2016 Staind

This is definitely NOT a concert you want to take your straight-laced Aunt Harriet to see! But if you're into extremes of molten metal, pick up the wickedest tickets around! You haven't heard heavy -- until you've heard Staind!

This dark and dynamic band emerged from the 1990's underground in Springfield, Massachusetts. Consisting of vocalist Aaron Lewis, guitarist Mike Mushok, bassist Johnny April, and drummer Jon Wysocki, the group developed a unique sound that got them a lot of attention -- and enthusiastic appreciation from fans who really know the metal genre. Controversial from the first, Staind went multi-platinum with a series of important albums: "Tormented" (1996), "Dysfunction" (1999), "Break the Cycle" (2001), "14 Shades of Grey," and "Chapter V" (2005) and blew audiences away with such hits as "It's Been a While," "Fade," "For You," and "Epiphany."

Initially, some critics were troubled by what they perceived as Satanic images in Staind's album-cover art and by their bleak and hard-edged lyrics. But the band was admired by such groups as Limp Bizkit and Alice in Chains, as well as legions of fans who were blown away by their explosive live performances. In recent years, the quartet has cultivated a less aggressive, more emotional style, offering sensitive, soul-baring insights into a number of current issues including abortion and parent-child relationships. This is truly a group that is progressing, to the extent that "alternative metal" seems to be a better label for them now.

Everybody who has heard Staind in concert says that their music sounds even better live than it does on CD's. Says Wysocki, "With technology even mediocre bands can sound good -- but LIVE is where you see if they have it." "They put on awesome shows!" one fan enthuses. "I can't wait to see them again!" Get tickets for an incredible experience! Get tickets to hear Staind!

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