With more than 40 U.S. and world dates completed this year, hard rockers Staind have announced plans to bring the music back to the...

With more than 40 U.S. and world dates completed this year, hard rockers Staind have announced plans to bring the music back to the States in October. The new headlining run begins October 4 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD, and continues through December with a show at the Brown County Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Green Bay, WI.

Before launching the trek, Staind will perform an October 3 solo show at Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY. The Springfield, MA-based band will be joined by Seether and Papa Roach, who will provide support for the remaining itinerary dates except November 12 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT, and November 14 at the Sovereign Center in Reading, PA, when only Papa Roach will appear.

Christian heavy metal band Red will play opening sets for select dates in October.

“We’re a band that spends a lot of time on the road, and those you surround yourself with have a lot to do with the fun you have on a day-by-day basis out on tour,” Seether vocalist/guitarist Shaun Morgan said in a statement. “We’ve been hoping to tour with the Staind guys for a long time, so we’re all looking forward to it.”

Papa Roach added to the statement, “We can’t wait to annihilate these crowds on a nightly basis. Plus the opening band Red rocks. It’s gonna be a good show from beginning to end.”

Beginning yesterday, September 24, members of Staind’s fan club could purchase presale tickets for all concerts from November 25 through December 4. VIP packages, which include passes for a Meet and Greet with the band, are also available on a first come, first served basis.

Staind is touring in support of their sixth studio album, “The Illusion of Progress,” which was released on August 19. The record debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, making it the band’s fourth consecutive album to place in the top three. The three previous releases all secured No. 1 debut positions on the charts.

Aaron Lewis, Staind’s lead singer, will kick off the New Year with two solo performances: January 2 at the Green Valley Resort and Spa in Hendersonville, NV, and January 3 at the Alliante Casino in North Las Vegas, NV. The band will then reunite with Seether for a stretch of European dates in late January and February.

Staind itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

October 3Verona, NYTurning Stone Resort & Casino *
October 4Columbia, MDMerriweather Post Pavilion
October 7Greensboro, NCGreensboro Special Events Center
October 9Hollywood, FLSeminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
October 10St. Augustine, FLSt. Augustine Amphitheater
October 12Orlando, FLHard Rock Live
October 14Simpsonville, SCHeritage Park
October 15Johnson City, TNFreedom Hall Civic Center
October 17Orange Beach, ALThe Amphitheater at the Wharf
October 18Southaven, MSSnowden Grove Park Amphitheatre
October 19Atlanta, GALakewood Amphitheater
October 21Poplar Bluff, MOBlack River Coliseum
October 22Rockford, ILRockford MetroCentre
October 24Tulsa, OKTulsa Convention Center
October 26Houston, TXCynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
November 12Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun Casino +
November 14Reading, PASovereign Center +
November 15Asbury Park, NJAsbury Park Convention Hall Complex
November 16Lowell, MATsongas Arena
November 18New York, NYHammerstein Ballroom
November 19Salisbury, MDWicomico Youth and Civic Center
November 20Huntington, WVBig Sandy Superstore Arena
November 23Indianapolis, INPepsi Coliseum
November 25Beaumont, TXFord Arena
November 26San Antonio, TXFreeman Coliseum
November 28Midland, TXMidland Horseshoe Arena
November 29Amarillo, TXAmarillo Civic Center
December 2Denver, COFillmore Auditorium
December 4Green Bay, WIBrown County Veterans Memorial Coliseum

* Staind solo show
+ Papa Roach only