Hello, my friend, we meet again… It’s been 12 years since early 2000s post-grunge sensation Creed took their talents on the road, but Scott Stapp and his band are preparing for a tour once again.
The aptly named “Summer of ’99” tour will kick off on July 17, 2024, and run through September 28, with the band hitting 40 North American cities along the way.
Though 3 Doors Down will open for Creed on the majority of these dates, a few other fan favorites will make appearances at select venues. These include Daughtry, Switchfoot, Tonic, and Big Wreck. Finger Eleven will open all dates.
The band brought fans into the loop with a social media announcement. “It’s time to ROCK,” they wrote. “The wait is over! Creed is returning to stages across North America for the first time in 12 years.”
It’s time to ROCK 🤟 The wait is over! Creed is returning to stages across North America for the first time in 12 years 🎸✨#creedreunion #summerof99tour #needforcreed #creedtour #creedband #3DoorsDown #Daughtry #Switchfoot #Tonic #BigWreck #FingerEleven pic.twitter.com/MBg9D4aN8l— Creed (@Creed) October 30, 2023
A decade (plus two years) is a long time away from the spotlight. For Creed frontman Scott Stapp, however, the joy of inviting fans to party like it’s 1999 outweighs any nerves he might feel ahead of the throwback tour.
“I feel like I’m as strong as I’ve ever been vocally, and looking forward to sharing the stage with the guys again,” Stapp said in a statement. “The fans have clearly let us know they feel it’s long overdue. I want to give them what they deserve. I’m ready to bring it.”
Creed Making Tour Stops at Summer of ’99 Festival, Cruise
Breaking a 12-year hiatus calls for a few special stops along the way. In addition to their regular venues, Creed will also make a stop at the inaugural Summer of ’99 and Beyond Festival in San Bernardino, California.
There, they’ll meet up with some friends, including a few tour openers. A few little-known bands including 3 Doors Down, Daughtry, Finger Eleven, Vertical Horizon, and The Verve Pipe will join Creed at the Glen Helen Amphitheatre.
“Summer of ‘99 and Beyond Festival in San Bernardino is going to be so special for all of us,” guitarist Mark Tremonti gushed. “It is giving us a chance to bring performances from the cruises and tour together in one location. That show is going to be a highlight for us next year.”
But the fun will start long before July. In addition to the tour and festival stops, Creed will hit the open seas as headliners of the Summer of ’99 cruise. The band first sets sail on April 18. After the first 4-day cruise, Creed embarks on a second trip the following weekend. Both are sold out.
“I’m just excited to get back on stage with those guys,” Scott Stapp told Audacy Check In host Jason Bailey. “I respect them all so much. And I can’t wait to have a good time on that cruise and play some Creed tunes.”
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