Creed Singer Felled By Laryngitis

Creed pulled out on its performance at Vancouver's GM Place Saturday night just minutes before the group was scheduled to take the stage, due to a sudden bout of laryngitis that cost singer Scott Stapp his voice.

In the wake of Stapp's voice troubles, Creed's Monday night show in Seattle has been rescheduled for June 21, according to Ticketmaster. However, a spokesperson for House Of Blues Concerts told MTV News that the Vancouver performance will not be rescheduled and that full refunds will be issued.

The Vancouver show saw both opening acts, Sevendust and Nickelback, perform as expected, followed by a DJ from the show's radio sponsor, who told the crowd at 9:15 that the band would be out in five minutes. Thirty minutes later, the announcer told the crowd the show was off.

According to Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger, the first he heard of the problem was when Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti approached the singer while he was watching Sevendust

and (jokingly) asked Kroeger if he knew the lyrics to any Creed songs.

Kroeger told MTV News that he expected Tuesday's show in Portland to be rescheduled as well, but Creed publicist Steve Karas told MTV News that no decisions have been made and that the status of both concerts will depend on the results of Stapp's medical examination.

However, Ticketmaster in Seattle is reporting that Creed's Monday show at the city's KeyArena has been rescheduled for June 21. As of press time, the Rose Garden box office in Portland was still selling tickets for Tuesday night's performance at the Memorial Coliseum.

This isn't the first time voice troubles have held Creed back; last October, the band had to cut short a show in Houston after Stapp strained his vocal cords (see "Creed Silenced By Strained Vocal Cords").