Wednesday: Shinedown | Rock Candy

Wednesday: Shinedown



7:45 p.m., Metroplex Events Center NOW AT THE VILLAGE. $29.50.

With more than 6 million album sales to their credit, Florida's post-grunge rockers Shinedown have made quite a name for themselves since they got together in 2001. Touring behind “The Sound of Madness,” the band remains in steady radio rotation. Songs such as “45,” “Save Me,” “Devour” and a cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's “Simple Man,” have kept the group on the forefront of mainstream rock music, as well as commercial endeavors such as a song on the “Final Destination” movie and “NFL Madden 2009” video game soundtracks. Describing the latest CD, lead singer Brent Smith said the band's goal was a “huge hard rock record that has a lot of crossover potential,” which sheds light on Shinedown's increasing popularity.  Australia's modern rock trio Sick Puppies opens the show.

—Paul Peterson

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