SOURCE: Atlantic Records

May 18, 2006 15:50 ET

Staind to Rock Indianapolis 500; Multi-Platinum Band Set to Perform Live at Legendary Memorial Day Weekend Event

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 18, 2006 -- Flip/Atlantic recording group Staind has been invited to perform live at the upcoming 90th running of the Indianapolis 500. The multi-platinum rockers will be featured on ABC-TV's pre-race telecast, set to kick off at Noon ET on Sunday, May 28th (check local listings). Staind will perform two songs: one during the live Memorial Day weekend broadcast, followed by an additional performance for fans inside the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The band will play on a stage overlooking the famed "Yard of Bricks" at the start-finish line.

The Massachusetts-based band is currently on the road, headlining the Jägermeister Music Tour (see attached itinerary). Joining Staind on the annual hard rock roadshow are Three Days Grace and Hurt.

In addition to the Jägermeister Music Tour dates, Staind has also signed on for performances at a number of major festival events. On May 27th, one day prior to the Indy 500, the band will headline Indianapolis' annual X-103 MayDay concert, followed on May 29th with a headline appearance at Pittsburgh's 105.9 X-Fest. Then, on June 10th, Staind is set to headline the main stage at the annual 98.9 Rockfest in Kansas City.

Upon the conclusion of the Jägermeister Music Tour dates, Staind has scheduled a series of further festival appearances -- 94.5 FM's Buzzfest XVII on June 17th in The Woodlands, Texas, the KDGE 102.1 EdgeFest in Frisco, Texas on June 18th, BayFest Hawaii on July 2nd, and Cadott, Wisconsin's Rock Fest 2006 on July 23rd. An additional summer headline show is slated for August 16th, at the Konocti Harbor Resort & Spa in Kelseyville, California.

"Right Here," the first of three hit tracks from Staind's current RIAA platinum-certified album, "CHAPTER V," continues its remarkable reign at radio, nearly one full year after its initial release. The single -- which started out as a #1 multi-format rock smash and has been in the top ten on the Hot AC charts for the past two months -- recently broke into the Top 10 on the national mainstream pop charts. "Right Here" marked the band's fourth #1 rock radio track to date, following "For You," "It's Been Awhile," and "So Far Away."

"Everything Changes," the third and most recent single from "CHAPTER V," is currently a Top 20 track at Rock radio, while also scoring major airplay at Active Rock outlets coast to coast. The track's success follows the album's previous Top 10 rock radio hit, "Falling."

Released in August 2005, "CHAPTER V," the fifth album from Staind, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, marking the band's third consecutive chart-topper. The album -- produced by David Bottrill (Tool, Godsmack) -- follows 2003's critically acclaimed "14 SHADES OF GREY" and 2001's quintuple platinum "BREAK THE CYCLE," both of which also entered the Billboard 200 in the #1 spot.

Staind is Aaron Lewis: vocals * Mike Mushok: guitar * Johnny April: bass * Jon Wysocki: drums.

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                  STAIND ON TOUR
         All Dates w/Jägermeister Music Tour except *

19      Cedar Rapids, IA        US Cellular Center
20      Duluth, MN              Pioneer Hall
21      Milwaukee, WI           The Rave/Eagles Club
23      Chicago, IL             Congress Theatre
24      Springfield, IL         Prairie Capital Convention Center
27      Noblesville, IN         Verizon Wireless Music Center *
28      Indianapolis, IN        Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Indy 500)
29      Pittsburgh, PA          Chevrolet Amphitheatre
31      New York, NY            Nokia Theatre Times Square

1       Hampton Beach, NH       Hampton Beach Casino
3       Boston, MA              Bank of America Pavilion
4       Providence, RI          Lupo's At the Strand
6       Washington, DC          9:30 Club
7       Cleveland, OH           Plain Dealer Pavilion
10      Kansas City, MO         98.9 Rockfest *
11      Wichita, KS             The Cotillion
12      West Des Moines, IA     Val Air Ballroom
14      Huntsville, AL          Von Braun Center
16      Bossier City, LA        CenturyTel Center
17      The Woodlands, TX       94.5 FM's Buzzfest XVII *
18      Frisco, TX              KDGE 102.1 EdgeFest *

2       Kaneohe Bay, HI         BayFest Hawaii *
23      Cadott, WI              Rock Fest 2006 *

16      Kelseyville, CA         Konocti Harbor Resort & Spa

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