Grand Rapids — GODSMACK will return to the road in 2019--first with 20 shows in Europe to be followed by a North American headlining tour with Volbeat. GODSMACK will kick it off February 27 in London for the six-week European trek. Next, GODSMACK will return to the U.S. where they’ll headline a U.S. run of shows with special guests VOLBEAT, including a stop at SMG-managed Van Andel Arena on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM.
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, December 14 at 10:00 AM. Tickets will be available at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place® box offices, online at Ticketmaster.com, and charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. See Ticketmaster.com for all current pricing and availability.
Earlier this year (4/27), GODSMACK released WHEN LEGENDS RISE via BMG (US) and Spinefarm (Worldwide), marking the band’s seventh studio album and their first in four years. The acclaimed 11-song collection, fueled by the Top 5 rock song and video “Bulletproof” plus the title track “When Legends Rise,” entered the Billboard Top 200 album chart in the top ten (#8), with four #1 placements on other charts: Top Rock Albums, Top Hard Music Albums, Top Independent Albums and Top Alternative Albums. WHEN LEGENDS RISE is available on CD, LP and Digital; purchase or stream it here.
Here’s some critical feedback on GODSMACK’s 2018 shows:
“…Godsmack, after taking the stage for over two decades, still puts on an amazing set…”
--Erica Vincent, PureGrainAudio.com, 8/7/18
“Godsmack put on a solid show and impressive pyro display.”
--Travis Failey, KNAC.COM, 5/23/18
“Filled with pyro, extreme lighting, sonic booms, and their entire catalogue of hits, this was an adrenaline rush entering your veins from start to finish.”
--Annunziato Scaglione, National Rock Review, 5/19/18
“It’s an all out assault on the senses when [Godsmack] start getting into their second set. Broad and bold, this band makes its mark and if all you can remember after 3 days is Godsmack, then success fostered its way to your memory bank and you leave wanting more.”
--Charlotte Alexander, Go Venue Magazine (Welcome to Rockville), 5/9/18
“Godsmack were about to literally blow things up…the Massachusetts rockers put on a high energy show with all the bells and whistles including smoke, fire, and plenty of pyro.”
--Kris Englehart, BackstageAxxess.com, 5/11/18
“Godsmack is back with a vengeance, and their explosive live show left nobody disappointed.”
--Johnnie Crow, The Rock Revival, 5/4/18
On August 26, 2017, VOLBEAT became the first Danish band to headline and sell out their hometown venue, Denmark’s Telia Parken, setting the record for the biggest show by a domestic artist in Denmark ever with over 48,250 people in attendance. To commemorate and immortalize the record-breaking event, the band will release their live album and concert film, Let’s Boogie! Live From Telia Parken, on December 14th via Republic Records. Pre-order Let’s Boogie! Live From Telia Parken on all formats here:https://umg.lnk.to/letsboogielive
Van Andel Arena is managed by SMG. Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to 243 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 19 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.