Staind frontman Aaron Lewis brings his solo (country) performance to Akron Civic Theatre on Saturday, March 19!
Lewis finished recording a country music EP entitled Town Line that was released March 1, 2011 on Stroudavarious Records. It features seven tracks including three versions of the first single “Country Boy” featuring George Jones, Charlie Daniels, and Chris Young, as well as the songs “Massachusetts”, “Vicious Circles”, “The Story Never Ends”, and a re-recording of “Tangled Up in You” originally from The Illusion of Progres.
Lewis said in a July 2011 interview that he was introduced to country music as a child by his grandfather, but his interest was recently rekindled when he toured with fellow rock turned occasional country singer Kid Rock.
Lewis released his first full solo album, The Road, in November 2012. Its debut single, “Endless Summer”, has also made the country charts. Lewis wrote every song on the ten-track collection, except for “Granddaddy’s Gun” which was penned by Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins, and Bobby Pinson, marking the first time Lewis has recorded outside material for an album. In an interview with Broadway’s Electric Barnyard, Lewis said he recorded “Granddaddy’s Gun” as both a compliment to a friend and because he was pressed for time.
Lewis wrote songs for his second solo album whilst touring in support of The Road, often performing with Katz Von Brunenburg in his live sets. The album, dubbed Sinner, was mostly recorded in a single 18-hour session, with many tracks done in one take. Aaron’s daughter Zoe also provides guest vocals on one song.
On April 12, 2019, Lewis released his third solo album, State I’m In.
Lewis will be on the road in support of his January 2022 release, ‘Frayed At Both Ends,’ which includes the chart-topping single, “Am I the Only One.” On October 21, 2021, Lewis released “Goodbye Town,”
Lewis first made a huge splash in the music world with Staind with the band’s third studio album, ‘Break the Cycle,’ in 2001. It is Staind’s most successful album to date, selling more than four million copies in the year it was released and has been certified 5x platinum. A total of 5 singles were released from this album, “It’s Been Awhile”, “Fade”, “Outside”, “For You” and “Epiphany”, all of which did reasonably well. There were videos made for each of these songs (some of which can be found on Staind’s MTV Unplugged DVD).
All seats are reserved and are priced at $89, $59, $49 or $35. All prices are subject to additional fees and can be purchased in person at the Akron Civic Theatre box office or online via the link below: