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Old 08-19-2010, 09:29 PM   #240
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Re: The Official Creed Press/TV Thread

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Creed receives warm welcome

By Josh McAuliffe (Staff Writer)
Published: August 19, 2010

Quote: Creed may have been off the musical radar for what seemed like eons, but they haven't been forgotten by their fans.

Case in point: Wednesday night's concert at Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain, which found the one-time modern rock golden boys playing to an impressive though not jam-packed crowd. Scott Stapp and company brought the noise, and plenty of it.

They also brought two opening acts. First up was the four-piece Theft, who gave the early arrivals 20 minutes of their '90s alternative-meets-indie rock stylings. Next up was the Christian hard rock combo Skillet, who shook the tent with their ear-shattering melodies, complemented by cello and violin.
Creed has often been pegged as a pseudo-Christian act, but most who latched onto the band during their late '90s, early 2000s heyday liked them primarily for their high-volume compositions and Stapp's over-the-top, Eddie Vedder-esque vocals.

That's what folks got Wednesday night. Taking the stage around 9:15, pyrotechnics shooting off around them, Stapp, guitarist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall and drummer Scott Phillips dove into the opening chords of "Bullets." As Stapp marched back and forth, Tremonti tore off an abundance of jackhammer riffs.

A few songs in, Stapp announced the band was going "back to its roots" before beginning the opening chords of 1997's "My Own Prison." The hits continued, including power ballad "With Arms Wide Open."

Indeed, fans seemed more than happy to take Creed back into their welcoming embrace.


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