Staind will release their first album in nine years on May 7th. The project is called Live: It’s Been Awhile, and it was recorded at the band’s comeback show at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT in October 2019.
The Live: It’s Been Awhile album will be accompanied by The Return Of Staind: A Two Part Global Streaming Series. The series launches with Staind’s Live: It’s Been Awhile (From Foxwoods) concert, which streams globally on May 1st. The concert was also recorded at Foxwoods Resort Casino in 2019. The never-before-seen concert celebrates the band’s reunion after a five-year hiatus.
Staind's lead singer Aaron Lewis said, “These were the first grouping of shows we played together in 2019, when we were gearing up for what was to be a very busy 2020 . . . that never happened. I’m glad we captured that energy here and can share it with those who couldn’t be at Foxwoods.”
The band will also be performing their 2001 album Break The Cycle in its entirety for a May 8th streaming event, exactly 20 years after the album’s release. The 20th Anniversary Of Break The Cycle, Performed In Its Entirety takes place at Mill 1 in Open Square in Holyoke, Massachusetts however there will be no in-person attendance.
Tickets for both streaming events are available at StaindLive.com.
Staind's hit single “It’s Been Awhile” spent 20 weeks at Number One and continues to be one of the most played songs in modern rock history.