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Staind Rocks Camden, NJ as Godsmack Cancels Due to Weather

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Last night, Staind took the stage at Freedom Mortgage Pavilion in Camden, NJ, and delivered a powerful performance that left fans cheering for more. The band became the headliner for the night after Godsmack canceled their performance due to inclement weather.

Staind opened their set with brand new single “Lowest In Me” from their upcoming album Confessions Of The Fallen, due to be released September 15th, 2023. The band followed up with “Not Again” and “Just Go.” Throughout the night, Staind played a mix of old and new songs, while showcasing their versatility as a band. Their performance included “So Far Away,” “It’s Been Awhile,” and “Right Here”- all of which had the crowd singing along. They also played “Wannabe” from their 2011 self-titled album, and it grew a great response form the crowd.

One of the standout moments of the night was when Aaron Lewis performed “Outside,” one of the band’s most popular songs. The crowd sang along to every word, creating a magical moment that will be remembered for years to come.

Staind closed out their set with “Mudshovel,” a heavy-hitting song that got the crowd moshing and headbanging. As the song ended, the fans responded with a thunderous applause which was fitting after the band’s incredible performance.

Overall, Staind put on an amazing show that left fans wanting more. Despite the disappointment of Godsmack canceling their performance, after fans were left eagerly waiting in excess of 2 hours for the weather to clear, Staind stepped up and delivered a performance that won’t soon be forgotten.

Below is the official statement, from Sully Erna of Godsmack, released on the band’s Instagram in regards to the cancellation:

Dear fans of Camden NJ…

I just wanted to personally send you all a note to say how sorry we are for not being able to take the stage last night. Although the band and myself were on stand by ready to play Mother Nature with so many lightening strikes close by worked against.

And as much as I personally wanted to make the announcement myself, Live Nation has a policy they must go by when this sort of thing happens. So they made the announcement on our behalf.

That being said, I also want to commend you all for being understanding and respectful to the crew and venue staff and not letting anyone get out of control after the announcement.

You handled the disappointment with integrity and class, and for that I promise you all that we will figure out a make up date asap and come back to perform an incredible show for you soon! You have my word.

With Love and Respect,
Sully Erna

T. Cody Strubel is the founder of Rock Documented, a platform he established in September 2015. As the Lead Photographer, Writer, and Editor, Cody has been instrumental in shaping the site's content and visual aesthetic. His exceptional work in music photography was recognized by the Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame, where he was voted "Best Photography" at their inaugural event. Cody's equipment of choice includes two Nikon D850s, a Nikon 22-70mm 2.8 VR, a Nikon 70-200mm 2.8 VR, and a Black Rapid Shoulder Strap. His passion for music and photography, combined with his commitment to promoting local talent, makes him a vital voice in the Central Pennsylvania music scene.

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