STP Reunites for Summer Tour: Dates Announced

One of this summer’s most highly anticipated music announcements has arrived. Stone Temple Pilots have officially revealed that the band will be reuniting and will launch a massive 2008 concert tour encompassing over 65 dates and hitting all corners of North America. Marking the first national tour for Stone Temple Pilots in almost eight years, the 65 date stretch will bring the iconic band’s charismatic musicianship and exhilarating live shows to amphitheatres across North America. The tour is scheduled to kick off May 17th with the band headlining the Rock on the Range Festival in Columbus, OH, and will continue through November 2008.

On April 7th Stone Temple Pilots will launch a new web site and an official fan club program that will give members exclusive access to presale tickets for the band's upcoming tour. VIP ticket packages that include premium seating will be available for fans who are seeking a unique concert experience.

Founded in 1992, Stone Temple Pilots-- Scott Weiland, vocals; Dean DeLeo, guitars; Robert DeLeo, bass; and Eric Kretz, drums—have been a dominant force in rock music since their inception. The group’s impressively extensive and top-selling music has cemented their standing as one of the most successful rock groups of all time having sold more than 35 million albums worldwide. The band’s immense and distinguished catalog includes five critically acclaimed studio albums have spanned countless hits including 1994’s Purple, which went to #1 on Billboard Magazine’s Top 200 Album Chart, six #1 singles and fifteen Top 10 singles on the Billboard charts. The band won a Grammy Award in 1994 for “Best Hard Rock Performance” for its song “Plush.”

On Tuesday, April 1, Velvet Revolver issued this press release regarding Scott Weiland’s departure from the group:

"This band is all about its fans and its music and Scott Weiland isn't 100% committed to either," said Slash. "Among other things, his increasingly erratic on-stage behavior and personal problems have forced us to move on."

  • After which, Weiland issued his own press release:
  • "I have to say it is a blatant and tired excuse to cover up the truth. The truth of the matter is that the band had not gotten along on multiple levels for some time. On a musical level, there were moments of joy, inspiration, times, but let's not forget the multiple trips to rehab every member of the band had taken (with the exception of one member, no need to mention his name)."

Stay tuned to for further details.

May-17 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range Festival
May-18 Camden, NJ Tweeter Center @ The Waterfront
May-20 Cleveland, OH State Theatre @ Playhouse Square
May-22 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavillion
May-23 Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis Motor Speedway
May-26 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino
May-31 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

Jun-01 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
Jun-03 Detroit ,MI The Fillmore Detroit
Jun-06 St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkens Auditorium
Jun-07 Kansas City, KS Rock Fest @ Liberty Memorial Park
Jun-08 Maryland Hghts, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jun-11 West Valley City, UT E Center
Jun-12 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl
Jun-14 Las Vegas,NV The Pearl
Jun-21 Calgary V Festival @ Ft. Calgary
Jun-24 Hollywood, CA Hollywood Bowl
Jun-25 Tucson, AZ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre
Jun-27 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Jun-28 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Jun-29 Grand Prairie, TX Nokia Theatre @ Grand Prairie

Jul-02 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Jul-04 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest @ Marcus Amphitheatre
Jul-10 Quebec City, Quebec Summer Festival @ Planes of Abraham
Jul-12 North York, ONT Edge Fest @ Downsview Park
Jul-15 Canandaigua, NY Constellation Performing Arts Center
Jul-17 Green Bay, WI Oneida Casino
Jul-18 Mt Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino
Jul-19 Cadott, WI Chippewa Valley Music Festival
Jul-25 Berkeley, CA The Greek Theatre
Jul-26 Paso Robles, CA Mid California State Fair
Jul-27 San Diego, CA Concerts on the Green @ Qualcomm Stadium

Aug-08 Bethlehem, PA Muzikfest
Aug-09 Atlantic City, NJ The Borgata
Aug-10 Baltimore, MD V Festival @ Pimlico Race Track
Aug-17 Charlotte, SC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug-19 Orlando, FL UCF Arena
Aug-20 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live @ Seminole Hard Rock Casino
Aug-22 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
Aug-23 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre @ Encore Park
Aug-30 Vancouver GM Place
Aug-31 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot Festival @ Memorial Stadium

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