Shinedown Notches 18th #1 With “Planet Zero”

Notches 18th #1 at Active Rock Radio This Week With “Planet Zero”
Breaks New Record For Most #1s In The History
Of The Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart
New Album Planet Zero Out April 22 on Atlantic Records
(Photo Credit: Jimmy Fontaine)
“The stomping heavy rock track (‘Planet Zero’) gives context and focus for the entire album – a high-concept treatise on societal affairs during the past 22 months, including the travails of living through a pandemic, the pitfalls of social media, mental health issues, political divisiveness, partisan media and cancel culture.” – Billboard
“We’re lucky to have Planet Zero as a warning flare. Releasing April 22, the album is Shinedown’s most strident statement yet. From cancel culture to Twitter addiction to divisive politics, Shinedown take shots at the forces that undermine our shared humanity.” –
“[‘Planet Zero’] is a hard-hitting, full-on rock experience…with a blatant warning—lose connection and lose humanity.” – Parade
“‘Planet Zero’ ravages sound waves and inspires thoughts. It’s a great blend of art and attitude.”– American Songwriter
“Shinedown’s songs are always socially relevant and ‘Planet Zero’ is no exception…they are back with more powerful messaging about humanity…” – Spectrum News
New York, NY – [March 7, 2022] – Multi-platinum band Shinedown have notched their 18th #1 at Active Rock Radio this week with their lead single and title track “Planet Zero” from their forthcoming album out April 22 on Atlantic Records. The explosive and thought-provoking single is also Shinedown’s 17th #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs Chart, breaking a new record (which they also previously held) for the most #1s in the 40-year history of the chart and tying Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers for the second most Top 10s on the chart, behind only Foo Fighters. Last year Billboard named Shinedown #1 on their Greatest Of All Time Mainstream Rock Artists Chart. “Planet Zero” is the band’s sixth consecutive #1.
Says front man Brent Smith, “ALL HAIL… POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!! We are beyond grateful to everyone at Rock Radio for all of their incredible support, and thank you to ALL of SHINEDOWN NATION, for making Planet Zero #1. We love you!!!”
The band recently released the music video for “Planet Zero” – PRESS HERE to watch. Directed by Charles De Meyer, the video brings to life a glimpse of a dystopian future that warns of the dangerous dehumanizing consequences of cancel culture run rampant and rings the alarm with a cautionary warning that if we shut each other down, we risk losing empathy, respect for one another, and our ability to communicate and unify in a way that leads to actual progress and understanding. The video is complete with an insidious and unsettling character named Cyren from the album’s interludes who we hear at the end of the music video. “Planet Zero” is an introduction to the album’s incisive look at some of society’s most critical issues, including the increasingly toxic division among those of differing ideologies, the need for honesty in our public discourse, and the corrosive effects of social media and cancel culture on mental health and humanity. Part social commentary and part in-depth exploration of the human psyche, there is also hope, triumph, and reminders that we all need one another. After all, it is the band’s impassioned striving for unity that has long been at the heart of their creative output.
The album – a high-concept, ultra-vivid, viscerally charged saga – was produced by Shinedown’s Eric Bass (who also produced the band’s 2018 acclaimed album ATTENTION ATTENTION,) and recorded at Bass’ newly built Big Animal Studio in South Carolina. Pre-order Planet Zero HERE. Each pre-order includes an instant download of “Planet Zero.”
Next up, Shinedown will kick off The Revolution’s Live Tour beginning April 1 with special guests The Pretty Reckless and DIAMANTE, propelled by the undeniable power of front man Brent Smith’s voice and their biggest stage production yet. After headlining Welcome to Rockville on May 21, the band heads to the UK/Europe for festival appearances at Rock im Park and Rock am Ring in Germany, Download Festival in the UK, and HellFest in France along with select shows with Iron Maiden and then continues on for headlining dates in Canada with support from Pop Evil and Ayron Jones. Full routing below. For tickets and all show details, please visit
Multi-platinum, record-breaking band Shinedown – Brent Smith [vocals], Zach Myers [guitar], Eric Bass [bass, production], and Barry Kerch [drums] – have cemented their status as one of the most vital and forward-thinking powerhouses in modern rock. They were recently named #1 on Billboard’s Greatest Of All Time Mainstream Rock Artists Chart, after notching the most ever #1s (17) in the 40-year history of the Mainstream Rock Songs Chart with a string of consecutive #1 hit singles “Atlas Falls,” “ATTENTION ATTENTION,” “GET UP,” “MONSTERS,” “DEVIL,” and now “Planet Zero.” With 10 million albums sold worldwide, 14 platinum and gold singles, over 4.5 billion global streams, platinum or gold certification for all their albums, 18 #1 Active Rock hits, all 28 career singles reaching the Top 5 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs Chart, and countless sold-out arena tours, Shinedown have also become an essential cultural force as evidenced by their major media acclaim and participation in the prestigious 92Y Talks series.  The band’s last studio album, 2018’s acclaimed  ATTENTION ATTENTION , debuted in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 and simultaneously hit #1 on Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock and Hard Rock Albums Charts.  In 2021, Shhindown released a stunning feature film as a visual counterpart to the album’s narrative about a mental health journey and the resolve of the human spirit, weaving together the album’s 14 songs into a provocative cinematic story that illuminates yet another dimension of Shinedown’s limitless creativity. PRESS HERE to watch the trailer.
(Planet Zero Album Cover Art)
April 1 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena #
April 2 – Boise, ID @ ExtraMile Arena #
April 4 – Billings, MT @ First Interstate Arena #
April 6 – Fargo, ND @ FARGODOME #
April 8 – Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center #
April 9 – Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center #
April 11 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center #
April 12 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena #
April 14 – Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center #
April 15 – Hershey, PA @ GIANT Center #
April 16 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun #
April 18 – Portland, ME @ Cross Insurance Arena #
April 20 – Baltimore, MD @ Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena #
April 22 – Charleston, WV @ Charleston Coliseum #
April 23 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center #
April 24 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena #
April 26 – Evansville, IN @ Ford Center #
April 28 – Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena #
April 29 – Little Rock, AR @ Simmons Bank Arena #
April 30 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena #
May 3 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum #
May 4 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena #
May 6 – Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena #
May 7 – Knoxville, TN @ Thompson-Boling Arena #
May 21 – Daytona Beach, FL @ Welcome To Rockville
June 3 – Nuremberg, Germany @ Rock im Park
June 5 – Nuremberg, Germany @ Rock am Ring
June 7 – Budapest, Hungary @ Groupama Aréna +
June 9 – Hamburg, Germany @ Arena
June 11 – Donington, UK @ Download Festival
June 13 – Belfast, UK @ Ormeau Park +
June 16 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli Vredenburg
June 17 – Clisson, France @ Hellfest
June 18 – Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting
July 14 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee ^
July 16 – Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest
July 19 – Quebec, QC @ Centre Videotron *^
July 20 – Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia *^
July 22 – Toronto, ON @ History *^
July 23 – Windsor, ON @ The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor *^
July 26 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre *^
July 27 – Moose Jaw, SK @ Mosaic Place *^
July 29 – Saskatoon, SK @ TCU Place *^
July 30 – Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Resort & Casino *^
July 31 – Edmonton, AB @ Convention Centre *^
August 2 – Penticton, BC @ South Okanagan Event Centre *^
August 3 – Abbotsford, BC @ Abbotsford Centre *^
October 9 – Sacramento CA @ Discovery Park – Monster Energy Aftershock 2022
* with Pop Evil
^ with Ayron Jones
# with The Pretty Reckless and DIAMANTE
+ with Iron Maiden