Shinedown, The Pretty Reckless, & Diamante Return to Maine in Spring 2022
If you've been waiting for a tour to rock your face off this is it. Three absolute powerhouses are teaming up and heading out on tour this spring.
Diamante is self-described as having a "California heart and an East Coast state of mind" in her title track from her latest album, American Dream. A Boston native Diamante is unapologetic in who she is and owns every stage she performs on big or small. In fact, she toured with Bad Wolves in 2018 making a stop at Aura (and even the WCYY studios) before her first LP, Coming In Hot was released. The following year she took the stage on what is now known as the Maine Savings Ampitheater in Bangor along with Dorothy, Chevelle, and Breaking Benjamin.
Just before the pandemic, Diamante teamed up with Ben Burnley of Breaking Benjamin for a stunning cover of Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris".
The Pretty Reckless
The Pretty Reckless hasn't been on the road in years. Enduring multiple tragic losses as a band. The Pretty Reckless was touring with Sound Garden during the time of Chris Cornell's untimely death.
Shortly thereafter they lost their producer and good friend, Kato Khandwala to a motorcycle accident.
After processing all of that grief frontwoman Taylor Momsen and the band were ready to put out new music. This new music as a means of catharsis.
With the band having ties to New England they ended up making their latest album, Death by Rock and Roll here in Maine at The Halo Studio in Windham. One track, "And So It Went", featuring the vocals of Maine students attending the Maine Academy of Modern Music.
The Pretty Reckless has yet to perform songs off this record and they are more than ready to get back out there.
Shinedown's last album, Attention Attention was released in 2018 and their last stop in Maine was at the Maine Savings Pavillion at Rock Row in Westbrook in 2019.
Since that and through the pandemic, members Brent Smith and Zach Myers have pursued their side project Smith & Myers touring drive-in theaters as close as New Hampshire, and the band released their album accompanying film of the same name.
By the time they make their stop in Maine, they will have released new music. According to Loudwire, Brent Smith himself confirmed the new album will be out in early 2022. A perfect kick-off for a tour.
Cross Insurance Arena
The tour will be stopping in Portland, Maine at the Cross Insurance Arena on Monday, April 18th. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, December 17th at 10am.
We have tickets to win before you can buy them all week. Be listening Tuesday through Friday to win a pair around 11:10am with J-Stew and 3:10pm with me, Brittany.