SCOTT STAPP Speaking at Pollstar Live!
SCOTT STAPP: Back In The Game A Candid Conversation at Pollstar Live! in February
Rocker’s Insight On Rebuilding & Return to Music Will Illuminate the Space Between the Shadows for Those Who Still Struggle
(Los Angeles, CA – 10/3/19) -- Scott Stapp is confirmed to speak at Pollstar Live! on February 5, 2020 in a candid discussion entitled, SCOTT STAPP: BACK IN THE GAME, with Ray Waddell, president of OVG Media & Conferences. The solo artist, songwriter, and voice of Creed - one of the biggest rock bands in recent history – will share lessons learned and the realities of rebuilding his life and career at Pollstar Live!, the world’s largest gathering of live entertainment professionals and the flagship event for Pollstar magazine at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, February 4-6, 2020. After astronomical success through the early 2000’s, subsequent backlash as Creed’s sound became ubiquitous, and daily battles with the illnesses of addiction and depression, Stapp hit his bottom. He credits wife, Jaclyn, and MusiCares for intervening right as his family’s stability and his life were in jeopardy. Now, after five years of sobriety, relative quiet, and family life, Scott’s commitment to recovery, healing, health, and family has led to his best album yet, The Space Between The Shadows, which debuted July 2019 in the Top Five and Top Ten on rock and album charts in the US and UK. His 1st single, “Purpose For Pain,” and follow-up, “Name” returned him to the radio charts. The rocker also recently announced plans for South American dates through November. Over the past year, the now ultra-fit, thoughtful, determined Grammy-winning songwriter and powerhouse entertainer has reintroduced himself – now that he is himself. His comeback at radio has been a door-to-door effort, in interviews he has shared painful lessons of caution and encouragement, and he’s roared through every tour date as though rocking the stadiums of his past. "Scott Stapp is one of rock's all-time great vocalists, an extraordinary songwriter, and performer, both with Creed and as a solo artist, so we are thrilled to host him at Pollstar Live," said Waddell. "Over the course of a fascinating life and career, Scott has learned many lessons and we look forward to him sharing his perspective on life, the music business, and reprioritizing what matters most." An advance-track campaign ahead of The Space Between The Shadows album release on Napalm Records put the music first and let fans in early. The roll-out resulted in shows where the sing-alongs for new anthems rival the response to Scott’s arsenal of megahits. Those new anthems include, “Purpose For Pain,” about finding meaning in life’s struggles; “Name,” about ending destructive cycles; uplifting rocker, “Face Of The Sun”; and “Gone Too Soon,” which honors musical peers and other victims of unexpected tragedy. The Space Between The Shadows reflects the technicolor clarity of five years of sobriety, self-awareness, and a commitment to connect with others as he roars, rages, and copes with personal and universal injustice. SCOTT STAPP is a Grammy winning songwriter, frontman for Creed (over 50 million albums sold worldwide), and solo artist who released the platinum-certified The Great Divide (2005) and Proof of Life (2013) which included his first solo Billboard #1, “Slow Suicide.” His first album in six years, THE SPACE BETWEEN THE SHADOWS, was released July 19, 2019 powered by Stapp’s introspective lyrics and pitch-perfect delivery that consistently brings anthems of gratitude and optimism to music’s darker side. With a new outlook – five years sober and counting – Stapp’s album documents a journey to find meaning and redemption. His evolution, both personally and professionally, reflects a sense of purpose in sharing the silver lining of his survival. He has become an inspiration to others struggling with the often over-lapping illnesses of addiction and depression and he “pays it forward” through his With Arms Wide Open Foundation, which helps military vets and their families with drug addiction, PTSD-triggered mental health issues and suicide prevention. In 2017, the Florida Association of Broadcasters awarded Scott with the Florida Service Award. In 2018 he was inducted into the Florida Music Hall of Fame. ABOUT POLLSTAR: Since its founding in 1981, Pollstar has been the only trade publication dedicated to covering the worldwide concert industry. Pollstar data is the leading resource for the touring industry encompassing box office numbers, routing and directories. Pollstar produces a weekly print magazine, publishes daily content to Pollstar.com and its "Daily Pulse” e-newsletter, and executes the world’s largest gathering of live music industry professionals - Pollstar Live! - which in 2019 celebrated its 30th anniversary. The annual conference features the industry's most important executives and thought leaders on a variety of panels, keynotes and networking opportunities. The conference culminates with the Pollstar Awards which highlight the most impactful companies, executives, tours, and achievements over the past year. SOCIALS:
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