Back in April, Shinedown’s Amaryllis claimed the #4 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 106,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album marked the band’s best sales week to date; their previous album, 2008’s The Sound of Madness, sold only 50,000 copies its first week out.
“I was a little nervous about matching the success of our previous record and [bassist] Eric [Bass] was as well,” Shinedown guitarist Zach Myers tells NewHampshire.com. “It's in the back of your mind to match up to the last one. It's crazy that when it came out it did double what [2008’s The Sound of Madness] did. People aren't even really buying records anymore, so it was pretty cool.”
Myers added that the band is looking forward to having members of their family join them on their upcoming Rockstar Uproar Festival dates. “With touring so much you don't have real friends -- you have a millions acquaintances, but no real friends,” reveals the guitarist. “We…all need that surrounding support system. And now with this upcoming tour, there's going to be a family bus, too. So that will help.”
In addition to Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and P.O.D. will also perform as part of the annual event. The Rockstar Uproar Festival will kick off on August 17 at Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone in Kansas City, MO.
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