person, at least 3 things are guaranteed; 1. The entrance will be epic. 2. Pyro galore. 3. You will feel like you're surrounded by friends.
All in all, it's going to be an incredible show. Each act has been itching to tour again. As a fan, it's safe to say they will leave it all out on the stage.