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It’s me, hi: Brent Smith quotes Taylor Swift in explaining Shinedown’s busy tour schedule

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Shinedown is one of the hardest-touring bands in the world, and to explain why, frontman Brent Smith turns to the poetry of Taylor Swift.

In a Instagram post, Smith reacts to the question “Why are you touring almost 200 days a year?” alongside a video of him mouthing along to the lyrics from Swift’s hit “Anti-Hero,” off her new album, Midnights.

“It’s me, hi, I’m the problem, it’s me,” Smith-as-Swift sings while pointing at himself.

In the post’s caption, Shinedown teases, “Should we raise the touring bar even higher for 2023?” and invites followers to comment with their city suggestions.

Shinedown spent much of 2022 touring behind their new album, Plant Zero, which was released in July. The singles “Planet Zero” and “Daylight” both hit #1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart.

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