- SPIN Rating: of 10
Who: Reunited alt-rockersStone Temple Pilots, fronted by former Velvet Revolver mouthpiece Scott Weiland, and also featuring guitarist Dean DeLeo, bassist Robert DeLeo, and drummer Eric Krentz.
What: A 42-date spring and summer tour, slated to begin at Columbus, OH's Rock on the Range Festival May 17, and continue across North America, dropping into cities like Chicago, Las Vegas, and Hollywood, as well as festivals like Baltimore's V-Fest and Seattle's Bumbershoot. The second half of the band's tour, scheduled to continue into fall, will soon be announced.
Should I go: Yes. If last night's (April 7) secret performance at Harry Houdini's former mansion in the Hollywood hills (more!) is any indication, Stone Temple Pilots are ready to kick back and roll out the hits. And as always, Scott Weiland's slithering stage antics and classic rock star appeal is worth the ticket price. Plus, come on, have you heard Tiny Music... Songs From the Vatican Gift Shop?
Stone Temple Pilots tour dates:
5/17, Columbus, OH (Rock on the Range Festival)5/18, Camden, NJ (Tweeter Center / The Waterfront)5/20, Cleveland, OH (State Theatre / Playhouse Square)5/22, Chicago, IL (Charter One Pavilion)5/23, Indianapolis, IN (Indianapolis Motor Speedway)5/26, Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Casino)5/31, Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)6/1, Mansfield, MA (Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts)6/3, Detroit, MI (The Fillmore Detroit)6/6, St. Paul, MN (Roy Wilkens Auditorium)6/7, Kansas City, KS (Rock Fest / Liberty Memorial Park)6/8, Maryland Heights, MO (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)6/11, West Valley City, UT (E Center)6/12, Las Vegas, NV (The Pearl)6/14, Las Vegas, NV (The Pearl)6/21, Calgary, Alberta (V Festival / Ft. Calgary)6/24, Hollywood, CA (Hollywood Bowl)6/25, Tucson, AZ (Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre)6/27, San Antonio, TX (AT&T Center)6/28, The Woodlands, TX (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)6/29, Grand Prairie, TX (Nokia Theatre / Grand Prairie)7/2, Morrison, CO (Red Rocks Amphitheatre)7/4, Milwaukee, WI (Summerfest / Marcus Amphitheatre)7/10, Quebec City, Quebec (Summer Festival / Planes of Abraham)7/12, North York, Ontario (Edge Fest / Downsview Park)7/15, Canandaigua, NY (Constellation Performing Arts Center)7/17, Green Bay, WI (Oneida Casino)7/18, Mt Pleasant, MI (Soaring Eagle Casino)7/19, Cadott, WI (Chippewa Valley Music Festival)7/25, Berkeley, CA (The Greek Theatre)7/26, Paso Robles, CA (Mid California State Fair)7/27, San Diego, CA (Concerts on the Green / Qualcomm Stadium)8/8, Bethlehem, PA (Muzikfest)8/9, Atlantic City, NJ (The Borgata)8/10, Baltimore, MD (V Festival / Pimlico Race Track)8/17, Charlotte, SC (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)8/19, Orlando, FL (UCF Arena)8/20, Hollywood, FL (Hard Rock Live / Seminole Hard Rock Casino)8/22, Tampa, FL (Ford Amphitheatre)8/23, Alpharetta, GA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)8/30, Vancouver, British Columbia (GM Place)8/31, Seattle, WA (Bumbershoot Festival)