It's been 10 years since Staind released a new album of original material, 2011's self-titled offering, and nine since they dropped their last full-length, 2012's live LP Live from Mohegan Sun. The drought is about to end with the release of Live: It's Been Awhile on May 7th via Yap'em/Alchemy Recordings. Ahead of the big date, Staind have debuted the album's recording of classic cut "Mudshovel," which originally appeared on the band's 1996 self-released debut album, Tormented. Check it out above.
"There hasn't been a gig since we first wrote this song in '96 where we haven't played Mudshovel," guitarist Mike Mushok commented. "It's definitely become a fan favorite and I have as much fun playing it now as I did back then."
Live: It's Been Awhile, which is available for pre-order now, will be accompanied by "The Return of Staind: A Two Part Global Streaming Series" in partnership with Danny Wimmer Presents. The series launches with STAIND's Live: It's Been Awhile (From Foxwoods) concert, which streams globally on May 1st. The Live: It's Been Awhile album and concert were recorded at the band's comeback show at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, in October 2019. The never-before-seen concert celebrates the group's reunion after a five-year hiatus.
Staind will also be performing their iconic multi-platinum 2001 album, Break the Cycle, in its entirety for a May 8th streaming event, exactly 20 years after the album's release. You can purchase tickets for one or both of the global streaming events at StaindLive.com. Fans can also purchase bundles and VIP experiences, including exclusive merchandise, a custom STAIND guitar autographed by the entire band, and a virtual meet & greet with the band.