Staind have announced their first UK tour dates since January 2009. The band will headline four shows in the UK in October, as part of a brief European visit hot on the back of the release of their self-titled seventh studio album. The four UK dates announced are:

6, Glasgow Garage
8, Manchester Academy 2
9, Birmingham HMV Institute
10, London Forum

The album is produced by Johnny K (Disturbed, Machine Head) and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge, with guitarist Mike Mushok commenting; "We were ready to make an album that was heavy from beginning to end. It was time."

Tickets go on general sale on Friday 5th August 2011. For more information about Staind, visit