According to The Pulse of Radio, SHINEDOWN plays a role in a new HBO documentary called "Blindsided". The film tells the story of 11-year-old Jared Hara, a Florida boy who discovered that he was going blind due to a hereditary disorder passed to him genetically by his mother. Forced to give up his favorite sport, hockey, Jared turns to the guitar. When his father Mark learns that one of his favorite bands, SHINEDOWN, is playing nearby, Jared gets a chance to meet the band on their tour bus before being brought onstage to play with the group in front of thousands of fans as well as his family and friends.
"Blindsided" premieres on HBO on October 10 at 7:15 p.m. ET.
SHINEDOWN bassist Eric Bass told The Pulse of Radio that interacting with fans is the most important element of being in a band. "It's the most important part of what I do, as far as I'm concerned," he said. "I mean, yeah, you wanna play well, but when it comes down to it, I want to connect with those people, and it's very important to me to do that."
"Blindsided" will also air multiple times throughout October on the HBO Family channel.
SHINEDOWN plays on Wednesday night (October 1) in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Thursday (October 2) in Sauget, Illinois before heading to Europe with DISTURBED.
The band will return in November for a U.S. tour with BUCKCHERRY, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and SAVING ABEL.
SHINEDOWN is on the road behind its third album, "The Sound of Madness", which features the singles "Devour" and "Second Chance".