STAIND, P.O.D., TAPROOT Gear Up For 'Fall Brawl' Tour

Flip/Atlantic recording group STAIND has weighed in with the announcement of a major headlining U.S. tour, dubbed the "Fall Brawl". The cross-country trek will find the band joining forces with Atlantic labelmates P.O.D. and TAPROOT, plus Texas rockers FLYLEAF, for what promises to be one of the season's most electrifying events. The itinerary is slated to kick off November 11 in San Jose, California and run through mid-December.

The "Fall Brawl" tour will see the three Atlantic bands supporting new releases: STAIND's "Chapter V" and TAPROOT's "Blue-Sky Research" — both of which are in stores now — and P.O.D.'s eagerly awaited new album, "Testify", which is slated to arrive in January 2006.

Prior to the kick-off of the "Fall Brawl", STAIND will play a string of dates across Canada, running from October 29 through November 6, as well as shows in Seattle and Spokane (with TAPROOT and FLYLEAF opening). In addition, interspersed with the "Fall Brawl" shows, STAIND will play several radio-sponsored events (dates to be announced) as well as a couple of special headlining shows.

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"Chapter V" (Flip/Atlantic), the fifth album from STAIND, recently made its debut at #1 on the Billboard 200, marking the Massachusetts-based band's third consecutive chart-topper. The album 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 has spent the summer celebrating the release of "Chapter V" with a series of concert dates alongside 3 DOORS DOWN. That tour wrapped up on September 11 in Charlotte.

"Right Here", the first single from "Chapter V", stands as yet another multi-format radio smash for STAIND. The track is in its fourth consecutive week in the #1 spot at Rock radio nationwide, hits the #1 spot this week at Active Rock, and has climbed to #2 at Alternative outlets. The song is now crossing over to the Hot AC format, where it has bulleted into the top 30. "Right Here" marks the band's fourth #1 radio track to date, following "For You", "It's Been A While", and "So Far Away".

P.O.D. is currently putting the finishing touches on "Testify", their fourth Atlantic release and first new music since 2003's "Payable on Death". The album — produced by the band in collaboration with Glen Ballard (DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, AEROSMITH, VAN HALEN) — looks to be the Southern California-based band's most provocative and powerful work to date. The album's first single will impact rock and alternative radio in mid-November.

With a 13-year career under their belts, P.O.D. has logged a remarkable array of achievements, including worldwide sales exceeding seven million, sold-out international concert tours, a series of top-charting rock radio hits, and three #1 videos on MTV's "Total Request Live". Supported by their passionate fanbase — known as "the Warriors" — the band has created what they describe as "a catalog of music that we want to respect and honor with each step into the future."

"Blue-Sky Research" (Velvet Hammer/Atlantic), TAPROOT's much-anticipated third album, arrived in stores in mid-August. The set — produced by Toby Wright (ALICE IN CHAINS, KORN, SOULFLY) — sees the Ann Arbor-based quartet continuing their musical exploration of hard rock's many textures. Among the album's highlights are the first single, "Calling", as well as a trio of intriguing collaborations with Billy Corgan. TAPROOT is currently on tour with CHEVELLE, with dates scheduled through late-October.

"Calling" is provoking a great reaction at multi-format rock radio outlets across the country. The track has bulleted into the top 10 at Active Rock and into the top 15 at Rock outlets nationwide, while also climbing the Alternative charts.

STAIND on tour, including the "Fall Brawl" with P.O.D., TAPROOT, FLYLEAF (venues to be announced):

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Oct. 29 - Montreal, QC
Oct. 30 - Toronto, ON
Oct. 31 - Guelph, ON
Nov. 02 - Thunder Bay, ON
Nov. 03 - Winnipeg, MB
Nov. 05 - Edmonton, AB
Nov. 06 - Calgary, AB

w/ TAPROOT, FLYLEAF:

Nov. 08 - Seattle, WA
Nov. 09 - Spokane, WA

"Fall Brawl" w/ P.O.D., TAPROOT, FLYLEAF:

Nov. 11 - San Jose, CA
Nov. 12 - San Bernardino, CA
Nov. 14 - Bakersfield, CA
Nov. 15 - San Diego, CA
Nov. 17 - Tucson, AZ
Nov. 18 - Phoenix, AZ
Nov. 21 - Denver, CO
Nov. 22 - Amarillo, TX
Nov. 23 - Dallas, TX
Nov. 25 - San Antonio, TX
Nov. 26 - Corpus Christi, TX
Nov. 27 - Houston, TX
Nov. 29 - Nashville, TN (STAIND only)
Nov. 30 - Chicago, IL (STAIND only)
Dec. 06 - Orlando, FL
Dec. 07 - North Myrtle Beach, SC
Dec. 09 - Baltimore, MD
Dec. 10 - Atlantic City, NJ
Dec. 11 - Poughkeepsie, NY
Dec. 13 - Springfield, MA
Dec. 14 - Sayreville, NJ (STAIND only)

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