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LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 15: Singer Brent Smith of the band Shinedown performs during the Carnival of Madness tour at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on September 15, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Hey Rat Rock Nation… I spoke with Brent Smith of Shinedown this week and to say we’re pumped to have him return to Jersey for WRATFEST 2022 on Saturday, September 10 is an understatement. The band is currently in the midst of their Planet Zero World Tour with special guests Jelly Roll and John Harvie.

Smith said they are “stoked” to show everyone the production and they have “a lot of tricks up their sleeves” for the rockers coming to PNC Bank Arts Center next month. He went on to say “I’m very much into entertainers and people that can’t be pigeonholed and don’t fit into a box” while talking about Shinedown’s tourmates.

Shinedown’s catalog has grown so much over the years and they now have a total of 29 singles that have been released throughout their career as a band. Their latest single, “Daylight,” recently became their nineteenth No. 1 on rock radio.

“I’ll say this.. you know this band, we have one boss and it just happens to be that that’s everyone in the audience,” Smith said. “I gotta give a lot of credit to terrestrial radio and everything you girls and guys have done for us. Especially in Jersey, from day one.”

Listen to the full interview here: 


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