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Dark_Knight 03-23-2010 05:31 PM

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It was fake & taken down thanks to Eddie from GroundCtrl (Scott's Marketing Team) & also a special thanks to Frankie over at PBF for helping out :)

Dark_Knight 03-25-2010 02:54 PM

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A couple mentions of Scott & Jaclyn (Thanks to PBF)


On Saturday, Creed front man singer/songwriter Scott Stapp and his wife Jaclyn Stapp, winner of Mrs. Florida America, dined at Casa Tua with Allison & Chip Brady of Florida Dental Benefits, Inc. celebrating Jaclyn’s recent modeling cover of the March issue of Palm Beach Young Society Magazine.

Dark_Knight 05-09-2010 12:28 PM

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New Billboard article...


May 08, 2010


Creed is back—again.

After reuniting last year for its first tour since 2002, this time Creed is coming out of the box for a 2010 tour with a "20-10" promotion that encourages fans to buy early.

The first 2,010 reserved seats for each show are $20 all-in, meaning fans pay a flat rate without any added service charges. The remaining seats will be priced at either $20 or $10, plus applicable ticketing fees. The tour will play mostly Live Nation sheds, beginning July 28 at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Va., and running through Sept. 4 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston.

The first group of shows went up last weekend and the rest were to go on sale throughout May. The concept was to come out of the gate with a pricing-oriented awareness driver and attach it to the entire tour, which now stands at 26 dates.

"We all felt that we needed a driver for this band, because the band is so good live, but we were having some issues connecting with the consumer from when the band was at its peak back in 2002 to last summer," Agency Group agent Ken Fermaglich says. "Live Nation, specifically [senior VP of tour marketing and promotion] Joey Scoleri, had the idea to create this 20-10 concept—a play on the year and the ticket price."

Fermaglich says Creed was built by a blue-collar audience, "so in light of the things going on in the economy right now, this just seems like a very logical concept to go to the consumer with, and it feels like we're going to see some very good results."

Creed's 2009 Full Circle tour generated plenty of buzz last summer, but not the kind that either the band or its handlers were looking for. Ticket sales for the band's tour fell short of expectations, with some industry observers throwing around words like "disaster" to describe the band's return to the road (Billboard, July 25, 2009).

In retrospect, such talk seems like an exaggeration, but the results were plainly disappointing. The 38 Creed shows reported to Billboard Boxscore took in $8,288,964, with attendance at 272,685, for a per-show average of $218,130 and 7,175 in attendance. Considering most of the venues on the route topped 15,000 in capacity, that means Creed played to less than 50% of the house on average.

Fermaglich admits that the Full Circle tour did have "some ticket sales issues" and concedes that the Boxscore average was "a fair assessment" of the tour's financial returns. "You had your shows that did 5,000 and you had your shows that did 10,000-12,000," he says. "We're going to do better [this summer]."

Logic dictates that if Full Circle had been a total disaster, all involved wouldn't be lining up to do it again. "That's exactly right," Fermaglich says, noting that the Full Circle trek picked up momentum when Live Nation implemented a promotion under which fans attending shows could buy discounted tickets to upcoming dates on the tour.

Fermaglich says the practice worked well for Creed in several markets. "Last summer we didn't really market that—it just happened spur of the moment at some venues on some shows," he says. "This summer we're actually marketing the fact that that's the price point."

Initial on-sales for this year's 20-10 promotion have been "very healthy," Fermaglich says, including for the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J., and the Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, N.Y. "Those two shows were really good—2,500 each on the on-sale, which to me is a very healthy start with some discounted price points," he says.

The setup of last year's tour was hampered by the fact that Creed was in the studio finishing its 2009 album "Full Circle" and timing was a bit of a moving target.

"We're much better set up this time around, and we have a band very willing to do a whole lot of press and promotion to support the tour," Fermaglich says, noting that Creed performed April 23 on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."

"The next part of this campaign is more shows going on sale locally, but also continuing to attack it from a national perspective [delivering] the message to the consumer of what we're doing and how we're doing it," he says.

Skillet will open for Creed on several shows, with other support acts to be announced.

TheGreatDivide 05-13-2010 01:46 PM

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From Brian on Facebook: Creed rehearsals begin....

Dark_Knight 05-16-2010 08:31 PM

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"Scott Stapp Rocks Creed with New Heart Attitude"


Ten years ago, you could not tune in a radio station anywhere in the country without hearing Creed. Their anthems were on playlists from their grunge metal heritage to AM pop stations, and despite critical lambasting,
their music and its message connected with fans, and gave them a diehard following with a loyalty factor that Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga would love to dream of. Like so many others in the annals of rock-and-roll, though, their great rise led to a bitter fall, and sadly, a very public one for Scott Stapp as his personal struggles became vicious fodder for haters and former bandmates alike. His demons were not unlike those that entice and trap so many others in the industry, but he was different, and that made his battle all the harder.

Back in the day, when Mick and Keith were trading bottles, joints, and syringes, the cops might have been at the door, but TMZ was not there to film every stumble from a car, and YouTube did not exist to ensure that every slurred word was recorded for all to hear. Scott Stapp was not allowed any quiet mistakes—from his honeymoon to Casino cinema, to onstage, his legal substance-fueled "poor choices" were most definitely cries for help, but also on full public view. Many people in the music and faith community lost all hope in him, and he almost lost himself and his family through the stumbles and falls to accountability and recovery. Almost is the operative word, though. The powerful lyricist and singer has come to learn some priceless lessons on how a person of faith can face and win over addiction, and he has reconnected with God, family, fans and his band on a deeper level than ever.

"God has done amazing things in my life, with my children and my family," Stapp declared to Scott Steele, DJ at 94.5 ROCK in Spokane, Washington, during a recent interview. Stapp was graciously facing the music again, as Steele took him to the mat over a smashed 2002 performance, that so offended fans that Creed music was banned from the station. Stapp related that he did not blame fans in their response, and that he would be forever sorry that "they had to be part of that nonsense". At moments, the interview almost became a badgering, but Stapp stood firm and kept owning up, saying he only wanted to stand "before the band I respect so much and the fans I respect to give the best show ever" in the future. "I know I've had 20 chances, and I just thank God that He is so full of grace, and sees our hearts". Healing was a process, but took hold in band relationships, too. Stapp displayed his newfound redemption for audiences throughout last year's tour, and on the album, Full Circle, laying vocals more infused with power and conviction than a decade ago. The band was still tweaking the album for release while on the road last year, so new songs will be more prominent in the 20-10 Tour. "It's nothing of my own power," Stapp reiterates, "It's only the grace of Jesus Christ, and him becoming involved in my life, and being my Savior, and my family," that has led to redemption. Stapp and his wife, Jaclyn, have two children, and another son due in early July, just before Creed's tour launches full force. "How wonderful it is to live a life of substance, one that puts success in perspective, having peace of mind and trying to make a difference in this world....I've got a story to tell, and I'd like to share that heart attitude through Creed's music," he elaborates.

Stapp put action behind his words in January, when he joined with family and church members to bring medical relief to Haiti as part of the initiative. He and others coordinated logistics and travel of needed supplies, while his sister-in-law, Arkansas physician Dr. Janette Newsheiwat, treated patients.

While Creed music is assuredly polarizing for some, and not embraced by everyone, it definitely fills a very real void. The dilemma of defined Christian music is that those who need its message most may never come near it, so that however it edifies the faithful, it is essentially, truly "preaching to the choir". Creed's music more than touches on the conflicts and tough stuff within the life of faith. Look over the lyrics to "What If" or "What's This Life For" or the newer "Time" as a refresher. There won't be Bibles distributed after shows, but packed between Mark Tremonti's shredding solos and the words, heaping doses of hope, truth, redemption, and purpose are offered for all, no questions asked.

The band wants to give fans a bang for their buck, too, with the first 2, 010 seats at venues seats selling for $ 20. Information is available at Following two May event dates in St. Augustine, FL and Concord, NC at the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, the 20-10 Tour goes full force July 28- Sept 4 with 26 dates.

nagpo 05-16-2010 08:45 PM

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That was definitely a pro-creed article. I guess Creed is pretty much a christian band now.

Dark_Knight 05-16-2010 10:33 PM

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Scott is a Christian, deal with it dude.

nagpo 05-17-2010 12:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Dark_Knight
Scott is a Christian, deal with it dude.

Deal with what? I have no problem with it.

Dark_Knight 05-17-2010 12:43 AM

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Then what's the point of saying that? lol Creed isn't a Christian band, that's been a fact for 14 years now.

nagpo 05-17-2010 02:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Dark_Knight
Then what's the point of saying that? lol Creed isn't a Christian band, that's been a fact for 14 years now.

I know. But most people see creed as a christian band. And Stapp isint helping disperse that rumor when in interviews all he talks about is god. whatever, it doesn't matter.

Agent D 05-17-2010 06:06 PM

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I don't think it really matters anymore. They're probably not going to change anyone's minds about them at this point in time.

Dark_Knight 07-19-2010 05:34 PM

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Stapp interview with 102.5 WIOG:

nagpo 07-19-2010 06:03 PM

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Cool. thanks

Dark_Knight 07-20-2010 06:28 PM

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Another with 96 Rock (Cincy):

Dark_Knight 07-22-2010 12:14 AM

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Thanks to PBF for the heads up.

Hitfix Interview: Creed's Scott Stapp: 'I was killing myself'


After a long hiatus, Creed reunited in 2009 for a world tour and a new album, the appropriately named “Full Circle.” Fans welcomed the return of the hit makers, who have sold 35 million albums, back with arms wide open (pun intended). The new album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and single, “Overcome,” was a hit at rock radio.

Now, Creed -- composed of vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist Mark Tremonti, drummer Scott Phillips and bassist Brian Marshall -- is embarking on its “20-10 Tour.” Acknowledging the troubled touring season and in an effort to give fans a great deal, Creed is selling the first 2,010 reserved seats at each show for $20 with no additional service charges. The remaining seats on the amphitheater tour are either $20 or $10, plus ticketing fees.

Before the July 28 kick off in Washington, D.C., the band will play a Hard Rock Café in Nashville in a benefit for flood relief. Additionally, Creed is giving away a motorcycle and guitar, both of which will be on display at each tour site.

HitFix talked with Stapp, who called from his Florida home. The singer was very candid about his troubled past and gave us some exclusive details about his new solo album. He was also fairly glowing about the birth of his brand new baby boy, Daniel Issam (D.I.), who was born July 4.

Congratulations on your new son. Your three children range from two weeks old to 11 years old. How do you balance fatherhood with being away?

Well, I’ll tell you what, they’re going to have to understand if daddy doesn’t work, they’re going to eat me out of house and home. It may be harder for me, but knowing I’ve got a family to feed and put through school makes it real easy to go, “All right guys, Daddy’s going on tour,” because I know the goal: Just outside of loving music and being an artist and doing what I do, it is my job and I have to support my family. Although it’s tough, it’s what I gotta do.

The new tour starts July 28. What happens right before you go on tour? Are you up all night packing like most of us before we go out of town?

I have to check everything and make sure my daughter hasn’t crawled into my road case. My son Jagger is 11 now; he’s coming out with me. He’s going to be Daddy’s tech on this tour. It’s time for some father-son time as well, so I’m still going to be a daddy even on the road and it’s a good time we can spend together. As soon as D.I. gets the clearance that he can be exposed to the world, my family’s going to come out although that probably won’t be for a little while. I’m sure my wife will want to come out and leave the kids at home with her mom for a few days so we can have some quality time and enjoy each other. It’s good to have my family out and I love to have them all the time. It’s awesome. Thank god my son’s old enough now to help daddy remember everything to pack.

Does Jagger understand that “With Arms Wide Open” is about him and your joyous reaction to the news that you were becoming a father?

He does understand and I tell you we’ve had some really great moments watching “American Idol” or something like that and one of the contestants will sing something like “With Arms Wide Open” and you see him sitting there and his whole face turns red and he just smiles and I think he really does love and accept he’s “Arms Wide Open” boy. He has a lot of pride in that. It’s great for him. I hope my daughter will get the feeling when her song comes out, “Milan’s Song.” I have a song that I’ll be putting out when the time is right for my wife, called “Crazy in Love” and I just finished up with Desmond Child.

Is the song with Desmond Child for a new Creed album?

Right now, it’s going to be for a solo album, but we’ve got a lot of Creed stuff on the table. We’ll make another Creed album next year, an acoustic album. I’ll be doing some touring, kind of presenting the Creed songs in a different way after this Creed tour, and playing stuff from my first solo album, “The Great Divide.” The other guys will be doing some things with their band, Alter Bridge, and then we’ll get back together and do another Creed album and keep everything going.

How did the idea for the “20-10” tour come about with the discounted tickets?

[Co-manager] Paul Geary called with the concept and we were like, “Yeah, man!” [We got] Live Nation and Ticketmaster and all the people involved to cut their fees too to really make this affordable for the fans. It’s all about connecting and making where families and fans can come out and have a good time and not have to skip a month’s rent.

You’re clearly making less on the road as well at those prices. Are you scaling back production?

This is going to be a full-scale rock show…We make cuts like everybody else. It also has to do with a little self-belief in your band and in your art that you’re going to have staying power and be around and it’s not a money grab. And we care about the fans, man. We’re not on another planet because of the success we’ve had. We’ve got families, kids, and bills and live on budgets and have all the same issues and stresses and pressures that blue collar America has. It’s another way of us saying, “Hey, we’re in there with you.

You’re playing a benefit at Nashville’s Hard Rock Cafe on July 26 for Hands on Nashville, a non-profit spearheading flood relief efforts. What’s your connection to Nashville?

It’s where we wrote the “Full Circle” album. We spent a month there doing writing and we’ve all got friends there and other artists we know. Our record company has an office there. I’ve got a voice coach there,
Creed reunited in 2009. What do you value this time around that you didn’t see so clearly the first time?
I think I did see it clearly until I made some decisions and the stress started wearing on all of us and we all made some decisions that started rubbing ourselves the wrong way. And then I made some poor decisions and became someone that I wasn’t because of drugs and alcohol. I’ve always appreciated these guys as artists and musicians and human beings and you know, I think, being older and as time passes that that respect deepens and you don’t you know what you got ‘til it’s gone, but I never wanted it to be gone.

The one thing I can gain from that for me is during 2002, when I lost respect and just wasn’t myself and I don’t even know who I was, I obviously wasn’t respecting myself or appreciating the fans, my friends or anyone else. I was killing myself and hurting people around me. I didn’t want to do that, but it happened, and I made those decisions to do that. And now being able to just soak everything in and appreciate the guy to my left and my right and behind me and be in a place where I’m not such a rookie and naïve enough to put that stuff in my body that caused that again. I appreciate it all and respect it all and would never want to do anything to lose it.

What is your favorite moment of the night when you’re on stage?

I think it’s right at the end of the show when we all come together, arms around each other, and look at the fans and we’ve got smiles on our faces and we’re like, “Hey, guys. We’re Creed and Thank You.” We’re all there as a unit, as a band with our arms around each other and that’s a special moment for me.

Good interview... all except for that I guess he's saying he's going to be playing Creed stuff on his solo tour again. I'm cool with him playing WAWO or whatever but I say he should leave the Creed stuff alone... it comes off lame.

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