Shinedown frontman Brent Smith has released a statement regarding a recent mention in an interview with Jose Mangin for Zippo Live, where he said that the band is “not afraid to play for you” and that they currently have no plans on cancelling the rescheduled ‘Deep Dive Tour.’
“We rescheduled the tour for August and September, actually, the very first show is rescheduled for July 31st in Victoria, in Canada, but as of right now, that’s all a go. So we’re not backing off of that rescheduled timeline.” Smith said in the Zippo Live interview.
Smith has now issued a statement to let fans know not to misconstrue what he said and that they cannot wait to play shows “when it’s safe” to do so and that “The health and wellness of our fans is what’s most important and something we take very seriously.” Further encouraging fans to take this time to focus on staying healthy in body, spirit and mind so that when they can come back together, everyone is healthy and better, he said “we will get through this together. Onward and upwards we all rise together.”
Read the full statement below:
“I’d like to clear up any misunderstanding about our touring plans that may be out there as some of my comments were a little misconstrued recently in the midst of trying to stay positive in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’d like you all to know that while we can’t wait to play for you and see all of you on the road again, we will only do so when it’s safe,” said Shinedown’s Brent Smith. “The health and wellness of our fans is what’s most important and something we take very seriously. We’ll be ready to perform for you when the time is right, and in the meantime, I encourage everyone to take this time to focus on staying healthy mind, body, and spirit, so that when we are able to come back together, we are all the better for this time apart. Stay strong and optimistic – we will get through this together. Onward and upwards we all rise together.”
— SHINEDOWN (@Shinedown) May 12, 2020