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Creed's Scott Stapp coming to the Palladium in St. Petersburg



Well, this should be interesting.

Scott Stapp, the troubled singer for turn-of-the-millennium rock heroes Creed, is embarking on a solo tour, and kicking it off at the Palladium in St. Petersburg on Jan. 15. Tickets are $25.50-$45.50, and they go on sale Friday. Click here.

Were this just a concert, it would still be a significant one -- the chance to hear Stapp growl out Creed songs like Higher and With Arms Wide Open in such an intimate venue. (Yeah, we know, it's not cool to respect Creed, but no matter which way you spin it, they remain one of the biggest bands ever to come out of Florida.)

But for Stapp, this represents a much more significant comeback.

In late 2014, after years of drugs, arrests and a suicide attempt, Scott admitted he had a "psychotic break," posting a video online in which he claimed he was broke and homeless. Later, it was revealed that his bipolar disorder led him to believe, among other things, that he was supposed to assassinate the president.

After the public breakdown, Stapp and wife Jaclyn signed up for VH1's reality show Couples Therapy; their season premiered Oct. 7 and airs at 10 p.m. Wednesday.

"This journey I've been on over the last year has inspired a lot of writing," Stapp told Billboard in September. And he added, hoepfully: "There's definitely going to be some Creed in the future."

The road back to rock stardom will start in St. Petersburg.

-- Jay Cridlin

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 11:17pm]


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