Iron Horse Saloon® Sturgis Presents: Scott Stapp of Creed
Event Date: Thursday, August 9th, 2016
Time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: No tickets required. Free admission at the gate. Ages 21+ welcome.
Grammy Award winning artist Scott Stapp has encompassed all the talent and torment imaginable in scaling to musical success. The founder and lead singer of Creed chronicled his quest for answers, and his dreams and personal journey to fatherhood in chart topping hits, “My Own Prison,” “Higher,” and “With Arms Wide Open,” which dominated the sonic landscape of the 90s-2000s. His world renown, soul-piercing lyrics backed by thundering rock riffs garnered not only a Grammy award, but countless other accolades of creativity and chart domination, not to mention legions of fans, who felt a kindred spirit in his honesty.
Creed toured extensively through its reign atop rock music, but for Scott, the musical machinery to keep the show going meant some challenging personal cost, as he sunk into depths of depression, and periods of erratic behavior that was later to be revealed as undiagnosed bipolar disorder, prompting self-medication that turned to addictive behaviors. His creativity, passion, and desire to be transparent in his struggle never waned, and were evident on his debut solo album, The Great Divide (2005), the Full Circle album from a “rebirthed” Creed in 2009, several tours, his starkly revealing memoir, Sinner's Creed (2012), and his highly-acclaimed second solo album, Proof of Life, in 2013, which brought Scott’s first number one song on the billboard charts.
Scott’s spiral with addiction and bipolar disorder through the past proved to be the most harrowing chapter of his life. With the love and support of his wife and family, acceptance of his diagnosis, proper combinations of treatment and therapy, and a balanced, healthy lifestyle, grounded in faith, he has come through to the other side. He has a fresh purpose in performing, writing, and singing, to bring hope to “even one person” who is amidst the kind of struggle he knows. He is now sharing his stories with the world (recently featured in People Magazine and the Dr. Oz Show & Oprah’s Own Network). Hope has always been a theme of his music, and now, that level of hope takes on a whole new dimension.
Scott is also embarking on an international tour with his first-ever stops in South Africa (December), continuing with U.S. dates in 2016.
In gratitude for the many interventions made in his behalf, Scott devotes himself to “paying it forward” to others in need through numerous outreaches. He created the “With Arms Wide Open Foundation” in 2000 to help underprivileged children and families around the world. The foundation has donated over $1 million to various causes. He is also involved with CHARM (Children are Magical) which his wife founded to heighten the awareness of children’s issues and provide underprivileged youth with the tools to enrich their lives.
Currently Scott resides in South Florida with his wife, Jaclyn, and their three children.
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Iron Horse Saloon Sturgis never charges a cover charge and no tickets are required. Free admission at the gate. Ages 21+ welcome.