- Presented By: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
- Dates: March 10, 2023
- Time: 8pm
- Price: Tickets start at $55
Throughout his more than two-decade career, whether topping the charts as front man of hard rock heroes Staind, or his second act as a No. 1 artist on the Country charts as a solo artist, Aaron Lewis has always been painfully honest in his music. "That's all I've ever done. My songs have always been me wearing my heart on my sleeve, and my emotions on my sleeve, and my misfortunes on my sleeve, my sins on my sleeve," Lewis says. "I don't feel like it would be genuine nor worthy of this crazy ride I've been on if it wasn't."
That consciousness led Lewis to the most vulnerable record of his career, State I'm In. The gorgeously melancholy title track, Lewis sings candidly, "I'm still working my fingers to the phone/When the show is over I sit alone/Where the angels and the devils are my only friends/And I get up in the morning and I do it again." For Lewis, who remains on the road year round, new songs are the most exciting way to spice up the live set and, as he puts it, "Hit the refresh button." Maybe it is fitting in the dark times that led to this record, Lewis finds his salvation and hope in playing the new material live. As he says, in his powerful honesty, music is the one thing that has kept him going all these years.