Staind has announced they will mark the release of their new self-titled album by performing a special show in New York City to benefit the families of 9/11. The show will be held at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square on September 15th. In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, tickets to the show will be priced at $9.11, with all revenue from the show to benefit the families of 9/11 victims.
“As the release of our new album coincides with the 10th anniversary of 9/11, we wanted to use the attention to make the point that there is still much work for all of us to do, “ said Aaron Lewis, lead singer of Staind. “We are deliberately making the ticket price $9.11 to underscore the point that if enough of us do just a little bit, together we can make a big difference in the lives of the families who’s members made the supreme sacrifice for our country.”
Fans can purchase tickets beginning at 12:00 noon Saturday September 10th at www.staindbenefit911.com. Members of Dysfunction, Staind’s official fan club, will have the opportunity to purchase tickets immediately through the website www.dysfunctionalstaind.com. Purchases will be limited to 2 tickets per buyer.
Moreover, Atlantic Records will match Staind’s donation from ticket sales for a separate additional donation to the charity.
Those not able to attend the event in person will be able to stream the concert live on www.staind.com courtesy of Ustream.
Coinciding with the eponymously-titled 7th studio album from Atlantic recording artist, STAIND, YouTube will be premiering their documentary “The Making of Staind” on www.youtube.com Monday at 12:00pm PST/EST. The documentary reveals the tension within the group that nearly caused the breakup of the band during the making of their new album. “It’s painful for me to even watch,” admits Staind singer Aaron Lewis. Shortly after the finishing the album, drummer Jon Wysocki departed the band.
Produced by Johnny K (3 Doors Down, Disturbed, Sevendust) Staind’s seventh studio album has been described as the most heavy and intense Staind album to date. The debut single, “Not Again” is the fastest rising single of the band’s career - currently #2 on the Active Rock chart, and climbing fast at Alternative.
“Staind” will be released in-stores and all digital retailers September 13th and the band will be performing on Jimmy Kimmel live that night.