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Staind Return with New Album

Multi-platinum band Staind has announced the much-anticipated release of The Illusion of Progress (Flip/Atlantic), available August 19. The first single, “Believe,” hits radio and iTunes June 24. A worldwide summer tour kicks off July 4 in Muskegon, MI, prior to band’s joining the 3 Doors Down bill on July 9 in St. Louis, MO. Staind will also tour internationally with Nickelback beginning September 8 in Cologne, Germany.

The Illusion of Progress marks Staind’s sixth studio album and is the follow-up to 2005’s RIAA platinum-certified Chapter V. The Illusion of Progress was produced by Johnny K and recorded in the home studio of Staind vocalist Aaron Lewis, with the original band lineup, including Mike Mushok (guitar), Jon Wysocki (drums, percussion), and Johnny April (bass, vocals). The band calls the new project the “most musical CD” they’ve recorded to date, and even treated their fans to a series of intimate, behind-the-scenes “webisodes” posted on, documenting their recording process.

Comments Lewis: “We went into the studio with the mindset of making our heaviest record yet, but the record that came out has flavors of Pink Floyd and straight-up blues. We didn’t use the same rigs that we use onstage; we used all vintage guitars and amps, and I’m pretty psyched about it! The songs are pretty timeless in their texture.”

Coinciding with the The Illusion of Progress, below are 2008 Staind tour dates. For more information, please visit and

  • July 4 Heritage Landing, Muskegon, MI
  • July 5 Indianola National Balloon Launch, Indianola, IN *w/Stone Temple Pilots
  • July 7 Adado Riverfront Park, Lansing, MI
  • July 8 Capitol Federal Park @ Sandstone, Bonner Springs, KS
  • July 9 UMB Bank Pavilion, St. Louis, MO
  • July 11 Blossom Music Theatre, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
  • July 12 Marcus Amphitheatre, Milwaukee, WI
  • July 13 First Midwest Bank Pavilion, Tinley Park, IL
  • July 16 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
  • July 18 New England Dodge Music Center, Hartford, CT
  • July 19 Delaware State Fair, Harrington, DE
  • July 20 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • July 22 Tweeter Center, Mansfield, MA
  • July 23 Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME
  • July 25 Darien Lake Theme Park, Darien Center, NY
  • July 26 Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
  • July 27 Hershey Park Stadium, Hershey, PA
  • July 29 Roberts Stadium, Evansville, IN
  • July 30 DTE Energy Music Theater, Clarkston, MI
  • Aug 1 Firstier Arena, Kearney, NE
  • Aug 2 West Fair Amphitheater, Council Bluffs, IA
  • Aug 3 Bayfront Park, Duluth, MN
  • Aug 5 Casper Event Center Arena, Casper, WY
  • Aug 7 Sioux Empire Fair Expo Hall, Sioux Falls, SD
  • Aug 8 Buffalo Chip Campground, Sturgis, SD
  • Aug 10 Lonestar Amphitheater, Lubbock, TX
  • Aug 12 Concrete Street Amphitheater, Corpus Christi, TX
  • Aug 13 Belton County Expo Center, Belton, TX
  • Aug 15 Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA
  • Aug 16 Bancorp South Center, Tupelo, MS
  • Aug 21 Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, MN
  • Aug 23 The Penngrowth Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta
  • Aug 24 Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Aug 26 General Motors Place, Vancouver, BC
  • Aug 27 WaMu Theater, Seattle, WA
  • Aug 29 Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV
  • Aug 30 Konocti Field Amphitheater, Kelseyville, CA

Sep 8 Cologne Arena, Cologne, GER**
Sep 9 Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, GER**
Sep 12 Odyssey Arena, Belfast, UK**
Sep 13 RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin, IRE**
Sep 15 MEN Arena, Manchester, Midlands, UK**
Sep 16 Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, Midlands, UK**
Sep 18 The NEC, Birmingham, Midlands, UK**
Sep 19 o2 Arena, London, South East. UK**
Sep 21 Wembley Arena, London, South East. UK**

**International dates with Nickelback.

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