Staind's Aaron Lewis: Solo Tour

While alt-metal rockers Staind take a break, band frontman Aaron Lewis has his solo-acoustic show on the road.

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While alt-metal rockers Staind take a break, band frontman Aaron Lewis has his solo-acoustic show on the road, reports

The Grammy-nominated singer played a few dates this month in California, Nevada and New York, and will do a two-night stand Feb. 9-10 in Atlantic City, NJ. A steady stream of club/theater shows begins March 1 in Royal Oak, MI, taking Lewis all over the US into April.

Armed with just his guitar, Lewis will play songs from the Staind catalog and take requests from fans.

Late last year, Lewis told MTV that he's working on his first solo album. He also told the network he is collaborating with reality-TV producer Craig Parmigiana ("Survivor," "American Chopper: The Series") for a series called "The Crew," which sheds light on the behind-the-scenes work that goes into setting up a concert.

Lewis mentioned that Staind has plans to record its sixth album, as well, but he doesn't know when.

Tour dates are as follows:

02/09-10 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Music Box 03/01 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre 03/02 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues 03/03 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room @ Murat Centre 03/05 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues 03/06 - Minneapolis, MN - Pantages Theatre 03/07 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant 03/09 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater 03/10 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre 03/13 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues 03/16 - Grand Prairie, TX - Nokia Theatre Grand Prairie 03/17 - New Orleans, LA - The Sugarmill Room 03/19 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theater 03/20 - Shreveport, LA - Strand Theatre 03/22 - Chattanooga, TN - Tivoli Theatre 03/23 - Pensacola, FL - Saenger Theatre 03/24 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle 03/29 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live 03/31 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom 04/03 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory 04/04 - Buffalo, NY - University of Buffalo

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    Wow, sounds great. I hope he'll release a DVD or a bootleg from the tour.
    Isn't Staind pretty much an Aaron Lewis solo effort anyway? Might as well take the rest of the band along. "Me, me, me! Gimme more spotlight!!!" Sheesh.
    No offence but, staind are a watered down version of AIC. They got some good songs but still.
    I see player hating is not just limited to rap anymore...And people grow and grow up , and yes that includes musicians. Over the course 10 years people change so its natural the music does as well. Doesnt change the fact that he is still one of the best singer/songwriter/performers out there. And far as the band goes maybe they want a break and he is not ready...more power to him , they are his songs too
    in retrospect, i take back what i said. aaron lewis is more like the pseudo-metal phil collins.
    "I still have so many more things to say about my terrible life. Better do a solo tour, quick!"
    I agree, Staind has become much too poppy over the last few years and seemed to have lost the edge they had with dysfunction and breakthe cycle, either way they are still one of my favorite bands but i am interested to see what direction Aaron will go in on his solo effort
    Aaron Lewis has one of the greatest voices in music. His voice evokes emotion, sadness, and feeling; it fits so well with music.
    what a boring tour that will be. aaron lewis is the psuedo-metal billy joel. only much, much whinier.
    $35-50 is too much just to see him solo. it was cheaper to see staind and 3 days grace and that prolly was a better show.
    WTF Aaron is from massachusetts and he never comes to New England and i want to see him goddamn it
    aaron lewis is great when he plays solo. i think this would be a good tour for him. He does good covers too. Staind has become too repetative lately and time off helps, so this might give him an idea of what kindof album he wants to release. maybe if he gets all his sorrow and sadness out with his acoustic tour, the next album will be more like dysfunction or their older aggressive stuff
    Aaron Lewis should do this all the time. Its where he got his start doing music. He used to play bars and small joints before he even started Staind.
    Jeff Manthei
    It would be diffrent if it was his solo material. but going solo and performing your bands music? To me that sounds like a kick to the balls.
    ...Aaron Lewis is insane live. He's been playing solo forever and is amazing at it. So, stop hating... Plus he can sing better then 101% of you