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Tuesday, 29 March, 2011 0:08 AM
Scott Stapp to perform at the MotorCity Casino on April 8
Award-winning frontman of Creed to entertain audiences at the Sound Board Theater
DETROIT -- Two weeks from Friday comes the Opening Day for the 2011 Detroit Tigers, where Scott Stapp will be singing "God Bless America" during the 7th inning stretch, followed by his acoustic show at the MotorCity Casino's Sound Board Theater. "I'm really excited," said the award-winning frontman for Creed and solo artist. "It's the way I write the songs. It's very much of a storytelling vibe. It's the roots of how I write songs. That's how I create; I tend to create songs live.
"It puts a lot more on the lyrics, and it enables me to pick and choose. It opens the songs in a more powerful fashion. You can't take the power out of a song."
Throughout the second half of the 1990s and into the new millennium, Stapp sold more 30 million records worldwide as the lead singer of Creed, reaching supergroup status with songs like "Torn", "Higher", "My Sacrifice", and "Arms Wide Open", an ode to his firstborn son. After a double-platinum opener as a solo artist, Stapp is currently working on the follow-up tentatively entitled Original Sin set for a summer or fall release this year, along with a new Creed album scheduled to come out next year.
Four years in the waiting, the album is a journey of looking up rather than looking down, getting to that place and trying to stay there by keep working at it. Original Sin is Stapp's chronology on who he is as a musician, a human being, and a man of God, and that goes the same with the upcoming autobiography he is co-writing with David Ritz that is set for a winter 2012 or spring 2013 release.
"I had to get broken before I surrendered" Stapp continues. "That's where God is at work in your life. We have levels of success. We always share the common theme, the common struggle. Spirituality and faith are what we struggle. My story can help people find restoration. I definitely feel this is what God had for me to do -- to step back and let Him work.
"It can't be about Scott Stapp, it can't be about me, but about something greater. Allowing poor decisions and dark paths ruined me. Detroit has been nothing but supportive of me. I can't wait to reconnect with fans and my friends. It's the salt of the earth, the hardworking people. We can connect as human beings, knowing we are on this journey."
Tickets are $37 & $34 and are on sale now at the MotorCity Casino, all Ticketmaster outlets and at Ticketmaster.com. Local Michigan band 5th Way will open the show. Must be 21 and older to enter the casino and attend the show.
For more information about Scott Stapp, visit www.scottstappofficial.com.
PHOTO BY JASON RZUCIDLO / ©AMERICAJR.comScott Stapp will also sing "God Bless America" during the 7th inning stretch on Opening Day at Comerica Park, April 8.
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