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  • STAIND ADDS MORE DATES TO TOUR WITH SEETHER & PAPA ROACH

    STAIND TOURING IN SUPPORT OF NEW ALBUM
    THE ILLUSION OF PROGRESS

    TOUR LAUNCHES OCTOBER 4 IN COLUMBIA, MD

    Los Angeles, CA (September 4, 2008) – Multi-platinum hard rock quartet STAIND has added more dates to their upcoming tour with special guests Seether, Papa Roach, and on select dates, Red. The tour begins October 4th at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. Fans can go to www.staind.com for ticket information.

    STAIND is touring in support of new album THE ILLUSION OF PROGRESS, which debuted on Billboard’s Top 200 at No. 3, and new hit single “Believe,” which is currently No. 1 on the Modern Rock Chart. THE ILLUSION OF PROGRESS is the fourth consecutive album of STAIND’s career to debut in the top 3.

    “We’re really excited about our headline tour this fall with Seether and Papa Roach,” says STAIND lead vocalist Aaron Lewis. “Not only are these bands amazing, but they’re also great guys.”

    “We’re a band that spends a lot of time on the road, and those you surround yourself with have a lot to do with the fun you have on a day-by-day basis out on tour,” says Seether vocalist/guitarist Shaun Morgan. “We’ve been hoping to tour with the STAIND guys for a long time, so we’re all looking forward to it.”

    “We’re stoked to finally do a proper tour with both STAIND and Seether,” says Papa Roach vocalist Jacoby Shaddix. “It’s been a long time coming. We can’t wait to annihilate these crowds on a nightly basis. Plus the opening band Red rocks. It’s gonna be a good show from beginning to end.”

    THE ILLUSION OF PROGRESS is STAIND’s sixth album and the follow-up to 2005’s certified platinum Chapter V. The album was produced by Johnny K and recorded in Lewis’ home studio with guitarist  Mike Mushok , drummer Jon Wysocki, and bassist Johnny April.

    Over the course of the past decade, STAIND has sold more than 12 million records worldwide.  They’ve had four #1 singles that span three different radio formats, including two massive crossover singles “It’s Been Awhile” and “Right Here.”  “It’s Been Awhile” spent 16 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Modern Rock chart, making it the #1 most played rock record of 2002.

    STAIND’S major label debut Dysfunction went double-platinum in 1999, and in the new millennium the band’s Break The Cycle was certified 5x platinum, followed by the platinum succession of 14 Shades Of Grey in 2003 and Chapter V in 2005.  2002 saw the release of a gold-certified MTV Unplugged; and in 2006, Flip/Atlantic released The Singles: 1996-2006, the band’s first-ever hits collection, along with a separate companion DVD, Staind: The Videos.

    Tour dates for STAIND are as follows (additional dates to be confirmed)

    DATE                     VENUE                                                                  CITY

    10/3                        Turning Stone                                                      Verona, NY (Staind only)

    With Seether and Papa Roach

    10/4                        Merriweather Post Pavilion                               Columbia, MD
    10/7                        Greensboro Special Events Center                 Greensboro, NC
    10/9                        Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino         Hollywood, FL
    10/10                      St. Augustine Amphitheater                            St. Augustine, FL
    10/12                      Hard Rock Live                                                Orlando, FL

    10/14                      Heritage Park                                              Simpsonville (Greenville), SC
    10/15                      Freedom Hall Civic Center                               Johnson City, TN
    10/17                      The Amphitheater at the Warf                           Orange Beach, AL
    10/18                      Snowden Grove Park Amphitheatre                Southaven, MS

    10/19                      Lakewood Amphitheater                                    Atlanta, GA
    10/21                      Black River Coliseum                                         Poplar Bluff, MO
    10/22                      Rockford MetroCentre                                       Rockford, IL
    10/24                      Tulsa Convention Center Arena                            Tulsa, OK

    10/26                      Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion                      Houston, TX (KTBZ Radio Show)
    11/12                      Mohegan Sun Casino                                        Uncasville, CT (with Papa Roach only)

    11/14                      Sovereign Center                                                Reading, PA (with Papa Roach only)
    11/15                      Asbury Park Convention Hall Complex           Asbury Park, NJ

    11/16                      Tsongas Arena                                                    Lowell, MA
    11/18                      Hammerstein Ballroom                                     New York, NY

    11/19                      Wicomico Youth and Civic Center                   Salisbury, MD

    Additional dates to follow

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