SOURCE: Atlantic Records

September 29, 2009 17:59 ET

Aaron Lewis Sets Solo Tour; Staind Frontman Unveils Acoustic Itinerary, Kicking Off on New Year's Day in Las Vegas; Lewis to Be Featured in Outdoor Channel Series, "Dream Season Celebrity"; Staind on Tour Now With Creed

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 29, 2009) - Aaron Lewis, the acclaimed frontman for Atlantic recording group Staind, has unveiled details of the first leg of his upcoming solo acoustic tour, now in its sixth year. The hugely successful tour saw sold-out shows last year, including a stint at the Mohegan Sun, where he sold more than 8,000 tickets. The dates will begin on January 1st, 2010 with a special New Year's Day concert at the Green Valley Ranch Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada. From there, Lewis will traverse the continent, capping off his first leg with two nights at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. The second leg of the tour will kick off on February 25th at Hammond, Indiana's Horseshoe Casino (see below itinerary). Full itinerary for the second leg will be available soon.

In other news, Lewis will be appearing on Drury Outdoors' popular Outdoor Channel series, "Dream Season Celebrity," set for broadcast in 2010. "Dream Season Celebrity" marks the seventh season of "Dream Season," a reality hunting show that chronicles competing teams from across the country. This season will feature a twist by adding four celebrity team members who are paired with "average joes" with everyday jobs. An avowed outdoorsman, Lewis's participation in the series will raise funds for the Catch-A-Dream Foundation, which grants once-in-a-lifetime hunting and fishing experiences to children with life-threatening illnesses. For further details, please visit www.druryoutdoors.com and http://catchadream.org.

Staind is currently traveling North America alongside the recently reunited Creed. The dates -- which follow Staind's headline role on this summer's enormously successful "Stimulate This! Tour," a four-band bill designed to offer fans maximum value at a minimal price -- began earlier this week and will continue through mid-October. Lewis's powerful performances at these shows have already demanded attention from critics: The Dallas Morning News recently said of him, "Lewis, who didn't speak much but never minced words, proved that incendiary introspection makes for memorable music." Please visit www.staind.com for complete information on the tour.

2008's "The Illusion of Progress" marked Staind's fourth consecutive studio album to debut in the top 3 on the Billboard 200 and features the #1 alternative rock song, "Believe." The iconic hard rock group's decade-long career has seen worldwide album sales in excess of 13 million and five #1 singles spanning three different radio formats. "The Illusion of Progress" is the band's sixth studio album and the follow-up to 2005's RIAA platinum-certified "Chapter V."

For up-to-the-minute news and information, please visit www.staind.com.

                             AARON LEWIS
                             ON TOUR 2010

JANUARY
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1             Henderson, NV         Green Valley Ranch
2             Las Vegas, NV         Aliante Casino
8             Reno, NV              Silver Legacy
9             West Wendover, NV     Peppermill
15            Temecula, CA          Pechanga
19            St. Charles, MO       Ameristar St. Charles (St. Louis)
21, 22        Vicksburg, MS         Ameristar Vicksburg
23            Robinsville, MS       Bluesville @ Tunica Horseshoe

FEBRUARY
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5             Uncasville, CT        Mohegan Sun
12            Verona, NY            Turning Stone
13, 14        Atlantic City, NJ     Borgata
25            Hammond, IN           Horseshoe Casino* (first date of leg 2)

                *Additional Dates To Be Announced Shortly

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