Staind announces first album in 9 years, releases 20 year anniversary live single of hit song

Staind announces first album in 9 years, releases 20 year anniversary live single of hit song

By Alan Ho

Oh yes, it HAS been a while!  No pun intended.  STAIND, after a hiatus that saw sporadic shows and frontman Aaron Lewis going into country music  come back with a new album titled Live: It’s Been Awhile.  The album, their first in nine years will be released on May 7 via Yap’em/Alchemy.

The group’s hit single twenty years ago “It’s Been Awhile” spent 20 weeks at no. 1 and endures in 2021 as one of the most played rock songs in history.  You gotta check out this live version!

STAIND will also be performing their iconic multi-platinum 2001 album Break The Cycle in its entirety for a May 8 streaming event, exactly 20 years after the album’s release. The 20th Anniversary Of Break The Cycle, Performed In Its Entirety takes place at Mill 1 in Open Square in Holyoke, Massachusetts, bringing the band back to their Western Mass roots. Please note, this is a fully virtual event, with no in-person attendance.

“Our first show together in 1995 was at a now defunct bar called the Waterfront in Holyoke,” says Aaron. “We played mostly covers, because that’s what you had to do back then. Turns out The Waterfront is two miles from where we did this. Here we are, two miles down the road, 26 years later, celebrating the anniversary of the album that helped us break though 20 years ago and altered our lives forever.”

Live: It’s Been Awhile track listing:

 

  1. Eyes Wide Open (Live)
  2. Paper Jesus (Live)
  3. Not Again (Live)
  4. Fade (Live)
  5. For You (Live)
  6. Something (Live)
  7. Intro (Live)
  8. Crawl (Live)
  9. Right Here (Live)
  10. Outside (Live)
  11. Paper Wings (Live)
  12. So Far Away (Live)
  13. Raw (Live)
  14. It’s Been Awhile (Live)
  15. Mudshovel (Live)

 

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