staind.jpgMulti-platinum band STAIND has announced the much-anticipated release of THE ILLUSION OF PROGRESS (Flip/Atlantic), available August 19.  

The first single, “Believe,” hits radio and iTunes June 24.   A worldwide summer tour kicks off July 4 in Muskegon, MI prior to band’s joining the 3 Doors Down bill on July 9 in St. Louis, MO.   STAIND will also tour internationally with Nickelback beginning September 8 in Cologne, Germany.    

THE ILLUSION OF PROGRESS marks STAIND’S sixth studio album and is the follow-up to 2005’s RIAA platinum-certified Chapter V.    STAIND’S last three studio albums all debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart, earning their place as one of the most successful rock bands of the new millennium.   STAIND joins an elite shortlist of five other artists who have also accomplished this feat, including U2, Dave Matthews Band, System Of A Down, Van Halen, and Disturbed.  

“Its Been Awhile”

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THE ILLUSION OF PROGRESS was produced by Johnny K and recorded in the home studio of STAIND vocalist Aaron Lewis, with the original band line-up, including Mike Mushok (guitar), Jon Wysocki (drums, percussion), and Johnny April (bass, vocals).   The band calls the new project the “most musical CD”   they’ve recorded to date, and even treated their fans to a series of intimate, behind-the-scenes “webisodes” posted on, documenting their recording process.        

Coinciding with the ILLUSION OF PROGRESS, below are 2008 STAIND tour dates.   For more information, please visit and

July 4   Heritage Landing                                                             Muskegon, MI
July 5   Indianola National Balloon Launch   Indianola, IN *w/Stone Temple Pilots
July 7   Adado Riverfront Park                                           Lansing, MI
July 8   Capitol Federal Park @ Sandstone       Bonner Springs, KS
July 9   UMB Bank Pavilion                                                     St. Louis, MO
July 11 Blossom Music Theatre                                       Cuyahoga Falls, OH
July 12 Marcus Amphitheatre                                           Milwaukee, WI
July 13 First Midwest Bank Pavilion                       Tinley Park, IL
July 16 PNC Bank Arts Center                                         Holmdel, NJ
July 18 New England Dodge Music Center Hartford, CT
July 19 Delaware State Fair                                                     Harrington, DE
July 20 Saratoga Performing Arts Center         Saratoga Springs, NY
July 22 Tweeter Center                                                                   Mansfield, MA
July 23 Cumberland County Civic Center     Portland, ME
July 25 Darien Lake Theme Park                                   Darien Center, NY
July 26 Susquehanna Bank Center                             Camden, NJ
July 27 Hershey Park Stadium                                         Hershey, PA
July 29 Roberts Stadium                                                             Evansville, IN
July 30 DTE Energy Music Theater                           Clarkston, MI                                    
Aug 1 Firstier Arena                                                                           Kearney, NE

Aug 2 West Fair Amphitheater                                         Council Bluffs, IA
Aug 3 Bayfront Park                                                                           Duluth, MN
Aug 5 Casper Event Center Arena                               Casper, WY
Aug 7 Sioux Empire Fair Expo Hall                           Sioux Falls, SD
Aug 8 Buffalo Chip Campground                                 Sturgis, SD
Aug 10 Lonestar Amphitheater                                         Lubbock, T
Aug 12 Concrete Street Amphitheater                 Corpus Christi, TX
Aug 13 Belton County Expo Center                         Belton, TX
Aug 15 Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena                     New Orleans, LA
Aug 16 Bancorp South Center                                           Tupelo, MS
Aug 21 Minnesota State Fair                                                 St. Paul, MN
Aug 23 The Penngrowth Saddledome                 Calgary, Alberta
Aug 24 Rexall Place                                                                             Edmonton, Alberta
Aug 26 General Motors Place                                             Vancouver, BC
Aug 27 WaMu Theater                                                                 Seattle, WA
Aug 29 Mandalay Bay                                                                   Las Vegas, NV              
Aug 30 Konocti Field Amphitheater                     Kelseyville, CA
Sep 8 Cologne Arena                                                                     Cologne, GER**          
Sep 9 Schleyerhalle                                                                           Stuttgart, GER**
Sep 12 Odyssey Arena                                                                 Belfast, UK**
Sep 13 RDS Simmonscourt                                               Dublin, IRE**
Sep 15 MEN Arena                                                                           Manchester, Midlands, UK**
Sep 16 Sheffield Arena                                                               Sheffield, Midlands, UK**
Sep 18 The NEC                                                                                   Birmingham, Midlands, UK**
Sep 19 o2 Arena                                                                                   London, South East. UK**
Sep 21 Wembley Arena                                                           London, South East. UK**

**International dates with Nickelback.

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