Staind has its first full-band reunion concert this last weekend at Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, KY. The band performed their first full show in five years. Previously the band briefly reunited at a charity concert headlined by Aaron Lewis. The band will perform two more shows this coming weekend at Foxwoods Resort and Casino October 5th and 6th to be recorded for a future release), and in a few weeks at Aftershock Festival. Opening the show with the classic ‘Eyes Wide Open,’ from the band’s 2011 self-titled album, to the roar of an energized crowd, the band played a set of their biggest hits including ‘So Far Away,’ ‘Right Here,’ ‘Fade,’ and the #1 smash single, ‘It’s Been A While,’ one of the most played songs in modern rock radio history. Watch a pro-shot recap clip and a fan-filmed video. The band will announce future plans soon, hopefully for more shows and new music.
‘It was amazing to be back on stage and playing those songs again with Aaron, Johnny and Sal,’ says lead guitarist Mike Mushok. ‘The crowd at Louder Than Life couldn’t have been better, or given us a better reception. Looking forward to Foxwoods this weekend and Aftershock…should be fun!”
‘STAIND has been part of my family since the late ‘90s, and has been a big part of my career. I’m so proud to be a part of getting STAIND back on the road again,’ says Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents and creator of Louder Than Life. ‘They feel more fresh now than ever, and their production was the best I’ve seen STAIND have. Welcome back! The rock world needs these songs. Now all I need to do is get them to write a new record.’
Fans on the west coast can catch the band’s final performance of the year @ Aftershock in Sacramento, CA October 11. To purchase tickets visit https://www.staind.com