According to Blabbermouth, the lead vocalist of the rock band Creed, Scott Stapp, engaged in an insightful conversation with Jason Bailey of Audacy Check In, shedding light on the band’s eagerly anticipated reunion after a hiatus of twelve years. The reunion is set to unfold in the upcoming year, as Stapp and his fellow bandmates chart a course for musical revival by headlining the “Summer Of ’99” cruise in April 2024. Stapp delved into the genesis of this reunion, revealing that it had been a topic of managerial discussions long before the artists themselves were approached. Upon their contemplation and unanimous agreement, the prospect of reuniting gained momentum, offering a promising avenue to reignite their creative synergy.
As excitement brews among fans, a palpable air of intrigue surrounds the possibility of more Creed performances beyond the cruise. Stapp, grounded in a spirit of cautious optimism, explained that while no concrete plans exist beyond the immediate reunion, the positive dynamics within the group provide a strong foundation for future endeavors. His admiration for his bandmates and the mutual support they share underpin his eagerness to return to the stage alongside them.
“That was something I think managers were talking about for a long time before the artists were approached. And so then we were approached and everyone signed on. [We] thought it would be a good way to kind of kick things off and see what happens.
We don’t have anything planned after that right now. It’s baby steps. But you know what? Relationships were positive, we support each other. And so we’ll see what happens from there. But right now I’m just excited to get back on stage with those guys. I respect them all so much. And I can’t wait to have a good time on that cruise and play some Creed tunes.”
The “Summer Of ’99” cruise, meticulously orchestrated by Sixthman, is scheduled to set sail from Miami, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas aboard the Norwegian Pearl from April 18 to 22, 2024. The immersive musical journey promises not only Creed’s emotive melodies but also a captivating lineup of musical talents, including special guest 3 Doors Down and an impressive array of acts such as Buckcherry, Tonic, Vertical Horizon, Fuel, The Verve Pipe, Tantric, Dishwalla, Louise Post (of Veruca Salt), Nine Days, alongside spirited hosts Eddie Trunk and the luminaries of AXS TV’s “Power Hour” – Matt Pinfield, Caity Babs, and Josh Bernstein.
There’s always people talking,” he continued. “We always get calls from people that are interested in putting a show together. But it’s tough to get a band that hasn’t toured in 10 years to just do a show. We would have to put it all together. We would have to put weeks into preparing the production and weeks into doing the rehearsals. And it’s a big production. You can’t just do one show.”
The cruise’s itinerary brims with activities that will resonate with music enthusiasts, including live Q&A sessions with Creed, engaging panel discussions, autograph sessions, and an exuberant Y2K Countdown theme party, promising an unforgettable experience for attendees. An extra touch of exclusivity awaits all guests, who will receive a cherished autographed memento from Creed as a treasured keepsake.
Creed’s legacy of success is intrinsically linked to the creative union of Stapp and guitarist Mark Tremonti, who co-founded the band in 1993. Their distinctive fusion of compelling guitar riffs, resonant melodies, and introspective lyrical narratives garnered a fervent global following. The band’s pioneering achievement of seven consecutive No. 1 singles on Billboard’s Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks, alongside the chart-topping debut of their album “Weathered” in 2001, stands as a testament to their enduring impact on the music landscape. Despite a temporary disbandment in 2004, Creed’s subsequent reunion in 2009, culminating in the release of “Full Circle,” underscored the band’s resilience and lasting appeal.