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Best-selling alt-rock bands Creed, 3 Doors Down to play Allentown's PPL Center

Nadine Pena
Creed will play Allentown's PPL Center with 3 Doors Down

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A hard rock band that from 1997 to 2001 produced three albums that combined sold 23 million copies will play Allentown’s PPL Center, it was announced Tuesday.

And it will be joined by an alternative rock band that from 2000 to 2005 sold 12 million copies of the three albums it released.

Creed, best known for its double-platinum hit “With Arms Wide Open” and gold hit “Higher,” will perform at 7 p.m. Dec. 2.

Sharing the bill will be 3 Doors Down, whose 2000 song “Kryptonite” sold 5 times platinum and 2003 hit “Here Without You” sold triple platinum.

Tickets for the show, the prices of which have not been released, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at PPLCenter.com.
PPL Center release

Tickets for the show, the prices of which have not been released, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at PPLCenter.com.

Creed’s debut album, “My Own Prison,” released in 1997, sold 6 million copies and produced the hits “What’s This Life For,” which hit No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock chart, as well as the title track, “Torn” and “One,” all of which hit the Top 3.

But Creed had its biggest success with its 1999 album “Human Clay,” which sold 11 million copies—making it among the best-selling albums of all time—and produced its biggest hit, the double-platinum “With Arms Wide Open.”

The disc also had the gold No. 1 hit “Higher,” and the Top 5 hit “What If” and “Are You Ready.”

The group’s third album, 2001’s “Weathered,” also hit no. 1 and sold 6 million copies. It featured the hit “My Sacrifice.”

But among singer Scott Stapp’s problems with addictions, Creed broke up in 2004, and didn’t release a new album until reuniting in 2009 with the album “Full Circle,” which peaked at No. 2 on the Albums chart.

3 Doors Down released its debut album “The Better Life” in 2000, and it sold 7 million copies behind the five-times- platinum hit “Kryptonite” and gold hit “Loser."

The group’s sophomore disc, “Away From the Sun” in 2002 sold four times platinum and had a triple-platinum hit with “Here Without You,” as well as a gold hit with the title track.

Its third album, 2005’s “17 Days,” hit No. 1 and sold gold, with the gold hit “Let Me Go.”

The group’s most recent album was 2016’s “Us and The Night.”