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Staind, Shinedown, Chevelle, Halestorm Announce "Stimulate This!" Tour and Dates

Hard rock mavens Staind, Shinedown, Chevelle and Halestorm will be teaming up this summer for the “Stimulate This!” tour, a four-band bill designed to offer fans maximum value at a minimal price.

Making its way across the U.S. beginning July 1 and extending through early September, the “Stimulate This!” tour will hit more than 40 U.S. markets, including some of the hardest hit by the recession. In a show of solidarity for their fans, the four bands have worked closely with the concert promoters to create a package of exceptional value for ticket buyers. Through their collective efforts, they’ve been able to maintain modest base ticket prices that remain mostly under $40 each - half the cost of comparable multi-band summer tour packages - with some venues offering lawn seats for less than $10. Additionally, each tour stop will include special promotions for ticket holders that will vary from market to market, but could include discounts on concessions at the venue during the show, store discounts at local retailers, and online rebates for band merchandise to name a few.

“Wall Street got its bailout; now it’s time for rock fans to get theirs,” said Staind frontman Aaron Lewis. “This summer, we want to give our fans one night where they can forget about everything else and experience a great rock show.”

"We've always said that we, as a band, only answer to one boss...and that's everyone in the audience,” offers Shinedown's Brent Smith. "It’s our job...our privilege to offer our fans an escape. Teaming up with these other great bands, we're doing what we can to help lift everyone's spirits in these tough times…the power of music can do that."

Here are the confirmed "Stimulate This!" tour dates featuring Staind, Shinedown, Chevelle and Halestorm (except where noted):

July 1 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
July 2 St. Paul, MN Harriet Island*
July 4 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 7 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Convention Center
July 9 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 10 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion
July 12 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center*
July 14 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
July 16 Wallingford, CT Chevrolet Theatre
July 17 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Park Convention Hall
July 21 Pikeville, KY Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
July 22 Corbin, KY Southeastern KY Agricultural and Expo
July 24 Evansville, IN Roberts Stadium
July 25 Dubuque, IA Dubuque County Fair*
July 26 Brookings, SD Swiftel Center
July 28 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Arena
July 29 Billings, MT MetraPark Arena
July 31 Rochester, MN Mayo Civic Center*
August 10 Ridgefield, WA The Amphitheatre at Clark County
August 13 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
August 14 Rio Rancho, NM Santa Ana Star Center
August 15 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Amphitheater
August 18 Laredo, TX Laredo Entertainment Center
August 28 Toledo, OH Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre
August 30 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing

* Dates marked with an asterik, see below:

7/2 and 7/31 with Staind, Chevelle and Halestorm only
7/12 all four bands part of WHRL Big Day Out festival
7/25 with Staind and Shinedown only

Additional tour dates are expected to be announced.

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8 Comments on "Staind, Shinedown, Chevelle, Halestorm To Tour"

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1. tallica_fan writes:

good on them i say, wouldn't mind seeing staind and chevelle if they came to oz.

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2. Peter writes:

Not Alestorm then? lol. Not keen on seeing this tour.

# May 12, 2009 @ 8:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. b12 writes:

nice....shinedown and chevelle??? some great rock bands right there ill check a show out

# May 12, 2009 @ 10:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. BrianSD writes:

I like Shinedown and Chevelle, but I'm not driving 3+ hours to Peoria. I'll just wait for Chevelle to headline a show in Chicago.

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5. MetabolicxHeretic writes:

Staind and Chevelle are pretty intense I'd say, Staind puts on a decent live show to.

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6. kid_on_a_bike writes:

saw Shinedown in November, i walked in thinking they would suck but they put on a killer show.. they really know how to get a crowd goin'

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7. ZippoDude1932 writes:

If you liked Shinedown's show, you should check out ZippoEncore.com. There's a bunch of exclusive content on the site--including some acoustic tracks.

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8. brandedcfh420 writes:

Dam that is one huge pile of whale sh@t of a tour.

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