Scott Stapp has been vocal about his desire for Creed to return, but with guitarist Mark Tremonti booked up for a considerable amount of time, he's doing the next best thing and hitting the road solo in December and January. Eager to resume his musical life after suffering a scary meltdown in 2014, Stapp has announced plans for his "Proof of Life" World Tour, launching on Dec. 12 in Pretoria, South Africa, and hitting North America in 2016 (see the dates below).

In the video teaser above, Stapp addresses the 2014 incident that saw him put on a psychiatric hold. He states, "Last year I went through one of the toughest experiences of my life. I nearly lost everything including myself. I was in a dark hole and falling deeper. I didn't know where to go or how to find myself through all the damage. The love of my wife and children is what kept me alive. It was the only light I could see. Today I have the courage to accept the things I can't change. All I can do is put one foot in front of the other and move forward."

He adds, "I'm hitting the road now with bigger purpose. It's not about me. If I can affect one person out there who has felt my darkness, I want to share some hope and let them know they're not alone and how grateful I am to pass this gift that's been given to me."

He concludes by stating, "I'm Scott Stapp and I'm back … Come with me on this journey as I share my proof of life."

A second teaser for the tour finds Stapp reiterating that he's back and ready to share his journey as faint pieces of Creed songs and photos from his career pass by in the background, while a cardiogram machine continues to spike showing his "proof of life." The clip also reveals the dates and stops of his "Proof of Life" world tour and those dates can be seen below. Check out the second trailer below and then view the upcoming dates. The clip also promises more dates are yet to be scheduled. Stay tuned here for all your ticketing info.

Scott Stapp Teases "Proof of Life" World Tour

Scott Stapp "Proof of Life" World Tour

12/12 -- Pretoria, South Africa
12/13 -- Johannesburg, South Africa
12/15 -- Capetown, South Africa
1/15 -- St. Petersburg, Fla.
1/16 -- Biloxi, Miss.
1/19 -- Baltimore, Md.
1/20 -- New York, N.Y.
1/22 -- Manchester, N.H.
1/23 -- Hartford, Conn.
1/24 -- Worcester, Mass.
1/26 -- Buffalo, N.Y.
1/27 -- Pittsburgh, Pa.
1/29 -- Flint, Mich.
1/30 -- Versailles, Ohio
2/2 -- St. Charles, Ill.
2/3 -- Green Bay, Wis.
2/9 -- Little Rock, Ark.
2/10 -- Dallas, Texas

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