Full Circle is the fourth and final studio album by American post-grunge band Creed, released on October 27, 2009. It was Creed's first studio album to be released after they disbanded in June 2004, prior to the release of their Greatest Hits compilation in November 2004, their first studio album released since Weathered in November 2001, as well as their first with original bass guitarist Brian Marshall following his departure from the band in 2000. The record was produced by Howard Benson. The album was completed on July 31, 2009, as announced by Scott Stapp. Four days later, the album cover was revealed through the band's official e-news. The album received mixed reviews.
The title of the album makes reference to the instrumental band members coming "full circle" with Scott Stapp to reform the band. The title track is about the reunion and how it feels to be together as a band again.
The 2009 Creed Reunion Tour began on August 6, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and concluded on October 20, 2009 in Hidalgo, Texas. Originally, Flyleaf and Fuel were to be the opening bands, but the New Zealand band Like A Storm and Hoobastank opened for Creed in the first leg of the concert, while Lo-Pro and Staind opened for the second leg, with Saliva doing the last five dates and Like a Storm returning near the end of the tour. This reunion tour featured all of the original members of the band as well as the former Submersed guitarist Eric Friedman, a friend of Mark Tremonti's who performed rhythm guitars and backing vocals. The band played five songs ("Overcome", "Rain", "Bread of Shame", "Full Circle", and "A Thousand Faces") from their Full Circle album, as well as old hits throughout the tour.
On October 24, 2009, it was confirmed by Scott Phillips that Creed was to go on a world tour in April 2010, starting in Australia and New Zealand, followed by South America, Europe, and Canada/North America. The tour dates were released on April 19, 2010.