Staind have been busy this year with the release of their very successful seventh studio album titled ‘Staind.’ Despite all this activity, the band has managed to squeeze in a string of tour dates to wrap up this year.

Through their ups and down, and with the departure of their drummer Jon Wysocki, the band has managed to hold it together and prove their strength as they head out on the road together starting on Nov. 25 in Uncasville, Ct., and wrapping up on Dec. 16 in Biloxi, Miss.

In an exclusive chat with Loudwire, guitarist Mike Mushok reveals that the new disc “was a finished record but it shouldn’t have been. However, it was accepted. That’s something that doesn’t happen that often. It just goes to show you what we could touch upon. It took me a while to realize that I was happy with it.” You can read our full interview with Mushok here.

Staind 2011 U.S. Tour Dates:

11/25 -- Uncasville, Ct.
11/26 -- Albany, N.Y.
11/27 -- Baltimore, Md.
11/29 -- Charlotte, N.C.
12/01 -- Atlanta, Ga.
12/02 -- Orlando, Fla.
12/03 -- West Palm Beach, Fla.
12/06 -- Cleveland, Ohio.
12/08 -- St. Louis, Mo.
12/09 -- Des Moines, Iowa
12/10 -- Oklahoma City, Okla.
12/12 -- Chicago, Ill.
12/14 -- Wichita, Kan.
12/15 -- Dallas, Texas
12/16 -- Biloxi, Miss.