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5th August 2011


Multi-Platinum Rockers Staind will be touring the UK in October for the first time since January 2009.

The band are to headline four shows in the UK as part of a brief European visit hot on the back of the September release of their self-titled seventh studio album.

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Tour dates are as follows:

Thu 6th Oct - GLASGOW Garage
Sat 8th Oct - MANCHESTER Academy 2
Sun 9th Oct - BIRMINGHAM HMV Institute
Mon 10th Oct - LONDON Forum

'Staind' was produced by Johnny K (Disturbed, Machine Head) and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge. First single, 'Not Again', "was born out of the frustrations of making this record," explains singer/songwriter/guitarist Aaron Lewis. "It came out of being really fucking pissed off and you can hear that in my voice."

Another new track, 'The Bottom', is featured on the 'Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon' movie soundtrack.

Meanwhile, guitarist Mike Mushok sums up the band's return to form:

"It's like 'Dysfunction' 2011," he says, referring to their 1999 release. "The music goes back to where we started, but there's still melody. We were ready to make an album that was heavy from beginning to end. It was time."

The eponymously-titled album will be released on 13th September.


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