Godsmack’s Walked Back the Claim They’re Totally Done Making New Music — Sorta


Just like no one’s ever really dead in comic books, it’s starting to seem like no one’s ever really done or “retired” or whatever in metal. We’ve seen it countless times with the “farewell tours” that never really end or bands that say they’ll never ever come back, only to announce a reunion tour a few years later. And as it turns out for Godsmack and their supposed end to writing new music, that may not be the case as well.

During an interview with 105.7 The Point, frontman Sully Erna walked back the band’s previous stance that they weren’t going to record anything new because “we have a strong catalog.” Now, the stance is that they might be down for a single here, maybe a collab there… who knows?

“We love each other. It’s not even a ‘like’; it’s like a deep love. We really do love and respect each other. We’ve jumped over so many mountains and climbed so many hills, and there’s been a lot of complications along the way, so it wasn’t a walk in the park by no means. But it’s something to celebrate, because here we are; we get along better than ever. The music is still relevant [and] we’re still doing big shows. It’s really a blessing.

“And now we’re even at an age, our daughters, we can hang out with them now as humans, as adults. And it’s cool. Maybe we missed a big chunk of the beginning, but the moms were there to nurture them and help with that. We were the providers, but now it’s like coming around where they really enjoy coming to see us and coming to see the shows and that kind of thing. My daughter actually is living with me right now. So it’s really cool, man. And I love this stage of the career that we’re at.

“Listen, you can never say never. We don’t know if we’re gonna put out a single here or there we don’t know if we’re gonna do a collaboration here or there. We just know that right now, what feels right for this moment, and it’s why we took the steps to announce it, was that we really do believe this will probably be the last full body of work from Godsmack But we’re not going anywhere either. We’re still coming out. We’re gonna be doing live shows and we’re gonna tour and honor the career and do kind of a greatest-hits show.”

Now, we’re not saying they shouldn’t ever do what they want in the future. They’re grown ass adults that have gone one to be insanely successful writing their butt rock since the late 90s. But like… maybe band should just stop making wild claims that they’re 100% totally done. We all know situations change and opportunities to do something cool can come out of nowhere, so maybe lay off the definitive statements when it comes to your career.

As for their touring plans, they’ve got a whole lot of tour dates lined up from now until late October. You can check out the full list of dates below and get your tickets today.


7/21 Virginia Beach, VA   Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
7/22 Bristow, VA              Jiffy Lube Live
7/25 Bangor, ME              Maine Savings Amphitheater
7/26 Mansfield, MA          Xfinity Center
7/28 Camden, NJ             Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
7/29 Holmdel, NJ             PNC Bank Arts Center
7/30 Wantagh, NY           Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
8/2  Scranton, PA            The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
8/3  Syracuse, NY           St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
8/5  Pittsburgh, PA          The Pavilion at Star Lake
8/6  Buffalo, NY               Darien Lake Amphitheater
8/8  Toronto, ON             Budweiser Stage
8/9  Detroit, MI                Pine Knob Music Theatre
8/10 Chicago, IL               Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/12 Indianapolis, IN        Ruoff Music Center
8/13 Milwaukee, WI         American Family Insurance Amphitheater
8/24 Irvine, CA                 FivePoint Amphitheatre
8/26 Las Vegas, NV         Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
8/27 San Diego, CA         North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
8/31 Austin, TX                Germania Insurance Amphitheater


9/3      Baton Rouge, LA        Raising Cane’s River Center^
9/5      Pensacola, FL   Pensacola Bay Center^
9/6       Jacksonville, FL       Daily’s Place^ 
9/7      Charleston, SC           Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center^
9/9      Tampa, FL                  MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre^ 
9/10    Hollywood, FL           Hard Rock Live^ 
9/24    Cuyahoga Falls, OH  Blossom Music Center#
9/26    Green Bay, WI          Resch Center#
9/28    Moline, IL                Vibrant Arena#
9/29    Omaha, NE            Baxter Arena#
10/1    Rapid City, SD        Summit Arena at The Monument# 
10/3    Salt Lake City, UT    Maverik Center#
10/4    Nampa, ID              Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater#
10/8    Kent, WA                accesso ShoWare Center*
10/10  Abbotsford, BC         Abbotsford Centre#
10/12  Edmonton, AB          Rogers Place#
10/13  Calgary, AB            Scotiabank Saddledome#
10/15  Saskatoon, SK         SaskTel Centre#
10/16  Winnipeg, MB          Canada Life Centre#
10/19  London, ON              Budweiser Gardens#
10/21  Laval, QC                 Place Bell#
10/22  Quebec City, QC      Videotron Centre#

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