Scott Stapp has had an eventful past couple of weeks with the release of “Purpose For Pain,” the first single from his upcoming solo album The Space Between The Shadows.

Stapp has openly battled addiction but is proudly five years sober, and in a recent discussion on Talkin’ Rock with Meltdown, the singer opened up about his path to sobriety and how “Purpose For Pain” reflects his struggles:

“It definitely has some biographical elements to it, most definitely. I got to a place numerous times over the last ten or fifteen years where I had to dig deep, man, and really hold on and find a way to get to the other side of whatever struggle or whatever pain I was personally dealing with in my life. Five years ago, I reached that place again. I found in the midst of that if I just focused on getting to the other side and found a purpose waiting for me there, which was for me, ‘Hey man, if you can get to the other side of this, if you can stay strong, dig deep, then maybe you could help someone else going through the same situation when you get to the other side.’ And that was one of two or three things that kept giving me hope…And then five years later, here I am sober. New record. New label. Video coming out April 9. A whole other slew of tour dates. So, there is hope on the other side.”

SCOTT STAPP - Purpose For Pain (Visualizer Video) | Napalm Records

Download "Purpose For Pain" now: New album "THE SPACE BETWEEN THE SHADOWS" out July 2019! 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.

The Space Between The Shadows is due out in July. An exact release will be announced at a later date.

Stapp will be heading out on the road in support of his new album beginning June 20 in Oshkosh, Wisc. A full list of tour dates can be found below, along with the interview in its entirety. Complete ticket details can be found at


Scott Stapp – 2019 Tour Dates

6/20 Oshkosh, WI @ Waterfest Concert Series
6/21 New Buffalo, MI @ Four Winds Casino Resort – Silver Creek Event Center
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
8/02 Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.