Staind, Halestorm and Godsmack Announce 2012 Tour Dates


Story by Charles Ken

On tour: Staind, Halestorm and Godsmack plot 2012 run

Post-grunge mainstays Staind released their latest album last year, but they have yet to go out on a cross-country, major tour to support it. Until now, that is. Frontman Aaron Lewis and Staind have announced they will tour North American this April and May in support of their latest, self-titled release, and the rest of the lineup includes female-fronted rock strongholds Halestorm and hard rockers Godsmack.

The tour, billed the “Mass Chaos Tour,” will set off April 13 in Augusta, Ga. on April 13 and hit 20 cities before closing out May 18 in Bangor, Maine. Find the full tour roster, below.

Lzzy Hale, frontwoman of Halestorm, is beyond tickled to be out with the bands: “I am stoked to be supporting Godsmack and Staind on this tour!” she said in a release. “To be touring with the two bands of my generation that paved the way for modern rock is an honor! This line up will crush your skulls!”

Speaking exclusively with Audio Ink Radio, Lewis explained that the band’s current album is their heaviest yet. In a sense, it shadows the band’s 1999 release, “Dysfunction.” “I would agree in the sense that during the recoding process of ‘Dysfunction,’ there was a nervous, anticipating, excited fear of the unknown,” he said. “The energy in the studio while we were recording was tangible and captured on tape. On this record, it was the frustration and the unknowing — and all in a negative way — that was also captured on tape.”

‘Mass Chaos Tour’ 2012 tour Dates:

April 13 — Augusta, Ga.
April 15 — Estero, Fla.
April 17 — New Orleans, La.
April 18 — Lafayette, La.
April 19 — Bossier City, La.
April 21 — Lubbock, Texas
April 22 — Belton, Texas
April 24 — Beaumont, Texas
April 25 — Laredo, Texas
April 27 — Phoenix, Ariz.
May 1 — Corpus Christi, Texas
May 2 — San Antonio, Texas
May 4 — Lexington, Ky.
May 6 — Evansville, Ind.
May 9 — Battle Creek, Mich.
May 11 — Nashville, Tenn.
May 12 — Huntington, W.V.
May 15 — Syracuse, N.Y.
May 16 — Manchester, N.H.
May 18 — Bangor, Maine


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