Creed To Weather More U.S. Tour Dates

Chart-toppping rock act Creed has confirmed an April 29 kick off date for the second leg of its North American tour in support of its latest Wind-Up set, "Weathered." The first leg of the run played 1

Chart-toppping rock act Creed has confirmed an April 29 kick off date for the second leg of its North American tour in support of its latest Wind-Up set, "Weathered." The first leg of the run played 18 dates to more than 260,000 fans in January and February. The new dates will follow a planned break after Creed's current Australian/New Zealand tour, and will keep the band on the road through the end of May.

According to the official Creed Web site, 12 Stones and an as yet unnamed act will open the first two shows in Fargo, N.D., and Champaign, Ill. Default and 12 Stones will open the rest of the tour, beginning May 3 in Noblesville, Ind. Crash Palace is opening the shows down under, replacing Sevendust, who pulled off of the trek due to "personal reasons."

"Weathered," which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and held the post for eight weeks, has sold 4.7 million copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan. The set is No. 12 in its 16th week on the chart. Default will be out in support of its 2001 TVT debut, "The Fallout," which hit No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers and Top Independent Albums charts in January, and peaked at No. 52 on The Billboard 200 in February.

12 Stones will on April 23 release its self-titled Wind-Up debut. The band's official Web site, features streaming audio of two tracks from the band, "Broken" and "My Life," the latter of which is featured on the upcoming Universal soundtrack to "The Scorpion King," as is the Creed track "To Whom It May Concern."

Here are Creed's upcoming tour dates:

March 14-15: Sydney (Sydney Entertainment Centre)
March 17: Newcastle, Australia (Entertainment Centre)
March 19: Melbourne (Rod Laver Arena)
March 20: Adelaide, Australia (Entertainment Centre)
March 23: Auckland, New Zealand (Western Springs Stadium)
April 29: Fargo, N.D. (Fargodome)
May 1: Champaign, Ill. (Assembly Hall)
May 3: Noblesville, Ind. (Verizon Wireless Music Center)
May 4: Moline, Ill. (Mark of the Quad Cities)
May 6: Wichita, Kan. (Kansas Coliseum)
May 8: Salt Lake City (Delta Center)
May 10: Portland, Ore. (Rose Garden)
May 11: Spokane, Wash. (Spokane Arena)
May 12: Tacoma, Wash. (Tacoma Dome)
May 15: Sacramento, Calif. (ARCO Arena)
May 16: San Jose, Calif. (San Jose Arena)
May 18: Oakland, Calif. (Oakland Arena)
May 19: Los Angeles (Staples Center)
May 22: Las Vegas (Thomas & Mack Center)
May 23: Phoenix (Cricket Pavilion)
May 25: Las Cruces, N.M. (Pan American Center)
May 27: Oklahoma City (Myriad Convention Center)
May 29: Austin, Texas (Frank Erwin Center)
May 30: Mercedes, Texas (Mercedes Showgrounds)
May 31: Selma, Texas (Verizon Wireless Music Center)