Spin - Over the past week, love ’em or hate ’em late ’90s/early 2000s rock band Creed sparked rumors of a reunion thanks to its first social media activity in quite a while. Today, we know why. The Scott Stapp-led quartet will reunite to play its first shows since 2012 as part of the Summer of ’99 cruise, which sails from Miami to the Bahamas from April 18-22, 2024.
In addition to Creed, which will play twice on different days, the cruise will feature performances by fellow post-grunge acts such as Buckcherry, Tonic, Vertical Horizon, Fuel, the Verve Pipe, Tantric, Dishwalla, Louise Post (of Veruca Salt), Nine Days, and 3 Doors Down.
Since Creed went on hiatus in 2003, Stapp has released three solo albums and fronted the hard rock supergroup Art of Anarchy, although the other members sued him in 2018 for breach of contract. He is also scheduled to make his acting debut (as Frank Sinatra, no less) in the Dennis Quaid-starring Ronald Reagan biopic Reagan, due for release sometime this year.
Ok a few things to unpack here.
First off, welcome back Buckcherry. Don't think any of us forgot about you. Nor "Crazy Bitch".
Being on the same bill as Scott Stapp and the boys might seem odd but that's only if we're talking old 1990s Creed.
Which we're not.
We're talking 2023 Creed baby. New and improved.
Creed’s non-singing members — guitarist Mark Tremonti (who released a Sinatra tribute album last year), bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips — formed Alter Bridge in early 2004 with vocalist Myles Kennedy and have released seven albums since.
Meanwhile the breadwinner, the one who puts the asses in the seats, Scott Stapp, has been gearing up for his role as... Frank Sinatra?!?!
All that is great to know but lets get down to business here.
1- Creed better be planning to record new music. Of course we all want to hear "With Arms Wide Open", "Higher", and "My Sacrifice", but let us get some new heat as well will you guys?
2- This better mean they're planning on working the Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl Half Time Show into their tour schedule. Come hell or high water Stapp. A promise is a promise. You can't dangle this carrot and then take it away from us
Dave was right.
My breakdown of the greatest halftime show ever.
p.s. - completely forgot about Dishwalla until reading this blurb. this song kinda fucked.