The original line-up of once-reigning rock group Creed is reforming for a summer tour of the United States and a new album. Frontman Scott...

The original line-up of once-reigning rock group Creed is reforming for a summer tour of the United States and a new album. Frontman Scott Stapp, guitarist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall and drummer Scott Phillips will perform together again in approximately 40 cities across the nation.

Venues for the trek are yet to be announced, but cities and dates are lined up from the August 6 opening in Pittsburgh, PA, through the October 14 closer in Nashville, TN. Concerts are also booked for August 18 in Boston, MA; August 30 in Chicago, IL; September 19 in New Orleans, LA; and October 3 in Denver, CO, among other dates.

Creed tickets will be on sale starting May 8 for the show in Washington, DC. Remaining on-sales are split over the remainder of the month, with blocks of shows going on sale on May 9, May 16 and May 30. More concert information can be found on the official Creed Web site.

The members of Creed officially parted ways in 2004, with Stapp pursuing a solo career and the other three forming the band Alter Bridge. According to published reports, the main issue leading to the split was not one of creative differences, but personal problems between Stapp and the rest of the band. Tremonti told MTV News at the time, “None of us really argued amongst each other. It was always Scott [Stapp] who had the problem.”

But those differences seem to be behind the band now, as they not only plan to complete the late summer/early fall tour, but also return to the studio for their first new album in eight years. Details for the album, including a projected timeline for its release, have not been announced.

“Our career as Creed came to a very abrupt and unforeseen ending,” Phillips said in a recent statement announcing the reformation. “After reflecting on some of the greatest personal and professional moments of our lives, we’ve come to realize that we are still very capable of continuing that career and our friendship on a grander scale than ever before.”

Meanwhile, Stapp noted, “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.”

Creed debuted in 1997 with “My Own Prison,” followed by the band’s biggest hit “Human Clay” in 1999 and their final recording “Weathered” in 2001. All three albums have been certified multi-Platinum, while “Human Clay” went on to receive Diamond status.


Creed itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

August 6Pittsburgh, PA
August 8Darien Center, NY
August 9Hershey, PA
August 11Saratoga Springs, NY
August 13Philadelphia, PA
August 15Wantagh, NY
August 16Holmdel, NJ
August 18Boston, MA
August 20Hartford, CT
August 21Washington, DC
August 22Virginia Beach, VA
August 25Detroit, MI
August 26Cleveland, OH
August 28Cincinnati, OH
August 29Indianapolis, IN
August 30Chicago, IL
September 1Milwaukee, WI
September 2Columbus, OH
September 4Raleigh, NC
September 5Charlotte, NC
September 11Atlanta, GA
September 12Birmingham, AL
September 15Orlando, FL
September 16West Palm Beach, FL
September 18Lafayette, LA
September 19New Orleans, LA
September 20Bossier City, LA
September 22Dallas, TX
September 24San Antonio, TX
September 25Houston, TX
September 27Las Vegas, NV
September 29Glendale, AZ
September 30 Irvine, CA
October 2Salt Lake City, UT
October 3Denver, CO
October 6Minneapolis, MN
October 7Omaha, NE
October 9Tulsa, OK
October 10Kansas City, MO
October 13St. Louis, MO
October 14Nashville, TN

Last Updated on June 16, 2009 by By Allison Reitz