Godsmack will be touring across the US in May on a short set of dates where I Prevail (usually) supports them. The tour will accompany their new album, Lighting Up The Sky, released in late February. The tour begins at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in Denver, CO, on Thursday, May 4. Godsmack hits several notable venues across the country – such as the Azura Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, KS, and the Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas, TX – before finishing in the Northeast at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT, on Sunday, May 28.
Check out a full list of dates and venues at the end of this post.
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Godsmack had been quick since their “When Legends Rise” album – which went on to be certified gold – was released four years ago. That quiet spell was broken last September when the band released Surrender, the first single from Lighting Up The Sky. If frontman Sully Erna is to be believed – and there is no reason not to – then this will be the last album of original material that Godsmack ever releases.
“I’ve always loved our records [and] I always knew there would be some good singles on it and hoped it did well, but I was never the guy that said, ‘This is our best fucking work ever.’ And I’m telling you right now this is our best fucking work ever. And it’s because it’s emotional, man. This is the last record we’re ever gonna do. This is the last run around the mill for us. We put every single ounce of energy and emotion into this album. Especially for me, when I wrote a lot of these songs, it was about my life journey. That’s really what the sequence of this album becomes about. Not that it was planned that way, but this really kind of mystical thing happened where I felt like the universe wrote this record.”Sully Erna
While this is a blow for fans of the band, they can at least take solace in the fact that this isn’t a retirement announcement. Erna said this is the best way to balance the band members’ lives after nearly 30 years of working and touring together. New music will be out, but tours and live shows will continue. Be sure to catch a Godsmack show near you to see one of the better live bands in the hard rock genre ASAP.
2023 North America Tour Dates
May 04 – Denver, CO @ KBPI at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
May 06 – Phoenix, AZ @ KUPD at Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
May 07 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
May 09 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
May 10 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Azura Amphitheater
May 12 – Oklahoma City, OK @ KATT at The Zoo Amphitheatre
May 13 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Buzz at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 14 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
May 17 – Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
May 18 – Atlanta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
May 20 – Daytona Beach, FL @ Welcome To Rockville (I Prevail plays 5/19)
May 21 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
May 23 – Franklin, TN @ Firstbank Amphitheater
May 25 – Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival
May 26 – Mount Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Outdoor Summer Concert Series