Since Godsmack stepped into the spotlight, they have graced the stages of high-profile festivals,
including Ozzfest. To date, the American rock band has sold more than 20 million albums. Added to their string of achievements
are 20 Top 10 rock radio hits.Highly praised for their phenomenal live shows, Godsmack is recognized for songs like "I Stand
Alone" and "Straight Out of Line."
Godsmack consistently maintains a hectic tour schedule and can often be found at
places like the: Charter Heritage Park Amphitheatre in Simpsonville, South Carolina; MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida; Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie in Grand Prairie, Texas; Concrete Street
Amphitheatre in Corpus Christi, Texas; Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, Kansas; Tyson Events Center in Sioux
City, Iowa; Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado; White River
Amphitheater in Auburn, Washington; Discovery Park in Sacramento, California; Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, California;
The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada; Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona; Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque,
New Mexico; Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta; Scheels Arena in Fargo, North Dakota; and Bismarck Civic Center in
Bismarck, North Dakota. Get the skinny on all of Godsmack's live shows and sign up for StubHub's even updates so you are always
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Sully Erna had an epiphany
in early 1995 that changed his career course. For over two decades, Erna sat behind a drum set. Then one day he came to the
realization that he needed to command his own band and take the wheel himself. A little over a year later, Godsmack took shape.
Joined by Tony Rombola and Robbie Merrill, Erna stepped into the studio to cut their debut CD, All Wound Up. The band then
spent two years focusing on saturating the Boston area with their music. It didn't take long for them to cement a solid reputation
as a worthy act to see live. Their first CD fell into the hands of an instrumental person. A DJ at a Boston radio station
tossed "Keep Away" into the airwaves and it quickly rocketed to No. 1 at the WAAF radio station. A record store franchise
in New England also was enlisted to peddle the CD on consignment. Maintaining their successful momentum, Godsmack returned
to the studio to cut a track titled "Whatever." Once again, WAAF came to the band's aid and brought it to the public to make
it a new fan favorite.
The increasing popularity of the singles sparked rising CD sales, starting out at a hundreds
of copies weekly. But soon sales jumped to over a thousand weekly. It didn't take long for the CD to earn its rank as the
second best-selling CD at the Newbury Comics stores. All of the attention piqued the interest of Republic/Universal, which
inked a record deal with the band.
Immediately the band went to work. Tommy Stewart took Joe Darco's place. All Wound
Up was reworked, culminating into the finished product of Godsmack's eponymous CD. The CD arrived six weeks later.
Voodoo Tour followed. Between their solid reputation for putting on amazing live shows and strong record sales, Godsmack was
able to secure a spot at Ozzfest in 1999 and 2000. They also joined Black Sabbath on a European tour.
effort, Awake, arrived in 2000. The leading track also called "Awake," ruled the airwaves and shattered chart records during
the early 2000s. "Vampires," another single off the album, was an instrumental that garnered them their first Grammy nod.
supported the album with a sold-out tour that crisscrossed the nation.
In 2002, Godsmack was invited to contribute to
The Scorpion King soundtrack. "I Stand Alone" was the result and landed at No. 1 on Rock Radio and earned its title as the
most played Active Rock tune in 2002. It settled in at that spot for 14 weeks in a row.
The band took a hiatus after
playing the role of road warrior for more than four years. During that time, Tommy Stewart was replaced by Shannon Larkin,
a longtime friend of Sully's and a former member of Ugly Kid Joe, Wrathchild America and AMEN.
Once their break was
over, Godsmack issued The Other Side, their debut acoustic EP. Another tour resulted. This time, Godsmack delivered a memorable,
incredible acoustic show.
Godsmack issued IV in 2006, followed by The Oracle in 2010. Their latest effort is 1000hp,
which dropped in 2014.
Godsmack's discography is comprised of one compilation, 23 tracks,
three video albums and one EP. They have also issued six studio albums: Godsmack (1998); Awake (2000); Faceless (2003); IV
(2006); The Oracle (2010); and 1000hp (2014).
Godsmack lists their inspirations as being:
Pantera, Rush, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Alice in Chains, Aerosmith, Rush and Metallica.
If you're looking for a live show that has it all – electricity, emotion and power – look no
further than seeing Godsmack live! Still rockin' hard like they did when they first started, Godsmack consistently delivers
a performance that will have you on your feet! Godsmack is also one of those bands that when you see them live, you feel like
you have a strong connection with them - something that doesn't come around every day, so make sure you catch one of their
shows when they head to your hometown!