(PHOTO: Scott Stapp)
Creed frontman and Grammy Award winning singer Scott Stapp announced the first leg of his 2014 tour yesterday, which will begin on March 19 and follow with a number of specialty shows.
The tour follows the release of his new album, Proof of Life, released on November 5 as it debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Rock charts.
Stapp also announced that 10 percent of his online merchandise sales will go to Music for Relief, an organization founding by Linkin Park that is currently helping out over in the Philippines.
His video for "Slow Suicide" debuted on Fuse yesterday, and can be seen here.
2014 Tour Dates:
Wed/Mar-19 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Fri/Mar-21 Houston, TX House of Blues
Sat/Mar-22 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live
Tue/Mar-25 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
Wed/Mar-26 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Fri/Mar-28 Toronto, ON Opera House
Sat/Mar-29 Flint, MI Machine Shop
Mon/Mar-31 Boston, MA Royale
Wed/Apr-02 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Fri/Apr-04 Philadelphia, PA TLA
Sat/Apr-05 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Sun/Apr-06 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Sound Stage
Wed/Apr-09 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
Proof of Life is Stapp's second solo album with his first, The Great Divide, in 2005 going certified platinum. His first single from the album, "Slow Suicide," made its debut on mainstream radio on Oct. 25.
Proof of Life is the first new material since he released his 2012 uncensored memoir, "Sinner's Creed."
In the book he shared about his fundamentalist upbringing, the rise of Creed, and his ongoing battle with addiction, the rediscovery of his faith and the launch of his solo career.
Proof of Life reaffirms the realizations and the stories in the book and puts them to music in an emotional journey.
"This is the most meaningful record of my career," said Stapp. "I've made a lot of messes in my life, but I've learned I can take a mess and turn it into a message. This album chronicles my struggles, my journey and it's the most honest record I have ever written. The fans have always meant everything to me and over the years they've come to me and told me how through my music they've gotten through the worst of times, and that hit me. With this album, it's the first time that when I listened back to the tracks, it became a cathartic experience for me."
Stapp along with Creed has sold over 30 million albums, had three Grammy nominations and one win for Best Rock Song with "With Arms Wide Open."