GODSMACK Announces More Dates For 2024 'Vibez Tour'

November 28, 2023

GODSMACK will embark on the "Vibez Tour" in February 2024. The multi-platinum Grammy-nominated hard rock band is transforming its thunderous pyro-filled amphitheater rock show into a more intimate experience. The band is set to deliver a series of intimate evenings featuring acoustic/electric performances and untold stories in theatres across North America. The first leg is scheduled to begin on February 15 in Catoosa, Oklahoma, while the second leg will kick off April 9 in Valley Center, California.

Tickets will be available starting with an artist presale beginning tomorrow (Wednesday, November 29) at 10 a.m. local time. Additional pre-sales will run throughout the week ahead of the general on-sale starting Friday, December 1 at 10 a.m. local time.

For tickets and more information, visit www.godsmack.com/tour.

Tour dates:

Feb. 15 - Catoosa, OK @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hard Rock Live
Feb. 17 - Shawnee, OK @ Grand Casino & Hotel Events Center
Feb. 18 - Thackerville, OK @ Winstar Casino - New Showroom
Feb. 20 - Lubbock, TX @ The Buddy Holly Hall – Helen DeVitt Jones Theater
Feb. 22 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
Feb. 23 - San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theatre
Feb. 24 - Lake Charles, LA @ L'Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles
Feb. 27 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Feb. 29 - Huntsville, AL @ Mark C. Smith Concert Hall at the Von Braun Center
Mar. 01 - Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre
Mar. 02 - Louisville, KY @ The Louisville Palace
Mar. 05 - Charleston, WV @ Charleston Municipal Auditorium
Mar. 06 - Richmond, VA @ Altria Theater
Mar. 08 - Durham, NC @ DPAC – Durham Performing Arts Center
Mar. 09 - Greenville, SC @ Peace Center - Peace Concert Hall
Mar. 10 - Columbia, SC @ Township Auditorium
Mar. 13 - Orlando, FL @ Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts – Walt Disney Theater
Mar. 15 - St Petersburg, FL @ Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater
Mar. 16 - Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore

Apr. 06 - Scottsdale, AZ @ AZ Bike Week*

Apr. 09 - Valley Center, CA @ Harrah's Resort Southern California - The Events Center
Apr. 10 - Inglewood, CA @ YouTube Theater
Apr. 12 - Indio, CA @ Fantasy Springs Resort Casino - Special Events Center
Apr. 13 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Apr. 15 - Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
Apr. 17 - Kansas City, MO @ The Midland Theatre
Apr. 19 - Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Apr. 20 - Gary, IN @ Hard Rock Live Northern Indiana
Apr. 22 - Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
Apr. 25 - Niagara Falls, ON @ Fallsview Casino
Apr. 26 - Windsor, ON @ The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
Apr. 27 - Mount Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Apr. 30 - Erie, PA @ Warner Theatre
May 01 - Hershey, PA @ Hershey Theatre
May 03 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Ovation Hall at Ocean Casino Resort
May 04 - Newark, NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
May 05 - Oxon Hill, MD @ The Theatre at MGM National Harbor

* Full electric

Last month, GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna confirmed to "Chaz And AJ In The Morning" on the 99.1 PLR radio station in Connecticut that he and his bandmates would embark on a "stripped-down" U.S. tour in early 2024. But he was quick to point out: "Let me just make this clear — it's not strictly an acoustic tour, but it is the acoustic vibe. So we're going to do a 'vibez' tour; that's what I think we're even going to call it: the 'Vibez' tour. And what it is, is it's gonna be GODSMACK stripped down in theater settings. We're gonna bring a couple of additional musicians with us to fill it up — a keyboard player and an extra guitar player — and we're gonna not only play what we feel is the best of the GODSMACK songs that are translated well acoustically or like in a more vibey version — the 'Voodoo's, the 'Serenity's, 'Growing Old' off the new record, the ballad 'Truth', 'Under Your Scars', all those kinds of songs. But we're also gonna blend in some really cool covers. We're talking about doing things like 'No Quarter' by [LED] ZEPPELIN and doing some PINK FLOYD and really take people kind of on a musical journey and hybrid kind of what I did with the solo thing and with GODSMACK and just make it a really cool evening of music."

Sully said that the tour would be announced "soon." He explained: "This is gonna start ramping up by mid-February. We should make a pretty good dent in the States by mid-next year. And then we're talking about some plans to ramp up the big show again."

Regarding when he and his GODSMACK bandmates might be looking at taking some time off, Erna said: "Well, we're definitely gonna have '24 full. When it's time for a break, then we'll rethink things and figure out what we're gonna do and make that decision then."

Sully previously floated the possibility of a "stripped-down" tour in September in an interview with Jay Ramone of the Rock 100.5 The KATT radio station. At the time he said that GODSMACK's plans "could include 'An Evening With' theater, stripped down, vibey kind of show in the late January, February months."

After Ramone asked Erna if he meant that the tour would be "somewhat acoustic-based", Sully responded: "Not necessarily. Just a different vibe. We haven't done it since '04. So it's been a while. But it's a cool, different whole look at the band and what we do; it's a whole different thing."

When GODSMACK last embarked on "An Evening With" tour nearly 20 years ago, the stripped down acoustic-based performance was aimed at showing the group in a different light and offering it the opportunity to play its music with different arrangements. The show featured the GODSMACK members performing while seated on stools, a la "MTV Unplugged", and included some creative staging and lighting, dim candles and a few spooky props, Times Leader reported at the time.

GODSMACK kicked off its 2023 U.S. tour on May 4 at the 107.9 KBPI Birthday Bash at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado.

GODSMACK's eighth studio album, "Lighting Up The Sky" was released in February via BMG. The LP was co-produced by Erna and Andrew "Mudrock" Murdock (AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ALICE COOPER).

The first single from "Lighting Up The Sky", "Surrender", which arrived in September 2022, marked the first release from GODSMACK in four years, following their globally acclaimed and gold-certified 2018 album "When Legends Rise", which earned the Erna-fronted outfit a No. 1 spot across U.S. Hard Rock, Rock, and Alternative album charts.

In a recent interview with Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin was asked which kind of show — arena or smaller theater — is more challenging, more rewarding, more fun. He responded: "Each one of us has a fave environment, and the different energies from, say, 50,000 people at a festival as opposed to 2,000 in a theater are two different highs, each bringing unique feelings to us individually, but both just as satisfying as a performer. I personally prefer amphitheaters; my fave venue ever is Red Rocks Amphitheater."

Photo credit: Chris Bradshaw

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