Staind Teams Up with 3 Doors Down Yet Again

Staind
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
7/13/08

Staind First Midwest Bank AmphitheatreAaron Lewis – Vocals/Acoustic

The last time I saw Staind was back in 2005 or 2006 when they were opening up for the latest 3 Doors Down tour. The second time I saw Staind was last night when, lo and behold, they were opening up for the latest 3 Doors Down tour. I have to admit it though, Staind and 3DD are a perfect match when it comes to music genres. I was so glad they played So Far Away (2003), which is my absolute favorite song of theirs – not to mention one of their biggest hits! And of course, they played It’s Been Awhile, their breakthrough commercial radio hit from 2001. Right Here (2005) was another song performed by the four guys last night that everyone knew the words to. Singer/guitarist Aaron Lewis is the most laid-back, relaxed and quiet lead singer in a rock band I have ever seen. He doesn’t scream at all, but instead just stands still, plays his guitar and sings his songs. I love the fact that he doesn’t fit your typical rockstar stereotype of being loud, crazy and over-the-top. He is just so chill and I love that about him and his band. He moves slow, sings slow, plays slow, which is opposite of 3DD’s frontman. But it’s so refreshing to have a band that just wants to play good music and not worry about the over-produced aspects of a rock show. Staind has a new album coming out next month called The Illusion of Progress with a new single entitled Believe. View photos from the show below…

Staind First Midwest Bank AmphitheatreMike Mushok – Guitar

Staind First Midwest Bank AmphitheatreJohnny April – Bass

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Comments

  1. Claire says:

    I have to totally agree with you Jen, watching Staind perform is amazing…They might not talk much in between songs but that’s ok because the music speaks for itself! I love these pics, especially the one with Aaron Lewis with his patriotic guitar since I got to see him use it on the 4th of July! :)

  2. Sarah says:

    Great pics. I’ve never gotten the chance to see them live, but it sounds like it would be pretty cool. I agree with you. I’m all about bands who focus more on the music than the actual “rockstar” show.

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