Photos: Staind's Aaron Lewis brings Trump love, new album to Dallas Bull in Tampa

Hopefully his sins were forgiven.

click to enlarge Aaron Lewis plays Dallas Bull in Tampa, Florida on February 10, 2017. - Chris Rodriguez
Chris Rodriguez
Aaron Lewis plays Dallas Bull in Tampa, Florida on February 10, 2017.

It's been awhile since any of us at CL listened to anything from Staind frontman turned country crooner Aaron Lewis, so why not check in on the self-proclaimed "Northern Redneck" on his tour supporting his 2016 LP, Sinner.

CL contributor Chris Rodriguez was at the Dallas Bull in Tampa, Florida on February 10, 2017 as Lewis, 44, took the stage in his Regan/Bush-era Trump hat. Why wasn't Lewis asked to play the inauguration again? Maybe it's because he felt like Trump was acting like a kid in recess during the campaign.

"We need a president who is going to do what Donald Trump has been doing and saying things that nobody wants to say and is afraid to say but is the truth, but he needs to do it in a manner that can be respected by everybody, that there's no holes in it, where no matter what he actually said in the content, he said it in a manner that didn't offend people that didn't believe what he believes," Lewis, a staunch "constitutionalist" told Andrew Wilkow last year. "I need some tact from him. I need some gentlemanly behavior, yet still get the point across, still shake the cage, still rattle everything, but I need to see him do it with a little bit more respect for the position that he is trying to attain."

I wonder how that's going. Anyhow, have a look at the photos below.

click to enlarge Aaron Lewis plays Dallas Bull in Tampa, Florida on February 10, 2017. - Chris Rodriguez
Chris Rodriguez
Aaron Lewis plays Dallas Bull in Tampa, Florida on February 10, 2017.

click to enlarge Aaron Lewis plays Dallas Bull in Tampa, Florida on February 10, 2017. - Chris Rodriguez
Chris Rodriguez
Aaron Lewis plays Dallas Bull in Tampa, Florida on February 10, 2017.

click to enlarge Aaron Lewis plays Dallas Bull in Tampa, Florida on February 10, 2017. - Chris Rodriguez
Chris Rodriguez
Aaron Lewis plays Dallas Bull in Tampa, Florida on February 10, 2017.

click to enlarge Aaron Lewis plays Dallas Bull in Tampa, Florida on February 10, 2017. - Chris Rodriguez
Chris Rodriguez
Aaron Lewis plays Dallas Bull in Tampa, Florida on February 10, 2017.

click to enlarge Aaron Lewis plays Dallas Bull in Tampa, Florida on February 10, 2017. - Chris Rodriguez
Chris Rodriguez
Aaron Lewis plays Dallas Bull in Tampa, Florida on February 10, 2017.

click to enlarge Aaron Lewis plays Dallas Bull in Tampa, Florida on February 10, 2017. - Chris Rodriguez
Chris Rodriguez
Aaron Lewis plays Dallas Bull in Tampa, Florida on February 10, 2017.

click to enlarge Aaron Lewis plays Dallas Bull in Tampa, Florida on February 10, 2017. - Chris Rodriguez
Chris Rodriguez
Aaron Lewis plays Dallas Bull in Tampa, Florida on February 10, 2017.

click to enlarge Aaron Lewis plays Dallas Bull in Tampa, Florida on February 10, 2017. - Chris Rodriguez
Chris Rodriguez
Aaron Lewis plays Dallas Bull in Tampa, Florida on February 10, 2017.

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