Staind Announce September U.S. Tour

Staind have announced a September U.S. tour. Here’s the dates for that run:

09/08 Niagara Falls, NY – Seneca Casino
09/09 Verona, NY – Turning Stone Casino
09/10 Atlantic City, NJ – Ocean Resort Casino
09/11 Springfield, MA – MassMutual Center
09/15 Corning, CA – Rolling Hills Casino
09/16 Reno, NV – Silver Legacy Casino
09/17 Highland, CA – Yaamava’ Casino
09/18 Las Vegas, NV – The Theater at Virgin Hotels
09/20 Tucson, AZ – Casino Del Sol
09/22 Tulsa, OK – Hard Rock Casino
09/23 Durant, OK – Choctaw Casino
09/24 Shawnee, OK – Firelake Grand Casino

Staind’s Aaron Lewis Goes On Nonsensical Rant During Portsmouth, OH Show, Says People “Should Listen To What Vladimir Putin Is Saying”

Staind’s Aaron Lewis recently went on another nonsensical rant during his March 17 solo show at the Vern Riffe Center in Portsmouth, OH. The frontman spouted out a bunch of right-wing conspiracy theories and even said people “should listen to what Vladimir Putin is saying,” despite all of the death and destruction the dictator is causing in Ukraine.

Lewis told the crowd the following:

“So, I’m not gonna go into some big get-myself-in-trouble dissertation. All I’m gonna say is this: question everything. Everything that they’re telling you right now is a lie. Everything. We need to come to grips with something, people. This is our country. We own the most corrupt country in the world.

So my question is, what are we gonna do about it? Because we put these people where they sit, to become corrupt and to sell us out all for their gain and not for ours. They’re supposed to represent us, not themselves. And they’re all guilty of it — 90 percent of ’em.

I don’t know who’s worse — the Democrats that are trying to destroy this country or the Republicans that sit idly by while they do so. They all need to be removed. We need to start voting for people that aren’t lifetime politicians because those are the most lecherous, snake-in-the-grass pieces of shit that you can ever possibly put into power.

The next governor needs to be you. The next senator needs to be you. We need to pick from our peers, people — people that have good ideas that we can stand behind; not these fucking snake oil salesmen that tell us everything we wanna hear. And until we wake up, this country is going off the cliff, people.

We have no order. We have no president. Every single day that goes by, we lose standing in the world. Everyone’s laughing at us. Everyone is positioning themselves against us. And it’s not us — it’s the government that we put in power. These are the people that are making us look bad throughout the entire world — the same people that have you convinced that we all need to support Ukraine even though all of their money laundering systems, all of their everything, the way that they get all their kickbacks and they wash everything is all through the Ukraine.”

He continued after a fan shouted “Fuck Joe Biden“:

“Listen, it’s bigger than ‘Fuck Joe Biden.’ It is. It is. It’s the media. It’s the Internet and the people that control it. Everything is against us in this room — everything. Because when we lose, they win. Look what happened over shutdown. Look how many small businesses got bankrupt and closed forever. And look how the big corporations made billions and billions of dollars. They just took all that wealth out of our hands and they put it in theirs.

They took your jobs. They made you believe lies. They made you believe that a vaccine was gonna keep you safe. They made you think that a fucking mask was gonna keep you safe. They made you think that avoiding your friends and your family and staying locked up in your house was gonna somehow keep you safe. But guess what — didn’t we all get COVID? Didn’t every single of us in this fucking room get COVID and live to tell the tale? We’re okay. I survived. I didn’t stick that poison in my fucking body. I did just fine. I had it twice. I’m not fucking dead.

Don’t believe a word they fucking tell you — not one word.”

Lewis also added the following about Ukraine:

“You know, as fucked up as it sounds, maybe we should listen to what Vladimir Putin is saying. Maybe, just maybe, when Klaus Schwab and George Soros and every other dirty fucking earth-destroying motherfucker all jumps on the same bandwagon, maybe, just maybe we should fucking take a good look at that. Why are they trying to protect Ukraine so much? What do they all have to lose?

It’s all bullshit. It’s all bullshit. Have you seen the pictures with wooden guns and all the bodies in body bags laying in the background, and all of a sudden one of the bodies starts moving and fucking sits up and fixes its fucking body bag while the reporter is reporting? People, if you haven’t seen that, you’d better start fucking looking elsewhere. If you haven’t seen Vladimir Putin actually say that he’s fighting the ‘Deep State’ right now, which is the same people we’re fighting, which is the same people everywhere on the face of this earth that people are fighting for freedom.

You know, we need to reassess and think about who it is, who these people are, what makes them worthy of us putting all of our faith and all of our trust in these fucking snake oil salesmen.”

He then concluded with the following:

“That should be good tomorrow. And you know what, though — fuck ’em if they can’t handle the truth. It seems like nobody wants to hear the truth these days. They just wanna put their masks on and walk around like fucking zombies.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Aaron Lewis Got Wasted And Accidently Played Staind’s “It’s Been Awhile” Twice During Recent Solo Show

Staind frontman Aaron Lewis ended up getting wasted and accidently performed the band’s hit song “It’s Been Awhile” twice during his July 21 solo show at Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach, DE. Towards the end of the second performance, he realized the mistake and told the audience the following:

“You know what I’m realizing right this second? That I’m drunk enough that I should be playing ‘Outside’ right now, and instead I’m playing a fucking song I already played tonight. Which means I might be slightly overserved. So should I play the fucking song that I was supposed to be playing the whole fucking time? Because maybe I might have smoked a little bit too much weed tonight. I will say that’s a first. That’s a first right there… I’ll hear about that one tomorrow. Actually, I’m gonna call you out and we’ll see whether you guys out me tomorrow for that. So I guess we’ll just see how much y’all love me, ’cause no one else except everybody in this room just saw that happen, so you can give me a free pass. It is entirely and totally up to you, so we’ll see whether I’m hiding my face in shame tomorrow, ’cause I have definitely seen a whole lot of cameras recording this, which… super comfortable.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Mike Mushok Says Staind Have “A Bunch Of Songs Kicking Around” For Their Next Album

During a recent interview with Audio Ink Radio, Staind’s Mike Mushok offered an update on the writing process for the band’s new album. He said the following:

“We’re working on that now. Aaron [Lewis] is finishing up a country record; he’s just about done with it. I think the idea is once that’s completed, we’re gonna… There’s a bunch of [new] songs kicking around. It’s just kind of [a matter of] sorting through that stuff and seeing what, if anything, we like, and figuring out… I imagine, having not put out a real record of new music in 10 years, we’re gonna be pretty critical of what it is and wanna make sure that it’s great. But, yes, there is talk of that. We actually signed a record deal and have a deal to do a new record.”

Korn And Staind Announce Summer U.S. Tour

Korn and Staind have announced a summer U.S. tour. ’68 and Fire From The Gods will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With ’68:

08/05 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
08/07 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
08/08 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
08/10 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
08/11 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
08/13 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
08/14 Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
08/17 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
08/18 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
08/20 Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
08/21 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
08/24 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
08/25 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
08/27 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
08/28 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center

With Fire From The Gods:

08/31 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/02 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
09/03 Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
09/05 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO
09/06 Bonner Springs, KS – Azura Amphitheater
09/09 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
09/11 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/12 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
09/14 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
09/15 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
09/18 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
09/19 Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
09/21 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
09/23 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life (festival date)

Staind Stream Live Version Of “Mudshovel”

Staind are streaming a live version of their song “Mudshovel.” This version of the track is from the band’s new live album “Live: It’s Been Awhile,” which will be released on May 7. That effort was recorded during an October 2019 show at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT. Footage of the set will stream on May 1 as part of the band’s two-part virtual concert series “The Return Of Staind.” The second part of the series will feature a livestream concert in which the band will be performing “Break The Cycle“ in full at Mill 1 at Open Square in Holyoke, MA on May 8. Tickets can be found HERE. Mike Mushok said the following about “Mudshovel”:

“There hasn’t been a gig since we first wrote this song in ’96 where we haven’t played ‘Mudshovel‘. It’s definitely become a fan favorite and I have as much fun playing it now as I did back then.”

Staind Hoping To Release New Album In 2022

Staind previously announced that they are planning to release a new live album on May 7 to coincide with a two-part streaming series, but now it looks like a new studio album may be on the way as well. During an appearance on SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,” frontman Aaron Lewis said that the band are hoping to release a new record sometime next year:

“I would certainly love to have it recorded and done by the end of this year, to be released next year. All of our plans that were kind of semi on the books and on the table, everything just had a year taken off of it [due to the pandemic]. We were gonna have a record come out sometime in 2020 or certainly in 2021, and there was a schedule that was on the table that, just like everything else, got burned to the ground as soon as [the lockdown] started.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Staind To Release New Live Album “Live: It’s Been Awhile” In May, Announce Two-Part Streaming Concert Series

Staind will be releasing a new live album titled “Live: It’s Been Awhile” on May 7. The effort was recorded during an October 2019 show at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT. Footage of the set will also stream on May 1 as part of the band’s two-part virtual concert series “The Return Of Staind.” The second part of the series will feature a livestream concert in which the band will be performing “Break The Cycle“ in full at Mill 1 at Open Square in Holyoke, MA on May 8. Tickets can be found HERE.

Aaron Lewis said the following about the “Live: It’s Been Awhile” set:

“These were the first grouping of shows we played together in 2019, when we were gearing up for what was to be a very busy 2020…that never happened. I’m glad we captured that energy here and can share it with those who couldn’t be at Foxwoods.”

He also added the following about the “Break The Cycle” livestream:

“Our first show together in 1995 was at a now defunct bar called the Waterfront in Holyoke. We played mostly covers, because that’s what you had to do back then. Turns out The Waterfront is two miles from where we did this. Here we are, two miles down the road, 26 years later, celebrating the anniversary of the album that helped us break though 20 years ago and altered our lives forever.”

The cover art and track listing for the live album can be found below, along with a live version of “It’s Been Awhile” and a trailer for the streaming series:

“Live: It’s Been Awhile” Track Listing:

01. “Eyes Wide Open” (live)
02. “Paper Jesus” (live)
03. “Not Again” (live)
04. “Fade” (live)
05. “For You” (live)
06. “Something” (live)
07. “Intro” (live)
08. “Crawl” (live)
09. “Right Here” (live)
10. “Outside” (live)
11. “Paper Wings” (live)
12. “So Far Away” (live)
13. “Raw” (live)
14. “It’s Been Awhile” (live)
15. “Mudshovel” (live)

Watch Staind’s Aaron Lewis & Mike Mushok Perform An Acoustic Version Of “Mudshovel”

Aaron Lewis was joined by his Staind bandmate Mike Mushok during a livestreamed acoustic performance on November 20. Footage of “Mudshovel” from the set has since surfaced online and can be seen below. As previously reported, Lewis will be playing another livestreamed acoustic show on November 27.

Staind’s Aaron Lewis Announces Two Livestream Shows

Staind frontman Aaron Lewis has announced two acoustic livestream concerts. The first show will take place on November 20 and it will feature songs from his 2011 EP “Town Line” and Staind’s 1999 album “Dysfunction.“ Notably, Mike Mushok will join him for that performance. The second show will take place on November 27 and it will feature songs from Lewis’ 2012 album “The Road” and Staind‘s 2001 album “Break The Cycle.“ Tickets can be found at aaronlewisvip.com.