Creed Postpones N.J. Show

Chart topping rock act Creed was forced to cancel its planned concert Friday in New Jersey due to the death of guitarist Mark Tremonti's mother. The show at the Continental Airlines Arena has been res

Chart topping rock act Creed was forced to cancel its planned concert Friday in New Jersey due to the death of guitarist Mark Tremonti's mother. The show at the Continental Airlines Arena has been rescheduled for Feb. 23; all tickets for the original show will be honored on the new date, and refunds are available at the point of purchase for fans unable to attend.

Fans wishing to send their condolences to Tremonti's family can do so via the official Creed Web site. In lieu of flowers, the band is suggesting donations be made to its With Arms Wide Open Foundation. More information can be found on the band and the foundation's Web sites.

Creed's tour in support of its latest Wind-Up album, "Weathered," continues tonight at Toronto's Air Canada Centre. Tantric and Virgos will open. This leg of the trek will last through a Feb. 17 show in Kansas City, Mo., with the band scheduled to perform two nights later as part of the Hallmark Olympic Celebration series of concerts during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.

The rescheduled N.J. show on Feb. 23 will be the band's last in the U.S., and will be followed by four dates down under, beginning March 12 in Brisbane, Australia, and ending March 23 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Released in early December, "Weathered" debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, a position it held for eight straight weeks. The set is now No. 2 in its 10th week on the chart, behind Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista Nashville).