“‘Purpose for Pain’ is about seeking a higher meaning, a spiritual mentality when dealing with our struggles and life’s painful moments,” said Stapp in a statement. “There are unexplainable, dark times that everyone goes through, and that pain is real. If we can dig deep and hold on to hope during the most difficult situations, believing there is a purpose waiting for us on the other side, we can find meaning and clarity that gives us the strength to keep fighting.”
In February, the veteran rocker chopped off his signature long hair to celebrate five years of sobriety. The Space Between the Shadows is due in July via Napalm Records and will be his first solo album in nearly six years, following 2013’s Proof of Life.
In support of the album, Stapp will embark on a cross-country tour this summer, kicking off June 20 at the Waterfest Concert Series in Oshkosh, Wis. Tickets for the first leg of the tour go on sale Monday.
Stream the lyric video for “Purpose for Pain” and check out Stapp’s upcoming tour dates below.
The Space Between the Shadows summer tour dates (more to be added)
6/20 - Oshkosh, WI @ Waterfest Concert Series
6/21 - New Buffalo, MI @ Four Winds Casino Resort - Silver Creek Event Center (on sale March 29)
6/22 - St. Charles, IL @ The Arcada Theatre
6/27 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
6/28 - Toledo, OH @ Civic Music Hall
6/29 - Boardman, OH @ Ribs-N-Rock Festival
7/10 - San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater
7/12 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
7/13 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
7/14 - Oklahoma City @ Tower Theatre
7/25 - New York City @ Sony Hall
8/2 - Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre (on sale March 29)