Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum songwriter, vocalist, and frontman Scott Stapp will release his new album, "The Space Between The Shadows", in July via Napalm Records. The visualizer video for the disc's bombastic first single, "Purpose For Pain", can be seen below.
"The Space Between The Shadows" documents a five-year journey to find meaning — and redemption — in a world where shadows lurk and the space between is a gauntlet towards the light. It is Scott's manifesto of lessons learned in the six years since his last release, yet listeners will find their own solace, hear their own frustrations, feel hope, revelations, victories and losses.
"'Purpose For Pain' is about seeking a higher meaning, a spiritual mentality when dealing with our struggles and life’s painful moments," says Scott. "There are unexplainable, dark times that everyone goes through, and that pain is real. If we can dig deep and hold on to hope during the most difficult situations, believing there is a purpose waiting for us on the others side, we can find meaning and clarity that gives us the strength to keep fighting."
Stapp is known as frontman for CREED (over 50 million albums sold worldwide), and for his work as a solo artist who released the platinum-certified "The Great Divide" (2005) and "Proof Of Life" (2013), which featured his first solo Billboard No. 1, "Slow Suicide".
Scott will embark on a cross-country summer tour in late June. Tickets for the first leg go on sale Monday, March 25.
Tour dates (more to be added):
Jun. 20 - Oshkosh, WI @ Waterfest Concert Series
Jun. 21 - New Buffalo, MI @ Four Winds Casino Resort - Silver Creek Event Center (on sale March 29)
Jun. 22 - St. Charles, IL @ The Arcada Theatre
Jun. 27 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
Jun. 28 - Toledo, OH @ Civic Music Hall
Jun. 29 - Boardman, OH @ Ribs-N-Rock Festival
Jul. 10 - San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater
Jul. 12 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Jul. 13 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Jul. 14 - Oklahoma City @ Tower Theatre
Jul. 25 - New York City @ Sony Hall
Aug. 02 - Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre (on sale March 29)
Stapp went through a highly publicized, drug-inflamed meltdown in 2014, after which he entered into an intensive rehab program. Stapp also lost custody of his three children during this period, while also missing a court hearing and allegedly threatening to kill President Obama.
Stapp is now sober and in intensive therapy. He takes medication for bipolar disorder — a condition that causes unexpected shifts in mood, energy and activity levels — works through a twelve-step program, and meets with a sponsor, saying, "Nothing is more important than my sobriety."