After recently postponing seven shows, Creed have rescheduled the dates.
Frontman Scott Stapp released a statement Thursday saying the dates had been postponed because he is suffering from acute laryngitis due to swollen vocal chords.
"Upon consultation with multiple doctors, the only solution to ensure that we are still able to visit all of the markets where we had scheduled shows is to reschedule the entire tour in a more realistic manner," Stapp said.
The October 5 Creed concert that was scheduled for Phoenix will now take place December 6, the October 6 show in Bakersfield, California, will be October 30, the October 8 date in Los Angeles — which was nixed hours before the band was due onstage — will now be October 20.
The second batch of canceled shows has been rescheduled as follows: October 9 in Sacramento has been moved to December 2, October 11 in San Diego is now October 25, October 12 in Mountain View, California, will happen on October 23 and the October 14 gig in Spokane will take place November 29.
Tickets to the original shows will be honored for the rescheduled dates.
In 1999 and 2000, Creed had to delay several shows because Stapp suffered laryngitis and strained vocal cords (see "Creed Singer Felled By Laryngitis" ). Last April, Stapp injured his neck and back in an auto accident, forcing the band off of 20 dates of its Weathered tour (see "Creed Back In Fast Lane On Post-Accident Tour Stop").
Creed plan to continue the trek as scheduled on October 16 in Tacoma, Washington.
For a feature interview with Creed, check out "Creed: Multiplatinum Underdogs."
[This story was updated at 1:16 P.M. EST on 10.11.02.]