Stone Temple Pilots announces tour, EP with Chester Bennington

Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington have announced they’ll be hitting the road with their new line up this fall. The tour kicks off September 4th in Bethlehem, PA, with several North America dates to follow. Platinum rock band Filter will be supporting the shows.

Pre-sale for VIP packages that include collectible merchandise and a meet and greet with the band are on sale July 16th at 10 am. There will two Meet & Greet packages, one including a reserved ticket to the first ten rows and the other including one general admission ticket. Both VIP packages include a M&G photo opportunity with the band, limited edition STP poster, commemorative VIP laminate and VIP ticket, set of official STP guitar picks housed in a special case, early entrance to the venue, crowd-free merch shopping and on-site VIP parking. Ticket pricing has not been revealed for the VIP packages and some packages may not be available for every date.

For the casual fan, regular general admission tickets will go on sale Friday, July 19th.

STP members Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz made their live debut with Chester Bennington at KROQ’s Weenie Roast in May. Since their surprise performance, the band has been busy working on new music for an upcoming EP to be released this fall.

In an effort to take control of the way they will be delivering new music in the future, STP will release the upcoming EP via their own label, with distribution through ADA (Alternative Distribution Alliance).

“We’re very ambitious about the future of making music. The process and intention of creating it is so much more gratifying,” DeLeo states. “We’ve been writing new material and visiting songs from our early albums. It all feels new again and we’re excited to get out and play a solid set of songs both old and new.”

The debut single from the new STP lineup, “Out of Time” is currently Top 5 at Active Rock radio and climbing fast.


Sept 4 Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Events Center
Sept 6 Sayreville @ Starland Ballroom
Sept 7 Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues – Showboat
Sept 9 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Sept 10 Huntington, NY @ Paramount
Sept 13 Oklahoma City, OK @ Downtown Airpark (w/ Motley Crue)
Sept 14 Newkirk, OK @ First Council Casino (w/o Filter)
Sept 17 Sunrise, FL @ BB & T Center (FLA Panthers Event)
Sept 18 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
Sept 20 Columbia, SC @ Township Auditorium
Sept 21 Ft Myers, FL Shockwave Festival – Jet Blue Park
Sept 24 Midland, TX @ La Hacienda Event Center
Sept 26 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee
Sept 27 Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Street Experience (w/o Filter)
Nov 1 Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Live (w/o Filter)

Author: Buddy Iahn

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