Times are tough.
On Friday (May 8), the hard rockers announced plans for the Stimulate This! tour, a four-band bill that will be bargain priced for concertgoers feeling the pinch during the current economic downturn.
Kicking off July 1 in Peoria, Illinois, the trek also features Chevelle and Halestorm, and will make stops in more than 40 U.S. markets, including some hardest hit by the recession. Tickets will cost less than $40 — with some venues offering lawn seats for less that $10 — and each stop will also feature additional promotions, like discounts on concessions, deals at local retailers and online rebates for band merchandise.
"Wall Street got its bailout; now it's time for rock fans to get theirs," Staind frontman Aaron Lewis said in a statement. "This summer, we want to give our fans one night where they can forget about everything else and experience a great rock show."
"It's our job ... our privilege to offer our fans an escape," Shinedown's Brent Smith added. "Teaming up with these other great bands, we're doing what we can to help lift everyone's spirits in these tough times ... the power of music can do that."
For more information on the Stimulate This! tour, check out Staind's official Web site. Dates for the Stimulate This! Tour, according to Atlantic Records:
» 7/1 - Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center
» 7/2 - St. Paul, MN @ Harriet Island
» 7/4 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
» 7/7 - Roanoke, VA @ Roanoke Convention Center
» 7/9 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
» 7/10 - Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion
» 7/12 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
» 7/14 - Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion
» 7/16 - Wallingford, CT @ Chevrolet Theatre
» 7/17 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Convention Hall
» 7/21 - Pikeville, KY @ Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
» 7/22 - Corbin, KY @ Southeastern KY Agricultural & Expo
» 7/24 - Evansville, IN @ Roberts Stadium
» 7/25 - Dubuque, IA @ Dubuque County Fair
» 7/26 - Brookings, SD @ Swiftel Center
» 7/28 - Rapid City, SD @ Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Arena
» 7/29 - Billings, MT @ MetraPark Arena
» 7/31 - Rochester, MN @ Mayo Civic Center
» 8/10 - Ridgefield, WA @ The Amphitheatre at Clark County
» 8/13 - Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium
» 8/14 - Rio Rancho, NM @ Santa Ana Star Center
» 8/15 - Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Amphitheater
» 8/18 - Laredo, TX @ Laredo Entertainment Center
» 8/28 - Toledo, OH @ Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre
» 8/30 - Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn's Landing