Shinedown stopped at the Intrust bank Arena in Wichita on Thursday night on the Planet Zero World Tour. Their set was filled with classic Shinedown tracks like “45” and “Sound of Madness” while mixing in new tunes like “The Saints of Violence and Innuendo,” and “Daylight,” which is an unreleased track from their forthcoming album Planet Zero.
I’ve seen Shinedown 5 times and this was by far their best performance and best stage production. The stage extended out into the crowd and when you pair that with the non-stop hit songs, massive video boards, and a ton of pyro you get an immersive experience.
The Pretty Reckless were direct support, and they were fantastic. This is their first tour in 5 years since Chris Cornell passed away, so it was great to see them on the road again. Taylor Momsen, the lead vocalist, always brings so much energy to her live performance.
Diamante opened up the night and really took me by surprise. I’d never seen her live before, so I didn’t really know what to expect, but she was fantastic. If you haven’t checked her out yet, you’re really missing out.
Shinedown’s Planet Zero is due out on July 1st and can be pre-ordered here.