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GODSMACK Announces 2022 UK/European Tour


Massachusetts metallers GODSMACK are set to hit Europe & Russia this coming fall 2022. The 19-date tour is set to take off at the Palladium in Cologne, Germany on October 5, 2022 & will end at the A2 in St. Petersburg, Russia on Halloween on October 31, 2022.


GODSMACK: "UK + EUROPE we are SO stoked to announce that we are coming back to see you in OCTOBER !!"


Fan presales start this Wednesday, January 26 at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. at Godsmack.com. Presale code: smackthis2022. General public on-sales start Friday, January 28 at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.


GODSMACK U.K./EUROPEAN 2022 Tour:


Oct. 05 - Cologne, Germany - Palladium

Oct. 06 - Paris, France - Casino de Paris

Oct. 08 - Glasgow, UK - O2 Academy

Oct. 09 - Manchester, UK - Academy

Oct. 11 - London, UK - Roundhouse

Oct. 12 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy

Oct. 14 - Brussels, Belgium - AB

Oct. 15 - Offenbach, Germany - Stadthalle

Oct. 16 - Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle

Oct. 18 - Munich, Germany - Zenith

Oct. 19 - Zurich, Switzerland - Komplex 457

Oct. 20 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz

Oct. 22 - Vienna, Austria - Gasometer

Oct. 23 - Budapest, Hungary - Barba Negra Club

Oct. 25 - Sofia, Bulgaria - Arena Armeets

Oct. 26 - Bucharest, Romania - Arenele Romanes Marquee

Oct. 28 - Kyiv, Ukraine - Stereoplaza

Oct. 30 - Moscow, Russia - Adrenaline Stadium

Oct. 31 - St. Petersburg, Russia - A2


Last NovemberSully said to Minnesota's 93X: "People always ask us about this gap of how come it takes GODSMACK four years to put out new music. Well, for us, it's a blink of an eye. And the reason is because we take about six months to a year to write and record a record, 'cause we go for quality most of the time, not quantity. And then it's touring on it, which lasts another 18 months to two years. And then, obviously, when coming off a big world tour like that, before we do another record, we're taking six months off or something like that, and then it's another six months to a year to write [a new album]. So four years goes by very quickly is my point. Obviously, with COVID, it even bumped it up a little bit more. So, in a nutshell, the plan is gonna be we have some shows we're gonna honor this April and May coming up from back when COVID hit and we had to cancel some — just a handful. And then we are planning to hopefully release something late '22, with the intentions of getting out there by early '23 — in the States. We may start a little sooner in Europe first, but the States, I think, '23 for a big new-look world tour kind of thing [in support of a] new album."


"When this [pandemic] thing happened, then we were, like, 'Okay, well, this gives us some time, 'cause I wanna set up this place and get the band ready in a new studio' and whatever," Sully explained. "Then we finished the studio and we went right to work. We were in there for two, three months or whatever, and we started grinding and pumping out music, and then we were going, like, 'Wait a minute here. Why are we in such a hurry? We're not gonna tour yet for a while.' And Tony [Rombola, guitar] was, like, 'Yeah, I wanna kind of do some projects around my house,' and Shannon [Larkin, drums] the same, and Robbie [Merrill, bass] was going through something, rebuilding his personal life. And I'm, like, 'There's no reason. We just toured for more than two decades straight, and now we're rushing to get right out there during a pandemic when we're not gonna be able to get out there?' So we just went, 'Eh. Shut it off. See you next year. Let's go enjoy our summer. Let's enjoy our families and our friends and our houses.' And we took this year off. So now we've committed to getting in there January 2nd and we're gonna work through the end of April to try to button up a record. And that's why we're looking at probably like a late summer, early fall release for a new single. And then [a full-length] record following that."





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