photo by Sebastian Smith

Scott Stapp recently announced a brand new solo record called The Space Between the Shadows and now released the first official music video for “Purpose For Pain.” The video depicts a young Stapp brought up in a dysfunctional home and searching for an escape. Director Daniel E Catullo III filmed the video in Joshua Tree, California and used actor Omar Mughannam to portray Stapp. Catullo had nothing but great things to say about working with the former Creed frontman.

“I’ve worked with Scott for many years now and consider him one of my dearest friends. I was honored to be able to collaborate with him on this video and to direct the first video on the album. Coming up with creative ideas is always fun with Scott, and it is an extra bonus that we think alike in so many ways. For this video, it was a true collaborative effort and we went back and forth on a bunch of ideas until we decided on the final storyline. I think the final video captured the essence of the song perfectly.”

Stapp previously mentioned a summer tour and now has added more dates, which can be viewed below:

06/20 Oshkosh, WI @ Waterfest Concert Series
06/21 New Buffalo, MI @ Four Winds Casino Resort – Silver Creek Event Center (on sale March 29)
06/22 St. Charles, IL @ The Arcada Theatre
06/27 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
06/28 Toledo, OH @ Civic Music Hall
06/29 Boardman, OH @ Ribs-N-Rock Festival

07/02 Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads
07/06 Jefferson, IA @ Wild Rose Casino
07/10 San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater
07/12 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
07/13 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
07/14 Oklahoma City @ Tower Theatre
07/17 Rocky Mount, VA @ Harvester Performance Center
07/19 Stroudsburg, PA @ Pocono Event Center
07/20 Millville, NJ @ Levoy Theater
07/21 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
07/24 Salisbury, MA @ Blue Ocean Music Hall
07/25 New York City @ Sony Hall
07/27 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
07/28 Virginia Beach, VA @ Boathouse

08/02 Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre (on sale March 29)
08/03 Portland, ME @ Aura
08/08 Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
08/31 Lake Andes, SD @ Fort Randall Casino