On Sunday, April 10 Stowe Mountain Resort will host Grammy winning, multi-platinum and former Creed frontman Scott Stapp, performing an acoustic show with songs off his forthcoming solo album planned for release later this year on Wind-Up Records. “It’s just opened me up vocally to do things I’ve never done before. The power of the acoustic show is the vibe of the whole thing,” he said in a recent interview. “I never scream, so to speak. I’m really singing these songs. It really brings out a bluesy characteristic in my voice and some other things I wasn’t aware of.”
The concert will also include intimate, yet powerful, renditions of Creed’s biggest hits including “Higher,” “My Sacrifice” and “With Arms Wide Open.” The performance will take place at 7:00pm in the new Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available online at www.sprucepeakarts.org
After fronting a band that sold 35 million albums and a double-platinum solo album of his own, Stapp found himself ready to experiment with something new after Creed’s wildly successful 2010 reunion tour ended last year. A huge music fan himself, Stapp clearly remembered when bands like Alice in Chains and Days of the New began performing their searing rock without the electric guitars that defined their sound. He recalled the astounding power the songs retained and the increased poignancy of the lyrics and began developing new acoustic versions of Creed songs and his own solo work. An idea he had been incubating for quite some time, he was surprised at how creatively rewarding the process was and how it gave him renewed excitement over the songs.
More About Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center - The 420-seat multipurpose theatre presents live and multimedia performances including theater, music, dance, variety, film, and much more. The Art’s Center goals also include active collaboration helping to engage, educate and entertain all of the communities in the area, offering a high quality performance space and technical systems to support numerous types of productions, customers and users in the facility.