Talk about detonating on impact. The Illusion of Progress, the new album from Flip/Atlantic recording artists Staind, rocketed onto the Billboard 200 this week at #3, making it the fourth consecutive album of the band’s career to debut in the top 3.

News of the album’s explosive arrival follows a flurry of headline-making moves for the multi-platinum band, who recently teamed with online retailer for an innovative pre-release promotion, and have been on a worldwide summer tour, to be followed by a run in Europe with Nickelback in September, and headlining dates with special guests Seether and Papa Roach beginning October 4th at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. Fans can go to for ticket information.

The Illusion of Progress is being propelled by chart-topping lead single “Believe,” currently #2 at Modern Rock, #5 at Active Rock, and #4 at Mainstream Rock. The song has already begun crossing over to the Hot AC charts with a debut at #34. “Believe” is Staind’s fastest-growing hit since “It’s Been Awhile.”

The Illusion of Progress is Staind’s sixth album and the follow-up to 2005’s certified platinum Chapter V. The album was produced by Johnny K and recorded in Lewis’ home studio with guitarist Mike Mushok , drummer Jon Wysocki, and bassist Johnny April.

Tour dates for STAIND are as follows (additional dates to be confirmed)

With 3 Doors Down and Hinder

8/27, WaMu Theater,Seattle, WA
8/29, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV
8/30, Konocti Field Amphitheater,Kelseyville, CA
8/31, Verizon Wireless Amp, Irvine, CA (Aaron Lewis solo show)

With Nickelback in Europe

9/8, Cologne Arena, Cologne
9/9, Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart
9/12, Odyssey Arena, Belfast
9/13, RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin
9/15, MEN Arena, Manchester
9/16, Sheffield Arena, Sheffield
9/18, The NEC, Birmingham
9/19, o2 Arena, London
9/21, Wembley Arena, London
10/3, Turning Stone, Verona, NY (Staind only)

With Seether and Papa Roach

10/4, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
10/7, Greensboro Special Events Center Greensboro, NC
10/9, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, FL
10/10, St. Augustine Amphitheater,St. Augustine, FL
10/12, Hard Rock Live,Orlando, FL
10/14, Heritage Park, Simpsonville (Greenville), SC
10/15, Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City, TN
10/17, The Amphitheater at the Warf, Orange Beach, AL
10/18, Snowden Grove Park AmphitheatreSouthaven, MS
10/19, Lakewood Amphitheater, Atlanta, GA
10/21, Black River Coliseum, Poplar Bluff, MO
10/22, Rockford MetroCentre, Rockford, IL
10/24, Tulsa Convention Center Arena, Tulsa, OK
10/26, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Houston, TX
11/12, Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT (with Papa Roach only)
11/14, Sovereign Center, Reading, PA (with Papa Roach only)
11/15, Asbury Park Convention Hall Complex Asbury Park, NJ
11/16, Tsongas Arena,Lowell, MA
11/18, Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY

Source: Flip/Atlantic

Staind Band Photo With Tour Dates

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