Is Staind Plotting A Reunion? This 17-Second Video Clip Points To Yes
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All Signs Point To A Possible Staind Reunion On The Horizon
It’s been a quiet few years for Staind.
In 2012, it was announced that the band would be taking a hiatus – the first real break of their career after spending over a decade moving at a breakneck pace, releasing a total of 7 albums between 1996 and 2011 and touring almost non-stop as a result.
Sure, there were one off reunions in between band members’ side projects and solo careers. 2014 saw Staind reunite for the first time in two years for the Welcome To Rockville Festival, and in 2017 they joined forces once again – this time, for an acoustic show in support of Aaron Lewis’ 6th annual charity golf tournament and concert. Three days later, Lewis, who has dedicated the last several years to cultivating a stellar solo career in country music, revealed that Staind would “never tour extensively again,” stating:
“The touring machine, as you call it, of Staind will never be again. Not like that, no. Never. I could never go back to playing six shows [a week] eight weeks in a row. I can’t do that. I have grown in my age and become very accustomed to playing Thursday, Friday and Saturday and being able to go home for a few days and unwind and try to kind of have a life aside from doing this.”
A Possible Return?
Now, it looks like Staind may be gearing up to end that hiatus.
Today, all of the band’s social media accounts were updated with a video featuring a cryptic message for fans to “Stay Tuned,” hinting that something big is coming – an announcement of some sort for sure, but for what? A reunion? A new album? A new tour? All three?
Last month during a solo gig in Oklahoma City, Lewis hinted that a Staind reunion could be on the horizon, asking “So what if I told you that Staind is coming back next year?”. The crowd, understandably, collectively lost it for a moment before Lewis decided to have a little fun. “I might be lying, but I might not. There might even be live shows this year. I can’t say for sure. You never know.”
You can see the exchange in the video below.
Staind rose to fame in the early 2000’s after being signed to Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst’s Flip Records two years prior. Their 2001 breakthrough album Break the Cycle proved to be a watershed moment in the band’s career, becoming their most successful album to date and successfully catapulting them into the mainstream as both an international and domestic success story.
With huge singles like “It’s Been A While” and “Outside” under their belt, Staind has remained one of the leading bands of the last two decades, even with a 7 year absence from the world stage; it goes without saying that any new music or live show announcements will be met with overwhelming joy from fans who have waited anxiously for their return, and the possibility of a tour is enough to make any fan salivate.
But In The Meantime…
You can catch Aaron Lewis on tour and while you’re at it, be sure to pick up his third solo record, State I’m In, when it arrives on April 12th!
Aaron Lewis 2019 Tour Dates
March 14 – Zanesville, Ohio @ Secrest Auditorium
March 15 – Owensboro, Ky. @ Owensboro Convention Center
March 16 – Huntington, W.V. @ Big Sandy Superstore Arena
March 21 – Madison, Wis. @The Barrymore Theater
March 22 – New Buffalo, Mich. @ Four Winds Casino
March 23 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Eagles Ballroom
March 24 – Sioux Falls, S.D. @ The District
March 27 – Joliet, Ill. @ Rialto Square Theatre
March 28 – Tiffin, Ohio @ The Ritz Theatre
March 29 – Akron, Ohio @ Akron Civic Center
March 30 – Elkhart, Ind. @ Lerner Theatre
April 6 – Manistee, Mich. @ Little River Casino
Apri l11 – Odessa, Texas @ Dos Amigos
April 12 – New Braunfels, Texas @ Gruene Hall
April 13 – Austin, Texas @ Nutty Brown Amphitheatre
April 17 – Poplar Bluff, Mo. @ Black River Coliseum
April 18 – Columbia, Mo. @ The Blue Note
April 19 – Little Rock, Ark. @ Robinson Center Music Hall
May 2 – Chattanooga, Tenn. @ The Signal
May 3 – Cherokee, N.C. @ Harrah’s Cherokee Casino
May 4 – Decatur, Ala. @ Fredrick’s Outdoor
May 10 – Schenectady, N.Y. @ Rivers Casino
May 11 – Burlington, Vt. @ Flynn Center for Performing Arts
May 16 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Harrah’s Kansas City
May 17 – Mulvane, Kan. @ Kansas Star Casino
May 18 – Ozark, Ark. @ Byrd’s Adventure Center
May 25 – Blackshear, Ga. @ Moccasin Creek Off Road Park
May 31 – Lake Charles, La. @ Golden Nugget Lake Charles
June 1 ��� Biloxi, Miss. @ Hard Rock
June 13 – Bethlehem, Pa. @ Sands Bethlehem
June 14 – Atlantic City, N.J. @ Borgata
June 15 – Atlantic City, N.J. @Borgata
June 19 – Missoula, Mont. @ The Wilma
June 20 – Filer, Idaho @ Gordy’s Hwy 30 Music Fest
June 21 – Reno, Nev. @ Silver Legacy Casino
June 23 – Ridgefield, Wash. @ ilani
June 27 – Robinsonville, Miss. @ Horseshoe Tunica
June 28 – Robinsonville, Miss. @ Horseshoe Tunica
July 11 – Fort Loramie, Ohio @ Country Concert
July 14 – Waupaca, Wis. @ The Indian Crossing Casino
July 19 – Washington, Pa. @ Meadows Casino
July 20 – Peoria, Ill. @ Tailgate N’ Tallboys
July 25 – Hampton, N.H. @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
July 26 – Cohasset, Mass. @ South Shore Music Circus
July 27 – Hyannis, Mass. @ Cape Cod Melody Tent
Aug. 10 – Lancaster, Pa. @ American Music Theatre
Aug. 17 – Bossier City, La. @ Horseshoe Bossier City Riverdome
Sept. 9 – Papillion, Neb. @ SumTur Amphitheater
Aaron Lewis’ new album ‘State I’m In’ arrives April 12th, 2019 and is available now for preorder. Get your copy now!