Creed Takes the Tour to California!
Rock band Creed has seen enormous success since the group started more than 15 years ago – from multi-platinum selling albums to world tours to netting a Grammy Award in 2001.
After a hiatus, the band is in tact and surging forward with a special spring tour, which includes a stop at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Special Events Center in Indio on Saturday, May 12 and the Fox Theater in Pomona on Sunday, May 13.
What makes this tour unique from their past tours are the smaller, more intimate venues in select cities the band will be playing at.
“Before we go on this next Creed experience, we really want to get in there and meet every single fan, shake hands and just have conversations. We want to connect with the people that have been there and give them a piece of our history together, as well as connect with folks that have never seen us before,” frontman Scott Stapp said in a recent telephone interview.
Creed originally planned the spring tour for a few dates in April. However, due to a mass demand from their fans, the band has added more stops through May.
“Our fans are the reason behind every success that this band has ever had. They have been so amazing to us, and it continues to grow as we find that the shows are selling out and more fans are saying ‘Hey don’t forget us’. It’s really become a Creed family,” Stapp said.
Creed will be playing the successful 1997 debut album, “My Own Prison,” as well as their follow-up hit album, “Human Clay”, which features their 2001 Grammy Award-winning track for Best Rock Song, “With Arms Wide Open.” Both albums will be performed in their entirety, along with selections from the band’s later albums.
Creed is working in the recording studio in preparation to release a new album.
“There’s a lot of fight left in this band and a lot of energy,” Stapp said. “I think we’ve grown so much as artists and human beings over the years, and we’re just trying to strip it down and get our focus and every experience will impact the next Creed record.”
With Stapp on lead vocals, the four-piece consists of guitarist Mark Tremonti, bassist BrianMarshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.
“We are coming home, and we are excited to share these intimate moments with our Creed family before we take it to the world. Remind us where our roots are. And it’s going to rock,” Stapp said.
INDIO: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Special Events Center. 84-245 Indio Springs Parkway, $29-$69, www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
POMONA: 7 p.m. Sunday, May 13, Fox Theater, 301 S. Garey Ave., $39.50-$75, www.foxpomona.com