Nov. 24, 2005

Staind to Headline Special Show at House of Blues

By Randy J. Klodz

It’s not often a band with a hard edge such as Staind can effectively mix ballads and light rockers into an album without the transition feeling forced. But Staind has hit it big with heavy rockers and has reached even higher with mid-tempo tracks. Staind is currently on tour with rock act P.O.D. aboard on the Fall Brawl tour. The Fall Brawl tour takes a break, and Staind headlines a special show Nov. 30 at Chicago’s House of Blues.

Staind--which includes Aaron Lewis (vocals), Mike Mushok (guitar), Johnny April (bass) and Jon Winsock (drums)--reached primary heights as a hard rock band with the 1999 album “Dysfunction” and its hits “Crawl,” “Just Go,” “Mudshovel” and “Suffocate.” The album sold over two million copies, but as commercial success is measured, Staind’s best had yet to come.

Staind now tops rock charts with a rock sound that’s more melodic than the band’s earlier, darker tracks. Songs like “Epiphany,” “Outside,” and “So Far Away,” have earned the band frequent radio spins, and a wider fan base. And the new single “Falling” from Staind’s latest album “Chapter V,” which hit stores in August, keeps Staind on the modern charts.

Staind is still a popular band among fans of both hard rock and alternative rock and the band frequently sells out each of its tour dates.

House of Blues is at 329 N. Dearborn St. Tickets for this 21+ show were offered free to the public via radio contests and other limited means and may not be currently available. For more info on Staind log on to
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