Check out Creed at Madison Square Garden on November 29th!
American rock band Creed was founded in Tallahassee, Florida in 1994. Singer-songwriter Scott Stapp formed the group, originally as a duo, with Mark Tremonti after the two met in high school and became friends in college. Creed is one of the most well-known bands that were part of the post grunge movement in the late 1990s into the early 2000s. After releasing their debut album, My Own Prison, in 1997 and signing with Wind-up Records later that year, Creed garnered thousands of fans through their music and performances.
The band’s lineup has been fairly consistent, primarily being made up of Scott Stapp, Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Schott Phillips. Although Creed has taken a few hiatuses over the years, the iconic band always returns to make more music. Creed has released four studio albums, three of which were certified platinum. Human Clay, released in 1999, proved to be one of the band’s biggest hits, being certified diamond status. They have sold over 28 million albums in the United States alone and more than 53 million worldwide. Creed won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Song for their hit “With Arms Wide Open” and has been nominated for several awards since.
Despite lead vocalist Scott Stapp’s claims, Creed has often been associated with the Christian rock genre. Many believe that since their start, Stapp has written several songs containing themes of Christian theology and maintains that theme throughout the four studio album releases. Stapp, stepson of a Pentecostal minister, claims that while religious themes do exist within the band’s songs, the band itself is not a Christian rock band because there is no religious agenda in their music.
Creed has been an influential band since their existence, and their sound can be seen replicated in bands like Daughtry, another band often associated with music that carries Christian beliefs in their music. Currently, Creed is preparing for a comeback tour in 2024, starting on the Summer of ‘99 Cruise and making their way around the US and more.
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