Sunday, September 11, 2011

Staind to perform 9/11 benefit concert

Rockers Staind have announced they will mark the release of their new self-titled album by performing a special show in New York City to benefit the families of 9/11 victims.

The show will be held at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square on September 15.

In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, tickets to the show will be priced at $9.11, with all revenue from the show to benefit the families of 9/11 victims.

"As the release of our new album coincides with the 10th anniversary of 9/11, we wanted to use the attention to make the point that there is still much work for all of us to do," said Aaron Lewis, lead singer of Staind. "We are deliberately making the ticket price $9.11 to underscore the point that if enough of us do just a little bit, together we can make a big difference in the lives of the families whose members made the supreme sacrifice for our country."

Tickets are now on sale at

Purchases will be limited to two tickets per buyer.

Atlantic Records will match Staind's donation from ticket sales for a separate additional donation to the charity.

Fans who can’t make it to the show will be able to stream the concert live on the band’s website here courtesy of Ustream.

Staind’s new self-titled album is in stores September 13.

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Staind – It’s Been Awhile (2001)