When Godsmack aren't rocking with Metallica this spring, they'll be rocking without 'em.
On April 1, about a month after the two bands embark on a North American tour (see "Planets Align For Annihilation: Godsmack On Metallica Tour"), Metallica will take a three-week break before returning to the road. During that time, Godsmack will play 13 shows with Ill Niño and their pals Dropbox, the first band signed to Godsmack frontman Sully Erna's new label, Realign.
The first Godsmack headlining date is April 2 in St. Louis, and the final gig will be in Wheeling, West Virginia, on April 18. Godsmack will resume their tour with Metallica on April 20 in Uniondale, New York.
Godsmack's acoustic The Other Side comes out on March 16. Dropbox's self-titled debut drops April 13. The disc was produced by Dave Jerden (Alice in Chains, Offspring) and features the single "Wishbone," which will also appear in the "Transformers" video game, which comes out May 11.
Godsmack headline dates, according to the band's publicist:
- 4/2 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
- 4/3 - Ft. Wayne, IN @ Memorial Coliseum
- 4/4 - Toledo, OH @ Toledo Sports Arena
- 4/5 - Rochester, NY @ Auditorium Theater
- 4/7 - Syracuse, NY @ Landmark Theatre
- 4/9 - Wilkes-Barre, NC @ Wachovia Center
- 4/10 - Trenton, NJ @ Sovereign Convention Center (tentative)
- 4/11 - Springfield, MA @ Hippodrome (tentative)
- 4/13 - Hershey, PA @ Giant Center
- 4/15 - Uncasville, CT @ Moghegan Sun Casino Arena
- 4/16 - Lewiston, ME @ Central Maine Civic Center (tentative)
- 4/17 - Albany, NY @ Sienna College (tentative)
- 4/18 - Wheeling, WV @ Capitol Music Hall (tentative)
Additional Godsmack dates with Metallica:
- 4/20 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
- 4/23 - Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Coliseum
- 4/24 - Roanoke, VA @ Roanoke Civic Center
- 4/26 - Norfolk, VA @ Scope
- 4/28 - Louisville, KY @ Freedom Hall
- 4/29 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
- 5/2 - Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center Coliseum
- 5/6 - Calgary AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome
- 5/7 - Saskatoon, SK @ Saskatchewan Palace
- 5/9 - Winnipeg, MB @ Winnipeg Arena
- 5/11 - Kansas City, MO @ Kemper Area
- 5/12 - Omaha, NE @ Qwest Center