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Below is our complete Staind news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Staind, Black Stone, Soil Add More Tour Dates

Staind have beefed up their touring schedule, here's the newest dates to be unveiled:

August 05th Maryland Heights, MO - UMB
August 06th Madison, WI - Willow Island
August 12th Sparta, WI - Constitution Park
August 26th Antioch, TN - Starwood Amphitheatre
September 08th Green Bay, WI - The Pavilion At The Oneida Casino
September 09th Sault Sainte Marie, MI - Dream Makers Theatre At Kewadin
September 11th York, PA - York Fair
September 12th Youngstown, OH - Chevrolet Center
September 15th Mount Pleasant, MI - Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
September 16th Huntington, WV - Harris Riverfront Park
September 17th Dayton, OH - Montgomery County Fair
September 19th Evansville, IN - Roberts Stadium
September 20th South Bend, IN - Morris Center
September 22nd Chattanooga, TN - Utc Mckenzie Arena
September 23rd Biloxi, MS - Mississippi Coast Coliseum
September 24th Baton Rouge, LA - River Center
September 26th Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
September 27th Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live
September 29th Virginia Beach, VA - Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach
September 30th Atlanta, GA - Hifi Buys Amphitheatre
October 01st Raleigh, NC - Alltel Pavilion At Walnut Creek
October 03rd Fayetteville, AR - Tyson Center
October 04th Belton, TX - Bell County Expo Center
October 06th Beaumont, TX - Ford Pavilion
October 07th Selma, TX - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
October 08th Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheater

Three Days Grace, SOiL, Black Stone Cherry and more will support on select dates.

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Staind and SoiL To Tour

Staind and SOiL have lined up the following shows together:

August 08th Topeka, KS - Topeka Performing Arts Ctr.
August 09th St. Paul, MN - Myth
August 11th Grand Island, NE - Heartland Events Ctr.
August 13th Council Bluff, IA - Mid America Recreation
August 16th Kelseyville, CA - Konocti Harbor Resort
August 17th Stateline, NV - Montbleu Resort
August 19th Billings, MT - Metrapark
August 22nd Pikeville, KY - E. Kentucky Expo Ctr.
August 23rd Johnson City, TN - Freedom Hall
August 25th Memphis, TN - 93X Fest
August 27th Charleston, SC - Blackbaud Stadium
August 29th Monroe, LA - Civic Center
August 30th Birmingham, AL - Boutwell Auditorium
September 01st Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier/Penn's Landing
September 02nd Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
September 03rd Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino

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SOAD, Korn, Others Don't Mind Music In Viral Video

MTV.com has written an interesting piece on Viral Videos and talked to a number of band members about their music's use in these indie videos:

Just as Vietnam was called the first TV war, the current conflict in Iraq could be remembered as the first viral-video war.

Viral video, the buzz word of the last few months (especially with marketers), is the term used to describe Internet videos like the "Star Wars" kid, "Brokeback to the Future" and "MySpace: The Movie" that have become phenomena thanks to e-mail and Web sites like YouTube.com and iFilm. But while those were clearly created to get a good laugh, there's a far different viral-video campaign blossoming that centers on American soldiers in the Middle East.

Essentially, troops are using affordable cameras and laptops to shoot and edit videos that chronicle their experience in and out of combat. And since most are set to modern rock music and feature the sort of quick cuts and stylistic shots often associated with MTV, the effect is like watching a music video.

"Wow this is cool — it's better than the real video," Staind singer Aaron Lewis said as he screened a video of "So Far Away" that juxtaposes frightening explosions with scenes of soldiers jokingly Saran-wrapping another troop to his bunk. "It's just crazy to see the footage of them right there in the middle of it, doing it all."

"I have seen ones where you can see people blowing up and all that kind of stuff," said Korn singer Jonathan Davis, whose music has been used by the video-makers. "But even the tame ones serve a purpose. They put faces on the people out there doing it, they're in the barracks and stuff, which is good."

"It is truly an indie media, from soldiers who are the ones who really know what's going on," said Tom Morello after screening a video that uses Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name." "It's not being filtered through some corporate-owned news service or whatever. So I think that their insights to what's happening there are important ones, being set to music that they like."

And not just music they like, but aggressive, political music that reflects the subject matter.

"The intense nature of the song really adds more emotion to the video," said Chris Wentzel, a civilian who used soldiers' footage he found online to make a clip for Drowning Pool's "Bodies." "If music wasn't used in the videos it would kind of take away from the video as far as emotion."

After Davis screened a clip that uses Korn's "Dead Bodies Everywhere," he knew exactly what the filmmaker was going for.

"It's a video of them killing people, so there's going to be dead bodies everywhere, which totally gives it a new meaning," Davis said of the song, which he wrote about working at a coroner's office before Korn formed. "I remember working at the funeral home, and you had to [inject humor] or you would have gone crazy from all the death being around you. And I think this is a way for them to do that, where they get their laptops and get their camera, 'Oh, check out my video.' It's like a way for them to deal with what they're doing. 'Cause they're killing people, man — I don't care who you are or what it is, it's still killing people and it's still got to be taxing on your mind."

And for that reason, Davis is supportive of the viral videos, even though they are made without permission from the bands and are therefore technically illegal.

"I don't know what the record company is going to say about that, but what's it hurting?" Davis said. "It's reality. People hear stuff from me all the time, they don't get to see that; they just see the powder-coated stuff. But if you really saw what's going on over there, you could see something different."

Read the full article at MTV.com.

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Seether Announce More Tour Dates, Ecard

Seether has released a new ecard online previewing their recently released live/acoustic album "One Cold Night".

Seether will be performing tonight (July 17) on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The show airs on NBC at 11:35pm ET - check local listings. The band is also scheduled to appear on Last Call with Carson Daly on Friday, August 4th on NBC which airs at 1:35am ET.

In touring news, Seether has just announced additional tour dates with Staind throughout August. Here is the complete listing: More...

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Black Stone Cherry Announce Tour Dates w/ Staind

While still in the midst of touring with Buckcherry, southern heavy-rockers Black Stone Cherry recently announced a North American tour in support of Staind this September. Black Stone Cherry will be playing material from their self-titled debut, Black Stone Cherry, (out July 18th) including the single "Lonely Train," which has been acclaimed for its raw, riff-heavy feel and has gained momentum moving from #21 to #16 on the active rock chart last week. Additionally the single was chosen by the WWE to be the official theme song for their upcoming Pay Per View "Great American Bash" (3 hours of wrestling on Sunday July 23rd, live from Indianapolis). Promotional spots featuring "Lonely Train" for the Bash will start to air this weekend.

Black Stone Cherry are signed to Roadrunner Records through a joint venture with In De Goot Recordings, an offshoot of the management firm run by rock music industry veteran Bill McGathy that represents Shinedown, Theory of a Deadman, Chevelle, Puddle of Mudd and others.

To get a glimpse of Black Stone Cherry and what life is like in Edmonton, KY, check out this video.

You can also watch the video for the first single "Lonely Train" here

The current list of Black Stone Cherry tour dates is as follows: More...

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Staind, Nonpoint, Dope Confirmed For JJO Band Camp

STAIND, NONPOINT and DOPE are among the confirmed artists for the JJO Band Camp 2006, set to take place August 6 at Willow Island in Madison, Wisconsin. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:


Seven more acts will be announced soon. For more information, visit jjobandcamp.com.

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Staind To Headline Jagermeister Tour

After a month long tour of Europe, Staind is gearing up for another rock-filled tour in the US. The band will be headlining the Jagermeister Tour with special guests, Three Days Grace and Hurt.

Here are the Jagermeister Tour Dates so far:

4/20 Mcallen, TX
4/22 Lubbock, TX
4/23 San Angelo, TX
4/25 Tulsa, OK
4/26 Wichita Falls, TX
4/28 Pensacola, FL
4/29 Zephyrhills, FL
4/30 Orlando, FL
5/03 Little Rock, AR
5/06 Jackson, MS

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Staind Returns To The Road

If you missed Staind during the Fall Brawl Tour, they are heading back on the road for a series of live dates in support of their latest album, 'CHAPTER V.' The guys will be treking across the country w/ Theory of a Deadman and Loser till February 19th in Minneapolis. In the meantime, you can view an interview and some live Staind action with the following links:

WINDOWS - Low, Med, High
QUICKTIME - Low, Med, High

Staind is also set to perform on February 11th, when they will be the headline act for pre- and post-race concert festivities at the 28th annual Budweiser Shootout at Daytona. Staind's Aaron Lewis will sing the National Anthem prior to the Budweiser Shootout, and the band will perform a free concert for ticket holders at the conclusion of the all-star race. To order tickets, call 1-800-PITSHOP or visit racetickets.com. For event information, visit

STAIND - 2006 WINTER TOUR w/ Theory of a Deadman and Loser: More...

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Staind and Aaron Lewis Solo Tour Dates

Staind will be hitting the road again in the new year for a Spring 2006 Tour. Confirmed Spring 2006 Tour performances include:

01/29/06 - Philadelphia, PA
01/31/06 - Springfield, MA
02/01/06 - Springfield, MA
02/03/06 - Mashantucket, MA
02/04/06 - Portland, ME
02/07/06 - Norfolk, VA
02/08/06 - Charelston, SC
02/09/06 - Atlanta, GA
02/11/06 - Daytona Beach, FL
02/12/06 - Tampa, FL
02/14/06 - Springfield, MO
02/15/06 - Oklahoma City, OK
02/17/06 - Souix City, IA
02/18/06 - La Crosse, WI
02/19/06 - Minneapolis, MN

Staind's front man Aaron Lewis is scheduled to perform a string of solo acoustic shows at select casinos around the country. Here are those solo dates:

Dec 22 - Turning Stone Resort and Casino Showroom, Verona, NY
Dec 28 – 31 Mohegan Sun Cabaret - SOLD OUT
Jan 1 - Mohegan Sun Cabaret, Uncasville, CT
Jan 5 - Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, FL
Jan 12 - Jackson Rancheria Hotel and Casino, Jackson, CA
Jan 13 - Silver Legacy Casino, Reno, Nevada
Jan 15 - Rain in the Desert at the Palms Resort Casino, Las Vegas, NV

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Staind Featured on MTV.com Live

MTV.com Live features a set by Staind, recorded October 7th. You can watch the band perform 'Right Here', 'Everything Changes', and 'It's Been Awhile' here.

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Staind, P.O.D., and Taproot to tour soon

Staind, P.O.D. and Taproot will be teaming up for the "Fall Brawl Tour" beginning November 11th and running through till December 13th. A full schedule is currently being ironed out and will be announced shortly.

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Staind To Do Free Concert, Plan UK Tour

Staind will be giving a FREE performance on September 17th at the Honda CIVIC LIVE event at Randall's Island Park in New York, NY. To attend this event, you must pre-register online at www.civiclive.honda.com.

Honda CIVIC LIVE events include:

  • FREE concert

  • CIVIC test drives

  • ULTIMATE tuner car cruise and competition

  • Hosted by Nikki Zeno

  • Chance to WIN an all-new 2006 Honda Civic

  • PRIZES from Pioneer, Circuit City, XM, Royal Elastics, Mattel

  • GIVEAWAYS from Gleukos, Vibe, Spin, Import Tuner, Super Street

In related news, Staind have announced a UK tour for early in 2006. The dates are as follows:

March 3 - Glasgow Garage
March 4 - Manchester University
March 6 - Nottingham Rock City
March 7 - Wolverham pton Civic Hall
March 8 - London Astoria

Tickets bought for their aborted September tour of Britain are valid for the new shows.

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Staind Cancels European Show

Staind have been forced to cancel their previously planned European run which was set to kick of later this month. A statement from the band regarding the cancellation can be found over at www.staind.com

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Watch Staind Perform Rolling Stones Songs

Staind performed a four song set for Rolling Stone originals. You can watch performances of 'It's Been Awhile', 'Take This', 'Nutshell', and 'Devil' here.

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Watch Staind's 'Right Here' Video Online

Staind are out with the video to their new single 'Right Here', from their forthcoming album 'Chapter V', due August 9th. You can watch it online at Yahoo! Music.

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New Staind E-Card Featuring 'Right Here' Online

You can now check out the new Staind E-Card featuring the powerful song 'Right Here.' Also, look to see when they will be playing a town near you when they hit the road with 3 Doors Down, Breaking Benjamin and No Address for a cross-country U.S. tour.

Staind will be stopping by select Best Buy stores to let fans hear their new album 'Chapter V' before it hits stores on August 9th. You can meet the band and score an exclusive Best Buy pre-release EP featuring two advance songs from the new CD and one rare track not available on the album. With the EP you will receive a coupon redeemable for your very own copy of Chapter V on August 9th. Meet the band at the following Best Buy locations: More...

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Staind Books Nathan Cox To Direct 'Right Here'

Staind has booked Nathan Cox to direct the video to their new single 'Right Here', the first release from their forthcoming album 'Chapter V', due August 9th. A description on Video Static previewing the treatment said, "This video mixes performance at a grand train station with vignettes that focus on the various people waiting for their trains."

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Staind Plan Tour Supporting 'Chapter V'

As preparations are made for the release of their upcoming album CHAPTER V, STAIND will head out on the road with 3 Doors Down, Breaking Benjamin and No Address for a cross-country U.S. tour.

Due out August 9th, CHAPTER V marks the group's fifth album and is the follow-up to the band's 14 SHADES OF GREY. Recorded at Allaire Studios in Shokan, NY and at the band's Springfield, MA rehearsal space, the CD was produced and mixed by David Bottrill (Peter Gabriel, Mudvayne, Godsmack, Tool). The album's first single, 'Right Here,' is already hitting radio waves and the band will soon be shooting the video for the track.

For now, some lucky fans are getting a sneak preview of the new music. Staind singer Aaron Lewis and guitarist Mike Mushok are in the midst of visiting 16 cities and have invited small groups of fans onto their tour bus to hear a selection of tracks from the album. Mike explains, 'Aaron and I have been out the last couple of weeks previewing the record for fans across the country and the response has been awesome! I really can't wait to get back out on the road and start playing these songs live.'

Staind, Aaron and Mike along with bassist Johnny April and drummer Jon Wysocki, will head out on the road prior to the album's release for a U.S. tour with 3 Doors Down, Breaking Benjamin and No Address. The dates kick off in Manchester, New Hampshire on June 30th and will continue into September. The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Enter To Hear New Staind Album With The Band

Staind's new album "Chapter V" hits stores August 9, and you and a friend have the opportunity to have an exclusive listen to songs off the album while on the tour bus with the band. Submit your name, phone number (cell & home) & a brief description on why you want to be selected, please email info@machineshopmarketing.com. Title your email the city name where the event near you is located (i.e. Cleveland Staind Listening Party). If you are selected, you will receive an email and/or phone confirmation with the full details. Please note you must live nearby the location of the event and have your own transportation to and from the event. Event times vary, but are usually around 4/5pm. Below are locations where the band will be for these listening events.

Aaron and Mike Radio Promo Tour Dates: More...

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Staind's Guitarist On New Album

Staind's guitarist, Mike Mushok, on March 1st, posted the following on the band's "Journal" section of their site reguarding the new album:

"hey everyone - what's going on? i know it's been sometime but we've been busy finishing up the record and guess what? it's done! we're all really psyched on it also, it's by far the best thing we've ever done. i think that anyone whose ever been a fan will really enjoy these tunes. i find myself listening to it all the time and am really proud of all the songs. i know we all can't wait for everyone to be able to hear it. we don't have a positive release date yet, we just finished mixing it last week and go to master it next week. we have a photo shoot coming up this week and are in the discussions regarding the artwork. i know im really looking foreword to getting back out on the road and playing these songs live - i can't wait! it's really a record where i don't think we'd have any problem playing all the songs on it. i promise to keep you up to date with any news as it happens - title, release date, touring, and any other cool stuff. stay tuned, im sure we'll have some news quickly. thanks for the support!!"

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