• Derek Koepke

The Show Must Go On! Shinedown - Madison, WI - 5/21/2019

Tuesday night, Shinedown continued their ATTENTION ATTENTION Tour with a stop in Madison, WI at the gorgeous new venue in town, The Sylvee. The Sylvee, a venue with a maximum capacity of 2500, is the perfect place to see such a famous band perform. This show, which was also sponsored by the local rock radio station in Madison, 94.1 WJJO, sold out extremely fast.


With doors set to open at 7 pm and the show to begin at 830 pm, fans gathered a block away in both directions from the venue. Having seen many shows already at The Sylvee, I can honestly say that this is the most full I have seen it. While waiting for the show to begin, there were rumors that this show would have an intimate feel to it. Thinking to myself, "well, of course, Shinedown is playing such a small scale venue compared to their typical arena shows, this show will be intimate.". 


Unfortunately, when the band hit the stage a little later than expected, it was brought to the audiences attention by vocalist Brent Smith that bassist Eric Bass wouldn't be able to play due to a recent back injury. At the performance the night before, Eric had herniated six discs in his back. Brent later went to say that instead of just canceling the show, they would do something special, a "once in a lifetime" Shinedown experience. 


Drummer Barry Kerch was seated stage right on a stool in a stunning sparkling red suit while guitarist Zach Myers showed us his skill on an acoustic guitar. Per usual, Shinedown sounded terrific. Throughout their performance, many songs that aren't often heard were played. In between songs, everyone would take small breaks to chat with the crowd and crack jokes at each other. Though not everyone in the audience was pleased with the unfortunate news of Eric's back, Shinedown did an incredible job scrambling on the fly to make this show happen, and it was indeed a once in a lifetime experience.


The band recently announced on their official Facebook page that guitarist Josh Sturm would be filling in for Eric while he recovers. Shinedown has a ton of tour dates scheduled in the US and Canada through October. If able, be sure to check out one of the Shinedown shows near you. You won't be disappointed. From all of us on the Inside The Setlist team, we wish Eric a speedy and healthy recovery!



Shinedown 2019 Tour Dates:


MAY24 - ROCKLAHOMA FESTIVAL 2019 PRYOR, OK, US

MAY26 - DOS EQUIS PAVILION DALLAS, TX, US WITH SEETHER, IN THIS MOMENT, THE DIRTY NIL AND MORE

JUN21 - CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL PAVILION THE WOODLANDS, TX, US WITH BAD FLOWER, DINOSAUR PILE-UP, BROKEN HANDS AND MORE

JUN23 - CCNB AMPHITHEATRE AT HERITAGE PARK SIMPSONVILLE, SC, US WITH BADFLOWER, DINOSAUR PILE-UP, BROKEN HANDS AND MORE

JUN25 - CHARLOTTE METRO CREDIT UNION AMPHITHEATRE CHARLOTTE, NC, US WITH BAD FLOWER, DINOSAUR PILE-UP, BROKEN HANDS AND MORE

JUN26 - RED HAT AMPHITHEATER RALEIGH, NC, US WITH BAD FLOWER, DINOSAUR PILE-UP, BROKEN HANDS AND MORE

JUN28 - PNC BANK ARTS CENTER HOLMDEL, NJ, US WITH BAD FLOWER, DINOSAUR PILE-UP, BROKEN HANDS AND MORE

JUN29 - MAINE SAVINGS PAVILION AT ROCK ROW WESTBROOK, ME, US WITH BAD FLOWER, DINOSAUR PILE-UP, BROKEN HANDS AND MORE

JUL01 - ROCKLAND TRUST BANK PAVILION BOSTON, MA, US WITH BAD FLOWER, DINOSAUR PILE-UP, BROKEN HANDS AND MORE

JUL03 - BANK OF NEW HAMPSHIRE PAVILION GILFORD, NH, US WITH BAD FLOWER, DINOSAUR PILE-UP, BROKEN HANDS AND MORE

JUL05 - BETHEL WOODS CENTER FOR THE ARTS BETHEL, NY, US WITH BAD FLOWER, DINOSAUR PILE-UP, BROKEN HANDS AND MORE

JUL06 - ST. JOSEPH'S HEALTH AMPHITHEATER AT LAKEVIEW SYRACUSE, NY, US WITH BAD FLOWER, DINOSAUR PILE-UP, BROKEN HANDS AND MORE

JUL09 - RBC ECHO BEACH TORONTO, ON, CANADA WITH BAD FLOWER, DINOSAUR PILE-UP, BROKEN HANDS AND MORE

JUL10 - KEYBANK PAVILION BURGETTSTOWN, PA, US WITH BAD FLOWER, DINOSAUR PILE-UP, BROKEN HANDS AND MORE

JUL12 - INKCARCERATION FESTIVAL 2019 OHIO STATE REFORMATORY MANSFIELD, OH, US

JUL13 - DTE ENERGY MUSIC THEATRE CLARKSTON, MI, US WITH BAD FLOWER, DINOSAUR PILE-UP, BROKEN HANDS AND MORE

JUL14 - HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATRE TINLEY PARK, IL, US WITH BAD FLOWER, DINOSAUR PILE-UP, BROKEN HANDS AND MORE

JUL17 - 1STBANK CENTER BROOMFIELD, CO, US WITH BADFLOWER, DINOSAUR PILE-UP, BROKEN HANDS AND MORE

JUL18 - USANA AMPHITHEATRE WEST VALLEY CITY, UT, US WITH BAD FLOWER, DINOSAUR PILE-UP, BROKEN HANDS AND MORE

JUL20 - COMERICA THEATRE PHOENIX, AZ, US WITH BAD FLOWER, DINOSAUR PILE-UP, BROKEN HANDS AND MORE

JUL21 - FIVEPOINT AMPHITHEATRE IRVINE, CA, US WITH BAD FLOWER, DINOSAUR PILE-UP, BROKEN HANDS AND MORE

JUL24 - RENO EVENTS CENTER RENO, NV, US WITH BAD FLOWER, DINOSAUR PILE-UP, BROKEN HANDS AND MORE

JUL26 - ACCESSO SHOWARE CENTER KENT, WA, US WITH BAD FLOWER, DINOSAUR PILE-UP, BROKEN HANDS AND MORE

JUL27 - SUNLIGHT SUPPLY AMPHITHEATER RIDGEFIELD, WA, US WITH BAD FLOWER, DINOSAUR PILE-UP, BROKEN HANDS AND MORE

AUG17 - ILLINOIS STATE FAIRGROUNDS SPRINGFIELD, IL, US

AUG20 - KETTLEHOUSE AMPHITHEATER BONNER, MT, US

AUG23 - CONOCOPHILLIPS BOREALIS THEATRE, ALASKA STATE FAIR PALMER, AK, US

SEP17 - BERGLUND CENTER COLISEUM ROANOKE, VA, US WITH PAPA ROACH, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, SAVAGE AFTER MIDNIGHT AND MORE

SEP19 - JIFFY LUBE LIVE BRISTOW, VA, US WITH PAPA ROACH AND SAVAGE AFTER MIDNIGHT

SEP20 - TIMES UNION CENTER ALBANY, NY, US WITH PAPA ROACH, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, SAVAGE AFTER MIDNIGHT AND MORE

SEP21 - MARK G ETESS ARENA AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO ATLANTIC CITY, NJ, US

SEP24 - PLACE BELL LAVAL, QC, CANADA WITH PAPA ROACH, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, SAVAGE AFTER MIDNIGHT AND MORE

SEP25 - VIDEOTRON CENTRE QUÉBEC, QC, CANADA WITH PAPA ROACH, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, SAVAGE AFTER MIDNIGHT AND MORE

SEP27 - KEYBANK CENTER BUFFALO, NY, US WITH PAPA ROACH, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, SAVAGE AFTER MIDNIGHT AND MORE

SEP28 - BRYCE JORDAN CENTER UNIVERSITY PARK, PA, US WITH PAPA ROACH, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, SAVAGE AFTER MIDNIGHT AND MORE

OCT01 - VAN ANDEL ARENA GRAND RAPIDS, MI, US

OCT02 - LA CROSSE CENTER LA CROSSE, WI, US WITH PAPA ROACH, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, SAVAGE AFTER MIDNIGHT AND MORE

OCT04 - FORD CENTER EVANSVILLE, IN, US WITH PAPA ROACH, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, SAVAGE AFTER MIDNIGHT AND MORE

OCT06 - MANKATO CIVIC CENTER MANKATO, MN, US WITH PAPA ROACH, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, SAVAGE AFTER MIDNIGHT AND MORE

OCT08 - BISMARCK EVENT CENTER BISMARCK, ND, US WITH PAPA ROACH, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, SAVAGE AFTER MIDNIGHT AND MORE

OCT09 - BELL MTS PLACE (FORMERLY MTS CENTRE) WINNIPEG, MB, CANADA WITH PAPA ROACH, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, SAVAGE AFTER MIDNIGHT AND MORE

OCT11 - EDMONTON CONVENTION CENTRE (FORMERLY SHAW CONFERENCE CENTRE) EDMONTON, AB, CANADA WITH PAPA ROACH, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, SAVAGE AFTER MIDNIGHT AND MORE

OCT12 - ENCANA EVENTS CENTRE DAWSON CREEK, BC, CANADA WITH PAPA ROACH, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, SAVAGE AFTER MIDNIGHT AND MORE

OCT13 - STAMPEDE CORRAL CALGARY, AB, CANADA WITH PAPA ROACH, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, SAVAGE AFTER MIDNIGHT AND MORE

OCT15 - SOUTH OKANAGAN EVENTS CENTRE PENTICTON, BC, CANADA WITH PAPA ROACH, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, SAVAGE AFTER MIDNIGHT AND MORE

OCT16 - ABBOTSFORD CENTRE ABBOTSFORD, BC, CANADA WITH PAPA ROACH, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, SAVAGE AFTER MIDNIGHT AND MORE

OCT18 - TOYOTA CENTER KENNEWICK, WA, US WITH PAPA ROACH, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, SAVAGE AFTER MIDNIGHT AND MORE

OCT19 - TACO BELL ARENA BOISE, ID, US WITH PAPA ROACH, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, SAVAGE AFTER MIDNIGHT AND MORE

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