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CREED Is Still Getting Show Offers, Still Can't Do It

They'll take you higher one day.

Creed 2002

Creed haven't toured in almost a decade, but that hasn't stopped promoters and fans from trying to nudge the band back on the stage, even for a one off performance. Guitarist Mark Tremonti understands the desire, but in an interview with Cameron Buchholtz of Rock 100.5 The KATT in Oklahoma, Tremonti explained why that scenario would ultimately be difficult to pull off.

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"There's always people talking," said Tremonti. "We always get calls from people that are interested in putting a show together. But it's tough to get a band that hasn't toured in 10 years to just do a show. We would have to put it all together. We would have to put weeks into preparing the production and weeks into doing the rehearsals. And it's a big production. You can't just do one show."

Tremonti also said that, "It's just a matter of timing for everybody. Everybody's juggling so many projects, we would just have to find a window where it made sense."

Time, as it is, seems to be the biggest roadblock to getting Creed back on the road. Tremonti, alongside his former Creed bandmates drummer Scott Phillips and bassist Brian Marshall, are currently together in Alter Bridge, while vocalist Scott Stapp currently has his own solo project. Creed was initially active between 1994 and 2004, and then again for a reunion period between 2009 and 2012.

When asked about a reunion in the spring of 2022, Tremonti said "You never know. It's just one of those things where whenever it comes up, either our camp or Scott has something going on at the moment. So our stars have to align. In fact, right now if a promoter said, 'Hey, we wanna do a huge Creed tour,' I'd have to bypass all the stuff we're working on at the moment. So we just have to wait till the time is right."

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Given how majorly successful they were during their heyday, and given the response and reaction from their reunion in 2009, I think it's fair to say that at some point, Creed will be back on the road. And, it's probably going to happen sooner than we think, so hang in there, Creed will likely take you higher once again—all in due time.

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