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Staind debuts at #3 on Billboard

Staind (2008) Talk about detonating on impact. The Illusion of Progress, the new album from Flip/Atlantic recording artists Staind, rocketed onto the Billboard 200 this week at #3, making it the fourth consecutive album of the band's career to debut in the top 3.

News of the album's explosive arrival follows a flurry of headline-making moves for the multi-platinum band, who recently teamed with online retailer for an innovative pre-release promotion, and have been on a worldwide summer tour, to be followed by a run in Europe with Nickelback in September, and headlining dates with special guests Seether and Papa Roach beginning October 4th at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. Fans can go to for ticket information.

The Illusion of Progress is being propelled by chart-topping lead single "Believe," currently #2 at Modern Rock, #5 at Active Rock, and #4 at Mainstream Rock. The song has already begun crossing over to the Hot AC charts with a debut at #34. "Believe" is Staind's fastest-growing hit since "It's Been Awhile."

The Illusion of Progress is Staind's sixth album and the follow-up to 2005's certified platinum Chapter V. The album was produced by Johnny K and recorded in Lewis' home studio with guitarist Mike Mushok , drummer Jon Wysocki, and bassist Johnny April.

Tour dates for STAIND are as follows (additional dates to be confirmed)


With 3 Doors Down and Hinder

8/27 WaMu Theater Seattle, WA
8/29 Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, NV
8/30 Konocti Field Amphitheater Kelseyville, CA
8/31 Verizon Wireless Amp Irvine, CA (Aaron Lewis solo show)

With Nickelback in Europe

9/8 Cologne Arena Cologne
9/9 Schleyerhalle Stuttgart
9/12 Odyssey Arena Belfast
9/13 RDS Simmonscourt Dublin
9/15 MEN Arena Manchester
9/16 Sheffield Arena Sheffield
9/18 The NEC Birmingham
9/19 o2 Arena London
9/21 Wembley Arena London

10/3 Turning Stone Verona, NY (Staind only)

With Seether and Papa Roach

10/4 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
10/7 Greensboro Special Events Center Greensboro, NC
10/9 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, FL
10/10 St. Augustine Amphitheater St. Augustine, FL
10/12 Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL
10/14 Heritage Park Simpsonville (Greenville), SC
10/15 Freedom Hall Civic Center Johnson City, TN
10/17 The Amphitheater at the Warf Orange Beach, AL
10/18 Snowden Grove Park Amphitheatre Southaven, MS
10/19 Lakewood Amphitheater Atlanta, GA
10/21 Black River Coliseum Poplar Bluff, MO
10/22 Rockford MetroCentre Rockford, IL
10/24 Tulsa Convention Center Arena Tulsa, OK
10/26 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Houston, TX
11/12 Mohegan Sun Casino Uncasville, CT (with Papa Roach only)
11/14 Sovereign Center Reading, PA (with Papa Roach only)
11/15 Asbury Park Convention Hall Complex Asbury Park, NJ
11/16 Tsongas Arena Lowell, MA
11/18 Hammerstein Ballroom New York, NY

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Tags:  The Illusion of ProgressStaindAaron LewisAtlantic RecordsBillboard

    August 27, 2008

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