Creed's Scott Stapp Given Go-Ahead To Tour, New Dates Announced

By | June 1, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Scott Stapp has been given the go-ahead from doctors to hit the road, and that is exactly what he’s going to do.

After postponing the initial second leg of the Weathered tour due to the singer’s back injury in a car accident on April 19, Creed have rescheduled the tour to begin July 11 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

The new 30-date second leg will make up canceled shows in Indianapolis; Fargo, North Dakota; and Moline, Illinois; on a jaunt mainly through the Midwest and Northeast.

Creed have also scheduled a third leg that will begin September 20 in San Antonio, Texas, and make up canceled shows in several cities. Venues, on-sale dates and openers have not been announced for those dates.

Louisiana rockers 12 Stones will open on all the dates on the second leg and former Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell will lend support in selected cities. Tickets for the tour will go on sale on various dates throughout June and early July. Tickets from the cancelled dates will not be honored.

Stapp, who suffered a torn disk in his lower back and a bulging disk in his neck from the accident that caused Creed to cancel 20 dates, was cleared by doctors after enduring a physical-therapy and strengthening program, according to his spokesperson at Wind-Up Records.

The first leg of Creed’s Weathered tour kicked off in Atlanta on January 16.

Weathered Tour Dates, According To Wind-Up:

  • 7/11 – Virginia Beach, VA – Verizon Wireless Virginia Bch. Amp. – on sale 6/8
  • 7/13 – Raleigh, NC – Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek – on sale 6/8
  • 7/15 – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte – on sale 6/8
  • 7/17 – Columbus, OH – Polaris Amphitheater – on sale 6/8
  • 7/19 – Noblesville, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center – on sale 6/15
  • 7/21 – Cleveland, OH – Gund Arena – on sale 6/8
  • 7/24 – Hartford, CT – ctnow.com Meadows Music – on sale 6/15
  • 7/25 – Mansfield, MA – Tweeter Center – on sale 6/8
  • 7/27 – East Rutherford, NJ – Continental Airlines Arena – on sale 6/22
  • 7/30 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum – on sale 6/22
  • 7/31 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Six Flags P.A.C. – on sale 6/15
  • 8/2 – Camden, NJ – Tweeter Center at the Waterfront – on sale 6/8
  • 8/3 – Camden, NJ – Tweeter Center at the Waterfront – on sale 6/8
  • 8/7 – Scranton, PA – Coors Light Amp. at Montage Mountain – on sale 6/15
  • 8/9 – Tinley Park, IL – Tweeter Center – on sale 6/15
  • 8/10 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre – on sale 6/8
  • 8/13 – Fargo, ND – Fargodome – on sale 7/13
  • 8/15 – Moline, IL – Mark of the Quad Cities – on sale 6/22
  • 8/16 – Maryland Heights, MO – UMB Bank Pavilion – on sale 6/15
  • 8/17 – Antioch, TN – AmSouth Amphitheatre – on sale 6/22
  • 8/21 – Burgettstown, PA – Post-Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake – on sale 6/15
  • 8/24 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium – on sale 6/8
  • 8/26 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center – on sale 6/29
  • 8/31 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Performing Arts Center – on sale 6/15
  • 9/1 – Toronto, ON – Molson Amphitheatre – on sale 7/13
  • 9/20 – San Antonio, TX
  • 10/2 – Las Cruces, NM
  • 10/4 – Las Vegas, NV
  • 10/5 – Phoenix, AZ
  • 10/8 – Los Angeles, CA
  • 10/9 – Sacramento, CA
  • 10/12 – San Francisco, CA
  • 10/14 – Spokane, WA
  • 10/16 – Tacoma, WA
  • 10/17 – Portland, OR
  • 10/19 – Salt Lake City, UT