Perdida is a deeply personal album
Stone Temple Pilots embark upon a new sonic adventure with Perdida, the band’s first-ever acoustic album. It features ten deeply personal songs that weave introspective lyrics together with unexpected instruments to take listeners on an emotional and musical journey through letting go and starting over.
Perdida will be available on February 7th on CD and vinyl as well as from digital outlets and streaming services. The first single, “Fare Thee Well,” is available now.
Stone Temple Pilots will also launch a 15 date acoustic tour shortly before the album comes out. At each performance, the band will not only recreate the sound of Perdida, but also re-imagine other songs from the group’s multi-platinum catalog. The tour begins February 5th in Vancouver BC and ends March 1st in Boston. Dates are below.
Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, December 6th at stonetemplepilots.com with VIP package options that include a meet & greet with the band, with a special code.
Perdida, the band’s eighth studio album, features guitarist Dean DeLeo, bassist Robert DeLeo, drummer Eric Kretz and vocalist Jeff Gutt, who joined Stone Temple Pilots in 2017. The band produced the album and recorded the majority of it earlier this year at Kretz’s Bomb Shelter Studio.
Dean says the album’s title (Spanish for “loss”) foreshadows its somber mood. “You have to live it to write it, and this record is a reflection of where we’ve been recently.”
“Fare Thee Well” – the first single and first track on the album – establishes the wistful tone on Perdida right away with its acoustic guitar introduction and opening line: “Fare thee well, so long/I hate to say goodbye to you.”
Gutt says the album’s emotional honesty focused him lyrically. “I had to let myself be as vulnerable writing the lyrics as Dean and Robert were writing the music.”
Robert says Perdida is as much a musical journey as it is an emotional one thanks the touches of flute, alto saxophone, vintage keyboards, guitarrón and Marxophone featured throughout the album. “I’ve always loved how different instruments can accentuate a song in unexpected ways. Working with other musicians on this album was such a joy because it gave us a rare opportunity to hear our songs through someone else’s ears.”
Kretz says the band is looking forward to not only performing the new songs acoustically, but also pulling songs from previous albums into the setlist. “We’ll finally get a chance to play songs from our catalog that we’ve never played live, or in some cases, haven’t played live in more than 20 years.”
Robert says the band is looking forward to finally realizing that dream in February 2020. “We’re excited because it’s not only a chance for us to celebrate our new album in a special way, but also everything that’s brought us to this moment.”
1. Fare Thee Well
2. Three Wishes
4. I Didn’t Know The Time
6. She’s My Queen
7. Miles Away
8. You Found Yourself While Losing Your Heart
9. I Once Sat At Your Table
An Evening with Stone Temple Pilots Tour Dates:
Feb 5 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Feb 7 Snoqualmie, WA Snoqualmie Casino
Feb 8 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
Feb 9 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Feb 12 San Francisco, CA Herbst Theatre
Feb 13 Beverly Hills, CA Saban Theater
Feb 15 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
Feb 17 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
Feb 19 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
Feb 21 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
Feb 22 Covington, KY Madison Theater
Feb 25 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
Feb 27 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
Feb 29 Atlantic City, NJ Tropicana
Mar 1 Boston, MA The Wilbur Theatre
Author: Buddy Iahn
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