Former Creed singer Scott Stapp schedules Greensburg concert
Former Creed frontman Scott Stapp will perform July 30 in The Palace Theatre in Greensburg.
Stapp’s third solo album, “The Space Between the Shadows,” is set for a July 19 release. The first single is “Purpose for Pain.”
The song recreates some painful memories, according to the singer’s website. In it, a young boy “runs down a lonely road, his journey goes from bad to worse when he is offered a chemical ‘solution’ for his pain, but refuses, knowing there’s a purpose for his life outside of the struggles he’s enduring.”
The song — and the entire album — constitutes “an auto-biographical rush of memories, from abuse, to escape, and going from bad to worse before finding the beauty in life’s hard-learned lessons,” the website says.
With Creed, Stapp enjoyed grunge rock stardom in the 1990s to early 2000s on the strength of hits like “My Own Prison,” “Torn,” “What’s This Life For” and “One.”
Beginning in 2004, the band broke up, reunited and broke up again, due to tensions between Stapp and other members. Stapp subsequently suffered a series of legal and personal troubles, including reckless driving and domestic assault charges, mental health and substance use issues, divorce, suicide attempts and a psychotic break, which played out on social media.
In a 2015 interview with Rolling Stone, he discussed his journey of recovery and said he participates in a 12-step program.
Stapp’s 2005 debut solo album, “The Great Divide,” went double platinum. His second solo album, “Proof of Life,” came out in 2013.
The Greensburg concert will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35-$45, and additional $5 at the door.
Details: 724-836-8000 or thepalacetheatre.org
Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .