Rockers Creed Reuniting for New Album, Tour

By K.R. Gomez on April 27, 2009

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Creed is hoping to recapture some of its old magic.

The rockers, who have been on a six-year hiatus, are reuniting for a new album and concert tour, which will kick off Aug. 6 in Pittsburgh.

"We never felt like we weren't together," frontman Scott Stapp told People. "We're not looking at this as a reunion. It's more of a rebirth."

The Florida-based group, which also includes Mark Tremonti, Scott Phillips and Brian Marshall, has already started recording a new album, which is tentatively titled, "Full Circle." The band's last studio album, "Weathered," was released 2001 and sold more than six million copies. 

"We're not trying to stay in a certain place or conform to where we left off," Stapp told the mag. "The music is fresh, edgy, raw, passionate, honest and it rocks."

Creed arrived on the scene in a big way with the 1997 release of their debut album, "My Own Prison," which featured such hit tracks as "My Own Prison," "Torn" and "One."

They achieved even greater success two years later with the follow-up, "Human Clay," which spawned the hit songs "Higher" and "With Arms Wide Open."

Creed was last seen on the concert tour circuit in 2002, but Ken Fermaglich of the Agency Group, which handle's the band's booking, believes fans will be lining up for tickets.

"I think there is a lot of demand out there for this band, they've been away for seven years," he told Billboard.

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2009 Creed Concert Tour Dates:

Aug 6: Pittsburgh, PA                   
Aug 8: Darien Lakes, NY            
Aug 9: 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                  
Sept 1: Milwaukee, WI                    
Sept 2: Columbus, OH                        
Sept 4: Raleigh, NC                   
Sept 5: Charlotte, NC                   
Sept 11: Atlanta, GA                   
Sept 12: Birmingham, AL             
Sept 15: Orlando, FL                  
Sept 16: West Palm Beach, FL            
Sept 18: Lafayette, LA                   
Sept 19: New Orleans, LA            
Sept 20: Bossier City, LA           
Sept 22: Dallas, TX                   
Sept 24: San Antonio, TX             
Sept 25: Houston, TX                    
Sept 27: Las Vegas, NV                 
Sept 29: Glendale, AZ                 
Sept 30: Irvine, CA                         
Oct 2: Salt Lake City, UT            
Oct 3: Denver, CO                    
Oct 6: Minneapolis, MN             
Oct 7: Omaha, NE                   
Oct 9: Tulsa, OK                  
Oct 10: Kansas City, MO                      
Oct 13: St Louis, MO                   
Oct 14: Nashville, TN