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Aaron Lewis hints at Staind Reunion

Aaron Lewis performs  at The Soundboard, Motor City Casino on December 2, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
Aaron Lewis performs at The Soundboard, Motor City Casino on December 2, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)

After sidestepping the possibility for several years, Staind singer Aaron Lewis seemed to hint that the band may get back to work in 2020, adding that there “might even be five shows this year.”

Lewis brought up the prospect of a Staind comeback during his solo concert this past Saturday night (March 9th) in Oklahoma City. While preparing to play an acoustic version of the band’s 2001 hit “It’s Been Awhile,” Lewis blurted out, “So what if I told you that Staind is coming back next year? I might be lying, but I might not. There might even be live shows this year. I can’t say for sure. You never know.”

Staind has not toured since 2014, although the quartet briefly reunited for a three-song performance at an “Aaron Lewis And Friends” benefit concert in August 2017. The band has not released any new music since 2011’s self-titled seventh studio LP.

Lewis told us as recently as 2016 that he wasn’t sure what the future held for Staind: “I mean, I don’t know. We survived our record contract, and we put out eight records. Do I think that there’s more music there? Sure. Do I want to go down that road? Not particularly at this moment, no.”

Lewis broached the subject of a Staind reunion at the same show that he ended abruptly during his encore when the audience refused to quiet down. This is the second time in as many months that Lewis cut one of his concerts short due to his inability to get the audience to stay quiet. In early February, Lewis walked off stage in Pharr, Texas under similar circumstances.

Story source: Blabbermouth

CHECK IT OUT: Watch Lewis talk about Staind at his show:

SIDE NOTES: 

  • Lewis better hope that his bandmates from Staind have time for him if he’s seriously thinking about a reunion. Guitarist Mike Mushok‘s band Saint Asonia, which also now includes Staind drummer Sal Giancarelli, is getting ready to release its second album later this year. 
  • Lewis has been pursuing a solo career as a country artist for a number of years. His third full-length album, State I’m In, is due out April 12th.

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