Just a week after the release of their self-titled sixth studio album, Stone Temple Pilots have announced that they plan to keep busy this summer by staying on the road. The album was the band’s first release in nine years, and debuted at number 2 in album sales on the Billboard Top 100 behind “Glee: The Music, Volume 3”. The album was produced by band members Robert and Dean DeLeo, freeing the band of any scheduling constraints. At a private listening party prior to the release of Stone Temple Pilots, the album was received well and acquired comparisons to legendary bands like Led Zeppelin and the Beatles.
This concert series is just the latest leg of touring for the Stone Temple Pilots, who split up in 2003 and cemented their 2008 reunion with several tours that have kept them on the road for the past two years, with small intermissions for recording their latest albums. Stone Temple Pilots performed at this year’s South by Southwest in March and are also expected to play the UK’s Download Festival, the Hurricane Festival and Southside Festival in Germany this summer. STP will play the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston September 1st following a performance at Mohegan Sun in CT. Tickets are projected to go on sale June 12th, with a pre-sale beginning June 8th for STP fan club members.
Stone Temple Pilots’ fame peaked in the 1990’s, releasing their first four albums between 1992 and 1999. Their debut album, Core, reached number three in the Billboard Charts and produced five hit songs, including “Plush”. While their releases were never well received by the critics, STP gained a steady fan base. Frontman Scott Weiland was responsible for wrecking havoc for the band when a drug addiction and unsuccessful spell of rehabilitation resulting in two cancelled tours within a two year stretch. In 2003, the band members separated, all joining different bands and coming back together from their projects in 2008. Purchase your Stone Temple Pilot tickets right here with us at Ace!