Aaron Lewis Suggests Staind Will Be ‘Coming Back’ Next Year
Leave it to Aaron Lewis to keep us guessing on a Staind reunion. While the singer's signature alt-metal outfit has gotten back together as recently as 2017, Lewis recently hinted that more Staind shows could happen this year.
The musician floated the idea past concertgoers at his solo gig in Oklahoma City this past Saturday (March 9), the tease coming the same night Lews again walked offstage after the audience members refused to be quiet.
"So what if I told you that Staind is coming back next year?" Lewis is heard imploring the crowd in the below video. "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."
Staind found success in the early 2000s with hits like "It's Been Awhile" and "Outside," the latter of which got a boost from Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst when he appeared alongside Lewis in a live version of the "Outside" music video.
These days, however, the Staind founder turned country crooner still catches up with Durst for some friendly advice, all while praising the Limp Bizkit figurehead for putting his band on the map in the first place, he says.
"Fred’s the whole reason I’m sitting in front of you tonight," Lewis told a concert audience Virginia Beach, Va., last month. "And I gotta say, that at this point in my life I call Fred when I need like Dalai Lama advice, for real."
The musician's comments on a Staind reunion seemingly stand in contrast to his previous opinions of the band's live career. Two years ago, he told 104.9 The Surf that the "touring machine, as you call it, of Staind will never be again."
He continued, "Not like that, no. Never, 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."
Catch Lewis on tour now. His third country solo record, State I'm In, arrives April 12.
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
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