The pandemic is providing bands with many scenarios they never had to consider before, and while there is an interest in returning to play shows again for most acts, there's also a desire to do it right and with proper caution avoiding any possible health risks. During a chat with Offstage With DWP, Godsmack's Sully Erna revealed that he felt his band likely wouldn't return to touring until 2022.
The singer first spoke about how the shutdown has affected him, revealing that the time off actually aligned with Godsmack's between album plans. "I haven't done any [shows] since last November when we ended the 'When Legends Rise' record cycle," explained the singer. "But for me, life really hasn't changed much, because in order to write music, you have to kind of isolate for that anyways. You don't really write music in the middle of a nightclub or with a house full of people — most of the time. You're just kind of isolating and doing your own thing and working out melodies and lyrics and riffs and whatever. So we were just at that stage anyways, coming off of an album cycle, to have to go in and start writing again."