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April 10, 2012 by Dominique GS Web

Mass Chaos Tour With Staind Kicks Off April 13, 2012
April 10, 2012 — Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-nominated hard rock juggernaut GODSMACK will unleash its first-ever live album, Live & Inspired [Universal Republic Records], on May 15, 2012.
Live & Inspired features fierce and furious live renditions of numerous hits from the Massachusetts rockers' five studio albums. Their incendiary and infectious shows have become legendary in modern rock, and they continue to impress both critics and audiences alike every time they hit the stage. The group sounds unchained on rousing performances of "Awake", "Keep Away", "Straight Out of Line", "Whatever", "Voodoo", and "I Stand Alone."
This is the first time that's been captured on CD, and bonus tracks of covers that have "inspired" GODSMACK is also going to be included along with it. The four tracks are quite close to the band's collective heart. The band started ripping through local Massachusetts haunts with their renditions of some of these songs, and these recordings bring everything full circle.
About the collection, frontman Sully Erna reveals, "Live & Inspired is our way of saying 'Thank you' to all of our fans for believing in us throughout the years, and helping us to become a great live band! Along with this ass-whooping set live from Detroit Rock City, we've also included four cover songs of our favorite hits in the past to show you that, we too, are simply just fans that appreciate nothing more than good old fashion ass-kicking rock 'n' roll!  Enjoy!"
In addition, the quartet encouraged its legion of supporters to be a part of the release. The collection's packaging actually showcases a variety of fan photos. Fans may submit live snapshots of the group on stage, pictures of themselves rocking out at GODSMACK concerts, or photos of their tattoos of the group's iconic logo on the band's official Facebook. Now, the winning photos adorn the album's booklet and packaging.
The album will hit shelves and digital retailers while the band is in the midst of its Mass Chaos Tour with Staind and Halestorm. The jaunt commences on April 13 in Augusta, GA at the James Brown Arena, and it promises to be a brilliantly bruising night of hard rock. In the meantime, to hear the first single, “Rocky Mountain Way”, fans can go to and ‘like’ for streaming. Check it out!
Confirmed Dates:
4/13 Augusta, GA             James Brown Arena
4/14 Orlando, FL               Tinker Field*
4/15 Germain Arena       Estero, FL
4/17 New Orleans, LA    UNO Lakefront Arena
4/18 Lafayette, LA           Cajundome
4/19 Bossier City, LA       CenturyLink Center
4/21 Lubbock, TX              Lonestar Amphitheatre
4/22 Belton, TX                 Bell County Expo Center
4/24 Beaumont, TX         Ford Park Pavilion
4/25 Laredo, TX                 Laredo Energy Arena
4/27 Mesa, AZ                   Quail Run Park
5/1 Corpus Christi, TX     Old Concrete Street Amphitheater
5/2 San Antonio, TX        Alamodome
5/4 Lexingon, KY               Rupp Arena
5/6 Evansville, IN              Ford Center
5/8 Fort Wayne, IN          Allen County Memorial Coliseum
5/9 Battle Creek, MI       Kellogg Arena
5/11 Nashville, TN            Bridgestone Arena
5/12 Huntington, WV     Big Sandy Superstore Arena
5/13 Binghamton, NY     Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
5/15 Syracuse, NY            War Memorial at Oncenter
5/16 Manchester, NH     Verizon Wireless Arena
5/18 Bangor, ME               Bangor Waterfront Park
5/19 Hartford, CT             Comcast Theatre

  1. User avatar

    On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 3:28 PM, User said:

    I love Merri's comment. Godsmack and your whole team are terrific. You make me proud to be a smacker!

  2. Merri avatar

    On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 7:57 AM, Merri said:

    I cant wait. A special thanks to these guys and your personal security guys for making my daughter's (8yrs old) first show last Friday in Augusta Ga super special. She is beyond hooked now and was super excited to take all of the treasures and pictures to school for her show and tell. People can say what they want, but you guys were number one with me from the get go and all you did for her just reinforced how much you care about your fans. Even the young ones. much love guys and please pass along to all of your security how much we appreciated them doing what they did. they truely went above and beyond to make sure that she felt like a rock n roll princess that night.

  3. usmc3048 avatar

    On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 7:20 AM, usmc3048 said:

    Can't wait for the new Live Album. But first the Vegas show baby.......................!

  4. Stout avatar

    On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 4:08 PM, Stout said:

    I'm a huge country fan, I always have been, but godsmack is the best band in the history of any music type in the world! They give 110 percent with everything they do. Keep rockin guys!

  5. MIA avatar

    On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 7:44 AM, MIA said:

    I'm green here people!! LOL but it's all good. Have an amazing time!! Send love from Canada for us! Crowd chant....visit Canada...visit Canada. oh yeah! hehe
    I'll be thinking of everyone ...Whatever.... get so god damn loud.... wahoooooooooooo!!!!!!

  6. Craig avatar

    On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 5:38 AM, Craig said:

    And here I almost got the Syracuse tickets, but changed my mind after seeing they added Binghamton to their roster, and living minutes from our arena. Was born & raised in Syracuse, but now living outside Binghamton...I bought 4 presale Gold VIP tix for our show, but am now wondering if simply being on the floor for the War Memorial show wouldn't be better.

    Hold The Phone......2 of us ARE GOING two days later to the Memorial show....where I've seen more bands since the early 70's than most see in a lifetime!!


  7. User avatar

    On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 5:01 PM, User said:

    You guys are unbelievable !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Releasing your live set , INSPIRED on the same day as the SYRACUSE MASS CHAOS SHOW . WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you


  8. User avatar

    On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 4:38 PM, User said:

    So Godsmack appropriate !!!!! Releasing their 1st LIVE SET on MAY 15th.
    The day MY BROTHERS and I are praising as GODSMACK day in Syracuse.
    Got our floor tix and ready to honor Sully and Co. W/ a home grown love infused surprise !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OH YEAH - let it shine !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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