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Staind plans to go on hiatus after completing the touring cycle for its self-titled seventh album, according to Billboard.com. But singer Aaron Lewis says that the band is not breaking up, telling us that it's just time for a breather: "We've got this next tour and we might do something next year and then, you know, we're going to take a little break for a second. We're not breaking up. We're not gonna stop making music. We're just going to take a little hiatus that really hasn't ever been taken in our career."
Staind will co-headline this summer's Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival tour, which begins on August 17th in Bonner Springs, Kansas.
Lewis also plans to spend time promoting the release of his first full-length solo album, The Road, which comes out on September 11th.
The disc follows up his 2011 EP Town Line, which reinvented Lewis as a country music performer when not with Staind.
Staind had a difficult time making its latest record, with the band in turmoil and the sessions eventually leading to a split with founding drummer Jon Wysocki.
The new album debuted at Number Five on the Billboard album chart and marked the end of the group's deal with Atlantic Records.
Lewis said the band would explore its options during the hiatus, adding that it would take "a ridiculous, ridiculous check for me to be willing to sign a label deal again."