Resurrected rock band Stone Temple Pilots cements its reunion with another round of U.S. tour dates for the fast-approaching fall and winter months. The first leg of the tour is a 12-date, one-month venture that launches October 2 at Bayfest in Mobile, AL.
Through the month of October, STP will hit major markets on both coasts of the U.S. on the run, which is currently set to wrap on October 23 at Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, NV. Some of the other scheduled stops are October 6 at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach, SC, and October 20 at Fox Theater in Oakland, CA.
At this point, the “winter” stretch of the itinerary bears just two concert dates. Those shows are slated for December 29 at Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, MS, and January 1 at Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, OK. It is unclear how many additional tour legs or performances are planned for the 2009-2010 venture.
Presales are currently open for a handful of STP’s early October shows, but are restricted to members of the band’s official fan club. The first public onsales begin tomorrow, August 28, on Ticketmaster.
Returning to the concert market for the first time since officially splitting in 2003, STP launched a massive reunion tour that spanned six months of 2008. The venture was originally scheduled from mid-May through the end of August, but was eventually extended through September and October for a total of more than 70 shows.
After completing the stint with his band, STP frontman Scott Weiland launched a series of solo concerts to promote his latest independent work, “Happy in Galoshes.” STP hasn’t released a studio record since 2001’s “Shangri-La Dee Da,” though a new album is reportedly in the works and slated for release in late 2009.
“We have a few shows lined up with STP, we’ll finish the record and then we’ll be out doing our thing, touring for awhile once the record comes out,” Weiland told ARTISTdirect in a June interview. “It’ll probably be a Christmas release.”
Stone Temple Pilots itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|October 2||Mobile, AL||Mobile Bayfest|
|October 3||St. Augustine, FL||St. Augustine Amphitheatre|
|October 4||Orlando, FL||Hard Rock Live|
|October 6||North Myrtle Beach, SC||House of Blues|
|October 7||Greensboro, NC||Special Events Center|
|October 9||Portsmouth, VA||nTelos Wireless Pavilion|
|October 11||Columbus, OH||Lifestyle Communities Pavilion|
|October 15||Fresno, CA||The Big Fresno Fair|
|October 18||Phoenix, AZ||Arizona State Fair|
|October 20||Oakland, CA||Fox Theater|
|October 22||Highland, CA||San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino|
|October 23||Primm, NV||Star of the Desert Arena|
|December 29||Biloxi, MS||Hard Rock Live|
|January 1||Thackerville, OK||Winstar World Casino|