Godsmack and Staind

25 Years; 25 Cities

July 10, 2023 by M.B. Edwards    
It’s been 25 years since Godsmack and Staind first shared the stage at the 1998 Warped Tour. Now the two nu metal bands are doing it again in 25 cities, from coast to coast, for an epic blowout.
Earlier this year, Godsmack and Staind announced they were co-headlining a short tour between July 18th and August 31st with Northing More as the openers for the 25 city jaunt.  

Staind was formed in 1995 and their 1999 album, “Dysfunction,” started getting them attention thanks to hit singles “Mudshovel” and “Home.” But it was 2001’s “Break the Cycle” that shot them into the mainstream. With “It’s Been Awhile,” “For You,” “Outside,” “Epiphany,” and “Fade,” the band found themselves regulars on MTV and the festival circuit.
They have had continued success with singles “Price to Play,” “So Far Away,” “Right Here,” and “Everything Changes.”  

Front-man Aaron Lewis has a voice that is as strong and powerful as it was when they first started. Mike Mushok crushes the guitar on stage and is full of energy. Johnny April is on bass and Sal Giancarelli rocks the drums.
Their performances onstage are rock solid with perfect execution.  

Staind is releasing “Confessions of the Fallen” in September, which has their newest single, “Lowest in Me.”  

Godsmack, also formed in 1995, have been making albums non-stop, giving fans hit after hit of the in-your-face hard rock we’ve come to love and expect. Whether it’s the old school “Voodoo” or the newer “Soul on Fire” hits you love, or “Whatever,” Godsmack will deliver.  

Front-man Sully Erna, lead guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill, and drummer Shannon Larkin come out strong on their sets, often with “When Legends Rise” before bringing out the pyrotechnics.
And they LOVE pyro, so expect some heat!  

In February, Godsmack released “Lighting Up the Sky,” their eighth studio album and home to their newest single, “Surrender.”  

Among the 25 cities, Godsmack and Staind will stop at Irvine’s own FivePoint Amphitheatre. Both Godsmack and Staind are offering VIP packages with Godsmack offering a behind-the-scenes look at their production while Staind is giving VIPs a sideview of the first three songs.    




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