Creed Goes Forth

All four members of Creed are reuniting for a new album and tour.

Rumors of a Creed reunion have been circulating for the past few months, and now the band has made it official. Scott Stapp, Mark Tremonti, Scott Phillips and Brian Marshall will be hitting the road under the Creed banner starting in August and running through October.

The touring schedule released today includes dates and cities, but no venues. Judging from the available information it looks as if the band might start out playing a few amphitheatres before moving indoors as summer becomes fall.

The itinerary shows the first date as August 6 in Pittsburgh. From there it’s Darien Lakes, N.Y., on August 8; Hershey, Pa., on August 9; Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on August 11 and Philly on August 13.

Other stops include Cincinnati on August 28; Milwaukee on September 1; Orlando on September 15; Las Vegas on September 27; Minneapolis on October 6 and Nashville slotted for October 14.

Formed in Florida in 1995, Creed went on to become the first act to have seven consecutive number one rock radio singles, with four of those hits coming from the band’s first album. The No. 1 band was also voted Favorite Group in the 2003 People’s Choice Awards, won several American Music Awards and snagged a Grammy for best rock song for it’s 2001 release, “With Arms Wide Open.”

This June marks five years since Creed’s breakup. Since then, vocalist Stapp has gone on to release solo albums while the remaining members joined up with Myles Kennedy to form Alter Bridge.

“It’s amazing how life can change and bring you full circle,” Stapp said. “Time gave us all a chance to reflect, grow and gain a deeper appreciation of our friendships, artistic chemistry, passion for music, and sincere love for our fans! It’s rare in life to get a second chance to make a first impression and we embrace the opportunity. We all believe the best is yet to come!”

Most of the announced August dates, with the exception of the Detroit stop, go on sale May 9 while the Motor City goes up May 30. Creed has partnered with I Love All Access to offer several different VIP ticket packages, including premium seats, meet ‘n’ greets, photo ops and parties.