Rejoice! For Tomorrow Is Godsmack Day

Boston’s international ambassadors: Godsmack
Boston’s international ambassadors: Godsmack – Republic Records

How will you celebrate Godsmack Day? Better figure it out soon, because Mayor Marty Walsh has declared that tomorrow, August 6, will now be known as Godsmack Day in Boston.

The day will celebrate the achievements of Boston-ish-based band (they’re from Lawrence, but the lead singer is named Sully, so that’s Boston enough, really), which coincidentally has a new album coming out (1000hp, hitting stores today):

Recognizing GODSMACK as international ambassadors for the city of Boston and in recognition of their long success within the music industry, honorable Mayor Martin J. Walsh has officially declared August 6th “Godsmack Day!’’

Yes, the metal band that gave us “Whatever’’ and “Keep Away’’ will finally be feted by our fair city with an album signing at the Faneuil Hall Newbury Comics for the first 500 people to purchase the CD. The store opens at 8 a.m., so you should probably line up now. You buy the CD and get a wristband. Then at 4 p.m., everyone with a wristband gets to line up again to meet the band and get his CD signed. This is an all-day affair, people. Presumably fans will spend the hours between purchasing the album and getting in line to get it signed listening to all of Godsmack’s greatest hits.


At 4:30 p.m., the mayor himself will present Sully and Co. with the Godsmack Day distinction and all that comes with it (a plaque? A key to the city? WAAF, which was the first Boston station to play Godsmack and is hosting the event, didn’t say).

“I’m pleased to proclaim August 6 Godsmack Day to acknowledge and applaud the many musical contributions of the band offered to the music industry, the City of Boston, and millions of fans across the world,’’ Walsh told Tomorrow will be the only occurrence of Godsmack Day; the mayor’s office tells that it will not be a repeating holiday. So you might want to cancel those August 6, 2015 Godsmack Day plans.

Boston-based music magazine Vanyaland, which is apparently not as much of a fan of Godsmack as WAAF or Mayor Walsh are, suggested that tomorrow “might be a good day to stay indoors.’’

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