Scott Stapp Explains Group’s Rearranged Shows

frontman sent the following e-mail to fans explaining the groups recent concert cancellations and rescheduled shows:

Hey Creed fans,

It is with sincere regret that we must announce that Creed is being
forced to rearrange our tour schedule for the rest of the year. Earlier
this year we had to cancel tour dates after I was involved in a car accident
where my car was rear ended on an Orlando interstate. This tour cancellation
caused me to embark on the rest of the year’s tour by aggressively trying
to play the already scheduled shows as well as trying to make up all of
the canceled dates in a short amount of time. This ambitious tour schedule
ultimately proved to be too aggressive and I am now suffering from acute
laryngitis due to the swelling of my vocal chords, was caused by excessive
wear and tear. Upon consultation with multiple doctors, the only solution
to ensure that we are still able to visit all of the markets where we had
scheduled shows is to reschedule the entire tour in a more realistic manner.

The one show that was unable to be moved is our Alcatraz show in San
Francisco on October 10. We booked the show two weeks ago as a favor to
VH1 when the previously scheduled artist cancelled at the last minute.
Despite direct orders from my ear, nose, and throat specialist Dr. Joseph
Sugerman, and at the risk of possibly causing further damage to my vocal
chords, the band and I have decided to do a shortened set due to the fact
that are 600 winners that have already been flown in from around the country
that have taken time off of work and made extensive personal arrangements
to see the show. Us playing this show is only being made possible by me
taking an anti-inflammatory shot known Decadron that, although it can’t
be taken on a daily basis, will temporarily ease the swelling in my throat.

Contrary to popular belief, we aren’t being paid for the show, the only
reason we are doing it is that we simply feel like we must make some attempt
to honor this commitment out of respect for the time, effort, and trouble
that the fans must have gone through to make it to this show. The Wallflowers
have graciously agreed to come and play the rest of the evening so that
the other promotional, charity, and television commitments that we had
made can be fulfilled.

Hopefully the radio stations that have supported these shows, the promoters
that have worked so hard to promote these shows, and most importantly our
loyal fans that have supported us for the last six years, will understand
my situation and forgive the inconvenience that this has caused them.

We have every intention of playing all of the shows that we are scheduled
to do this year including a fan appreciation show in Las Vegas where the
band feels that due to my vocal illness, our show wasn’t up to Creed’s
standards. The one exception is the show in Boise, Idaho and that show’s
status is still to be determined. The rescheduled dates are as follows:

10/20 Los Angeles, CA

10/23 San Francisco, CA

10/25 San Diego, CA

10/29 Las Vegas, NV (Fan Appreciation Show)

10/30 Bakersfield, CA

11/29 Spokane, WA

12/2 Sacramento, CA

12/6 Phoenix, AZ

Thank You,

Scott Stapp

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