SULLY ERNA of GODSMACK has announced the creation of The Scars Foundation to support ongoing mental health struggles facing so many. The foundation’s mission statement is as follows:
The Scars Foundation has been established by Sully Erna and the rock band Godsmack to help raise awareness of the mental health issues that so many are faced with today.
With the rise of suicides, bullying, addiction, abuse and so many other challenges, The Scars Foundation is dedicated to providing resources and tools to educate and empower people on a global level that struggle with these burdens.
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“Scars come in all forms,” SULLY explains about the foundation. “They are physical and emotional. They’re traumatizing and make us fear what people may think of us. But we are ALL imperfect in some way. That’s what makes us perfect and unique! EVERYONE has something that makes him or her insecure or embarrassed. But instead of hiding them or internalizing them, own them and show them off to the world! Let them empower you so you can be a voice for everyone who can’t be. If we ALL wear our scars loudly and proudly, others will follow.”
“Under Your Scars” is the latest single from the band’s current album, WHEN LEGENDS RISE. The song was the #1 most added at radio last week (April 2). Every donation to The Scars Foundation will include a download of the band’s “Under Your Scars” single.
“Under Your Scars” follows “When Legends Rise,” the second #1 from the album, and last year’s #1 “Bulletproof,” which was nominated for “Rock Song of the Year” for the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards and was also the most-played song at rock radio in 2018.
WHEN LEGENDS RISE marks the band’s seventh studio album and their first in four years.
Next month, GODSMACK–Sully Erna [vocals, guitar], Tony Rombola [guitar], Robbie Merrill [bass], and Shannon Larkin [drums]–return to the road in the U.S. where they’ll headline a run of shows with special guests VOLBEAT, along with some co-headlining shows with them in Canada. The band have added nine additional shows to the previously announced shows. Following this, the band returns to Europe for the following shows and festivals:
|3-Jun-2019||A2 Green Concert||St. Petersburg||Russia|
|7-Jun-2019||Rock Am Ring||Nunberg||Germany|
|8-Jun-2019||Rock im Park||Nuernberg/Zeppelinfeld||Germany|
|9-Jun-2019||Rock am Ring||Nuerburgring/Eifel||Germany|
|11-Jun-2019||Lucerna Velky Sal||Prague||Czech Republic|
|16-Jun-2019||Download Festival||Donnington Park||UK|
|22-Jun-2019||Graspop Metal Meeting||Dessel||Belgium|