CREED Reunion Tour Officially Announced

CREED has officially announced all four of the original band members — Scott Stapp, Mark Tremonti, Scott Phillips and Brian Marshall — will reunite for a summer tour and new album. The tour, the band's first in seven years, begins August 6 in Pittsburgh.

"I wouldn't call it a reunion," Stapp tells RollingStone.com. "It's a renewing and a rebirth. I missed my boys and wanted to create music with them again. We're all thrilled to have a second chance to make a first impression."

The reconciliation began last December when Stapp reached out to CREED guitarist Mark Tremonti. They agreed to meet up at the Hard Rock Hotel in Florida before Stapp sang the national anthem at the Champs Sports Bowl. "I was nervous, but also excited because I knew Mark would bring nothing but positivity," says Stapp. "We exchanged family pictures and within 20 minutes we were jamming on acoustic guitars and talking about new songs." They soon met up with drummer Scott Phillips and bassist Brian Marshall, who left CREED in 2000 but is returning for the new album and tour. "At that meeting we were collectively saying, 'Hey man, I'm sorry if I hurt you or my choices did anything to cause you any pain. I have nothing but love and forgiveness for you and I hope you can forgive me.' It's all part of the process of reflection and not looking back at the six months out of 10 years that were trying."

Read more from RollingStone.com.

Tour dates:

Aug. 06 - Pittsburgh PA
Aug. 08 - Darien Lakes NY
Aug. 09 - Hershey PA
Aug. 11 - Saratoga Springs NY
Aug. 13 - Philadelphia PA
Aug. 15 - Wantagh NY
Aug. 16 - Holmdel NJ
Aug. 18 - Boston MA
Aug. 20 - Hartford, CT
Aug. 21 - Washington DC
Aug. 22 - Virginia Beach VA
Aug. 25 - Detroit MI
Aug. 26 - Cleveland OH
Aug. 28 - Cincinnati OH
Aug. 29 - Indianapolis IN
Aug. 30 - Chicago IL
Sep. 01 - Milwaukee
Sep. 02 - Columbus OH
Sep. 04 - Raleigh NC
Sep. 05 - Charlotte NC
Sep. 11 - Atlanta GA
Sep. 12 - Birmingham AL
Sep. 15 - Orlando FL
Sep. 16 - West Palm Beach FL
Sep. 18 - Lafayette LA
Sep. 19 - New Orleans LA
Sep. 20 - Bossier City LA
Sep. 22 - Dallas TX
Sep. 24 - San Antonio TX
Sep. 25 - Houston TX
Sep. 27 - Las Vegas NV
Sep. 29 - Glendale AZ
Sep. 30 - Irvine CA
Oct. 02 - Salt Lake City UT
Oct. 03 - Denver CO
Oct. 06 - Minneapolis MN
Oct. 07 - Omaha NE
Oct. 09 - Tulsa OK
Oct. 10 - Kansas City MO
Oct. 13 - St Louis MO
Oct. 14 - Nashville TN

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