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Shinedown at Grand Sierra Resort
February 5, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm$59
Shinedown plays the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino on Saturday, Feb. 5., which coincides with the release of their new lead single “Planet Zero,” just released this morning, and the announcement that their seventh studio album to be released on April 22 on Atlantic Records. Doors open at 7 p.m.
The multi-platinum, record-breaking band is tackling some big cultural issues on Planet Zero that are incredibly relevant and thought-provoking, including cancel culture run rampant, the corrosive effects of social media on mental health and society, and the increasingly toxic division among those of differing ideologies. The title track and lead single rings the alarm on a dystopian warning of the dangerous consequences to come when it all goes too far and we begin to lose our humanity with one another. Over the last two decades, Shinedown have cemented their status as one of the most vital and forward-thinking powerhouses in modern rock. Their most ambitious and masterfully realized work to date, Planet Zero is a high-concept, ultra-vivid, viscerally charged saga. A critical yet optimistic look at the fractures and frays of a society that has undergone many challenges in the last few years, the album is part social commentary and part in-depth exploration of the human psyche. Produced by Shinedown’s Eric Bass (who also produced the band’s 2018 acclaimed album ATTENTION ATTENTION,) Planet Zero matches its immersive world-building and takedown of authoritarianism with a deliberately unvarnished sound, and the album is spliced with interludes featuring Cyren, an insidious and unsettling robot character that appears throughout the Planet Zero journey. While a raw ferocity fuels much of Planet Zero, 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 and deeply informed the making of Planet Zero. Not only a driving force for their songwriting, their humanitarian outlook led Shinedown to be one of the first artists to fundraise for non-profit humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, raising more than $400,000 with their “Atlas Falls” relief effort.