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Shane Told is the lead singer for Silverstein, a post-hardcore/screamo/alternative rock band from Burlington Ontario. The band formed in circa 2000 and signed to the infamous label... Victory Records in 2002.
The band quickly rose to the forefront of the Emo movement in the mid 2000’s becoming one of the top bands in the genre alongside bands like Hawthorne Heights, Underoath and The Used to name a few.
What really catapulted Silverstein to another level was their second studio album, Discovering the Waterfront. The album became an instant classic in the genre producing hits like Smile in Your Sleep, Discovering the Waterfront and Heorine. The album peaked at number 34 on the Billboard 200 chart, a weekly chart for best-selling albums worldwide, all genres together. To date, sources say it has sold more than half a million copies!
Silverstein’s success has taken them on arena tours around the world opening for acts like Simple Plan and even Avril Lavigne. They’ve also played the biggest rock festivals and have headlined tours in theatres around the globe.
Silverstein are celebrating their 20th year anniversary and haven’t stopped, to date they have released 10 studio albums culminating sales of over 1.5 million copies… Let's not forget their 2006 Juno nomination for Best New Group, thus, the reason they are legends in the alternative rock scene!
Shane also hosts Lead Singer Syndrome podcast where he interviews some of the biggest rockers in the scene from Ryan Key of Yellowcard to Jim of Jimmy Eat World to Zakk Wylde to Scott Stapp of Creed, Bert from The Used and many more.