While they bask in the glow of their #1 album, Weathered, Creed are preparing for the first leg of their 2002 arena tour.
The band has just announced the first 18 dates, which begin January 16 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta. From there, they will hop from the South to the East Coast, with a brief stop at Cleveland's Gund Arena in between.
Major East Coast dates include January 28 at Philadelphia's First Union Center, February 1 at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey, February 7 at the FleetCenter in Boston, and February 8 at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C.
The first leg of the tour concludes on February 17 at Kemper Arena in Kansas City. Other Midwest dates include February 14 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee and February 16 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Creed will reveal the opening acts for their tour soon. The group is considering the likes of Sevendust, Puddle of Mudd, Nickelback and Drowning Pool (see "Durst's Disses Won't Muddy Creed's Selection Of Tour Openers").
Weathered, the band's third album, sold over 887,000 copies in its first week in stores and will debut at #1 on next week's Billboard 200 (see "Scott Stapp Called It: Creed's Weathered Makes Big Debut At #1").
Creed's winter tour, according to their publicist:
- 1/16 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
- 1/18 - Birmingham, AL @ Birmingham Jefferson Arena
- 1/19 - Bossier City, LA @ CenturyTel Center
- 1/21 - Houston, TX @ Compaq Center
- 1/24 - New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
- 1/25 - Dallas, TX @ Reunion Arena
- 1/27 - Cleveland, OH @ Gund Arena
- 1/28 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Union Center
- 2/1 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Continental Airlines Arena
- 2/4 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
- 2/5 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
- 2/7 - Boston, MA @ FleetCenter
- 2/8 - Washington, DC @ MCI Center
- 2/11 - Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
- 2/13 - Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
- 2/14 - Milwaukee, WI @ Bradley Center
- 2/16 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
- 2/17 - Kansas City, MO @ Kemper Arena