Sully Erna of GODSMACK has announced the creation of The Scars Foundation to support ongoing mental health struggles facing so many.
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.
"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."
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"Under Your Scars" is the latest single from GODSMACK's current album, "When Legends Rise". The song was the No. 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 No. 1 from the album, and last year's No. 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.
Next month, GODSMACK — Erna (vocals, guitar), Tony Rombola (guitar), Robbie Merrill (bass) and Shannon Larkin (drums) — returns to the road in the U.S. where it will headline a run of shows with special guests VOLBEAT, along with some co-headlining shows with them in Canada. The band has added nine additional dates to the previously announced tour, including a July 23 stop at the Beacon Theatre in New York. Tickets for the previously announced shows are on sale now. Presales (including a VIP and fan club pre-sale) for the additional shows begin Tuesday, April 9 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 12 at 10:00 a.m. local time.