February 24, 2023
Lighting Up The Sky, the eighth studio album from multi-platinum Grammy-nominated hard rock band GODSMACK is out now via BMG. The album includes previously released tracks “You and I,” and “Surrender;” which skyrocketed to #1 at active rock radio for four consecutive weeks upon release.
Alongside the release, the band shares the music video for “Soul On Fire” directed by Sully Erna and shot at Studio Lab in Derry, NH.
Co-produced by Erna and Andrew “Mudrock” Murdock (Avenged Sevenfold, Alice Cooper), Lighting Up the Sky is a testament to powerful storytelling. “I like when a record takes you on a journey from front to back. I realized there’s a whole story here about one man’s journey, the ups, and downs,” says Erna. “I believe it’s a story everyone will connect to, on a human level, because we’ve all gone through things in life.” The album explores boy-meets-girl, obstacles in relationships, the polarized political climate and the state of the world, betrayal, connection, rebounds, and more. It also gets into the idea of legacy, what we leave behind; fitting for what Erna has noted as their final studio album.
LIGHTING UP THE SKY TRACK LISTING
The Massachusetts-bred quartet will embark on a headlining amphitheater tour this spring that will include festival appearances at Welcome to Rockville, and Sonic Temple. Grammy-nominated rock band, I Prevail will support. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit https://www.godsmack.com/tour.
GODSMACK 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 Music Festival
May 21 - Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
May 23 - Franklin, TN – FirstBank Amphitheater
May 25 - Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Music Festival
May 26 - Mount Pleasant, MI - Soaring Eagle Casino Summer Concert Series*
May 28 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena*
*No I Prevail
With over 20 years of chart-topping success, GODSMACK have cemented themselves as 21st-century hard rock titans. To date, they’ve accomplished a staggering 11 #1 singles at mainstream rock radio and have achieved 20 Top 10 hits at the format (the most of any act since February 1999). Additionally, they’ve enjoyed four Grammy nominations and were named Billboard Music Award’s Rock Artist of the Year in 2001. Selling over 20 million records worldwide, the band has released eight studio albums; Godsmack (1998), Awake (2000), Faceless (2003), IV (2006), The Oracle (2010), 1000hp (2014), When Legends Rise (2018), and Lighting Up the Sky (2023).
GODSMACK is Sully Erna (vocals, guitar), Tony Rombola (guitar), Robbie Merrill (bass), and Shannon Larkin (drums).
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