Shinedown bringing acoustic tour to Tampa's Straz Center
We'll be honest: the enduring popularity of Jacksonville's Shinedown sort of perplexes us. Why are they headlining arenas and festivals and Buccaneer kickoff parties and Caribbean cruises? Why does that one dude have dreads?
Here's another element to Shinedown's being that threw us for a loop: The alternative-metal group is coming to Tampa on Nov. 4, and they'll be performing at ... the Straz Center for the Performing Arts? Huh?
See, they're embarking on an acoustic tour. And rather than rattling the rafters of some arena or shed, they've elected to go all elegant and win us over with their delicate skillz. We probably won't be there, but we can bet Shinedown's many, many extremely passionate fans will be. At the very least, we give them credit for doing the acoustic-tour thing. More bands should do that.
The show is 8:30 p.m. Nov. 4; tickets are $29.50. Click here for details on the show.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*