Aaron Lewis Announces Solo Acoustic Tour
Thu, 23 Sep 2010 12:33:46
Aaron Lewis, the acclaimed frontman for Atlantic recording group Staind, has announced details of his upcoming solo acoustic tour. The dates begin October 7 at Boston's House of Blues and then continue through early November.
Lewis is also poised to embark on an eagerly anticipated and first overseas USO tour for US troops stationed in the Persian Gulf. The as-yet-undisclosed itinerary will see Lewis traveling alongside members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, including such gridiron greats as Lynn Swann, Michael Haynes, and Paul Krause. Rock and football - fuck yeah! Two of my favorite things!
In other news, the It Takes A Community Foundation (ITAC) – founded by Lewis and his wife Vanessa – is happy to announce that the RH Conwell Elementary School in Worthington, Massachusetts has recently re-opened its doors, thanks in part to funds raised by last month's "Aaron Lewis & Friends" benefit concert. The proceeds from the event, which saw acoustic performances from such luminaries as Brad Arnold and Chris Henderson of 3 Doors Down, Shaun Morgan of Seether, LoPro and Brendan Kelley, have enabled the RH Conwell Elementary School to provide a seamless transition from a district run facility to a community school. To date, ITAC has raised $150,000 in support of the school. Big ups to the Lewis family for crusading for rural schools.
"My family has been directly affected by school closures in our rural area due to state budget cuts," said Lewis. "We have seen firsthand the necessity for smaller communities to have a voice and to determine their own local needs and priorities. Our foundation strives to do just that—to build a collective of local community members and empower them to take charge of their own community's future."
Aaron Lewis tour dates are below.
7 Boston, MA House of Blues
8 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
10 New Bedford, MA Zeiterion Theater
11 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre
12 Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of Living Arts
14 Portland, ME Merrill Auditorium @ City Hall
15 Baltimore, MD Ram's Head Live
17 Hershey, PA The Hershey Theatre
18 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
20 Chicago, IL House of Blues
21 Munhall, PA Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
23 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
24 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre
26 St. Paul, MN Fitzgerald Theatre
28 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
31 Dallas, TX The Palladium Ballroom
1 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
2 Abilene, TX Paramount Theatre
6 El Cajon, CA Sycuan Casino
Are you going to check out Aaron Lewis acoustically?