Scott Stapp, the vocalist of the highly popular rock act Creed, is hitting the road on a solo tour this summer and will perform in Southeast Texas on Thursday, Aug. 4, at The Gig in Beaumont. Courtesy photo 

By Tommy Mann Jr. – The Record

The man who is the voice behind numerous popular songs in one of the most well known groups of 1990s is hitting the road on a solo tour and Beaumont is on the schedule.

Scott Stapp, the voice of Creed, will be trekking across the United States this summer and has scheduled a performance in Southeast Texas with a concert at The Gig, which is located in the Crockett Street Entertainment District in downtown Beaumont.

Tickets are on sale now and are $20 in advance for ages 18 and older and can be purchased at Guitar and Banjo Studio, located at 4381 Calder Ave. in Beaumont, as well as all Florida Tans locations in the Golden Triangle-area. Tickets are also available online at www.outhousetickets.com. Ticket price is $25 on the day of the show.

Stapp, and his bandmates in Creed, which formed in Tallahassee, Fla. in 1993, has sold more than 50 million albums around the world. In the United States, three of the band’s four albums have achieved multiplatinum status, including “Human Clay,” which was released in September 1999 and achieved diamond status with more than 11 million copies sold and peaked at number one on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart.

Stapp have voiced some of the most popular songs of a generation, including hits such as “My Own Prison,” “What’s This Life For,” “Higher,” “My Sacrifice” and the number one hit, “With Arms Wide Open.”

As quickly as Stapp and his Creed bandmates found success, it evaporated as quickly as tensions within the band caused the group to split in 2004. The group reunited in 2009 for an album and tour and another tour in 2012 but no other plans have been announced since that time.

Stapp, 42, is on the path to redemption and has re-focused on his love of family, life and music since he has discovered he was bipolar and has received the appropriate treatment following years of reported misdiagnosis and his well-documented personal meltdown in 2014.

Recently, on May 26, Stapp appeared on “Mornings with Maria” on the Fox Business network where he performed a stunning acoustic version of the Grammy Award winning song, “With Arms Wide Open,” with his solo band.

As a solo artist, Stapp has released two albums which have fairly well received. In November 2005, he released “The Great Divide” which peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart and achieved platinum status behind the strength of the album’s title track.

In November 2013, he released “Proof of Life” which peaked at number 37 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart.

Fans of Stapp have the opportunity to purchase special packages as well throughout the tour, including the show in Beaumont.

The “Ultimate Meet and Greet Experience” package allows fans early entry to the venue, exclusive access to soundcheck, a private meet and greet with the artist, as well as an exclusive tour of his bus with Stapp, a signed, limited edition 2016 tour print and a commemorative “All Access” VIP laminate for $175.

The “VIP Experience” package allows fans early entry into the venue, an individual photo with the artist, a signed, limited edition 2016 tour print and a commemorative “All Access” VIP laminate for $75.

More information about this artist, links to the exclusive fan packages and more can be found online at scottstapp.com.