Staind Posts Teaser, Hints At Upcoming Activity
Staind has shared a short video on the band's social media sites, teasing what appears to be some sort of announcement. The 17-second clip features the group's logo accompanied by video static and the caption "stay tuned." Some fans have speculated that Staind plans to announce live shows in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the band's Dysfunction album, which was released on April 13th, 1999.
Staind vocalist Aaron Lewis -- who has been largely responsible for putting the band on hold while pursuing a career as a solo country artist -- recently hinted at one of his gigs that the band would regroup in 2020, adding that "there might even be live shows this year."
Lewis has told us that the members of Staind don't really see each other when they're not working: "We're business partners and we always have been. We're not friends that have known each other forever. We've known each other to start this band. I don't talk to anybody and they don't talk to me until it's time to do something and there's a need to talk to each other. It's a business; it always has been a business."
The last time Staind performed was back in August 2017 at the "Aaron Lewis And Friends" benefit concert in Northampton, Massachusetts. The three-song acoustic performance marked Staind's first live appearance in three years, since a summer 2014 tour. The band has not released any new music since 2011.
Lewis is due to release his third full-length solo effort, State I'm In, this Friday (April 12th). Meanwhile, guitarist Mike Mushok's band Saint Asonia, which also now includes Staind drummer Sal Giancarelli, is getting ready to release its second album later this year.