Scott Weiland has some exciting news to share, and no, it doesn’t involve his criminal doppelgänger. The former Stone Temple Pilots frontman just announced that he and his new band, the Wildabouts, will release their first album — which is dubbed Blaster — on March 31 via Softdrive Records.
Discussing the new venture with Rolling Stone, Weiland called his new album “guitar-heavy” and “furry” — whatever that means — and confirmed that he wrote 11 of the 12 tracks himself. “Happy In Galoshes was an experimental art record, for the most part,” Weiland continued, referencing his 2008 solo album. “Blaster is definitely a band sound: a stripped-down, furry sound with a lot of space between the notes. But it’s tight and to-the-point while keeping that garage rock vibe to it,” he said.
In addition to the album news, Weiland and the Wildabouts also unleashed a list of tour dates. Check them out below.
Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts tour dates
February 22 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
February 24 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
February 25 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
February 27 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
February 28 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
March 2 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
March 3 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
March 6 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
March 7 – Destin, FL @ Club LA
March 10 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
MArch 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live
March 13 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
March 14 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
April 25 – Welcome to Rockville @ Jacksonville, FL
May 16 – Rock on the Range @ Colombus OH
May 30 – BottleRock Music Festival @ Napa Valley