Stone Temple Pilots 2011


Wed 16 Mar, 2011 HBF Stadium, Perth - All Ages
Sat 19 Mar, 2011 Festival Hall, Melbourne - All Ages
Sun 20 Mar, 2011 Hordern Pavilion, Sydney - All Ages
Mon 21 Mar, 2011 Metro Theatre, Sydney - 18+
Wed 23 Mar, 2011 Riverstage - Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Brisbane - 18+
Thu 24 Mar, 2011 Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle - All Ages
Sat 26 Mar, 2011 Vector Arena, Auckland - All Ages



US rockers Stone Temple Pilots often top many a wish list of bands punters would most like to see and it gives The Frontier Touring Company great pleasure to confirm the band’s first ever tour of Australia and New Zealand in March next year.

Stone Temple Pilots released their eponymously named sixth studio album in May of this year after nearly a decade-long recording hiatus which included some time apart. The San Diego quartet reunited in 2008 and fans have been eagerly awaiting new material and a tour ever since, arguably none more so than the Australian and New Zealand public who have not previously had an opportunity to see the band live in concert - until now.

Fronted by Scott Weiland with Eric Kretz on drums and brothers Robert and Dean DeLeo on bass and lead guitar respectively, Stone Temple Pilots have undoubtedly had a colourful career and the Grammy Award winners are one of the most revered rock groups around today.

Early hits such as ‘Plush’, ‘Sex Type Thing’, ‘Vasoline’ and ‘Interstate Love Song’ established them as a force to be reckoned with. Their distinctive sound, comprised of glamourous riffs and howling arrangements set to an enviable swagger, has marked Stone Temple Pilots a staple in any rock fan’s collection.

Stone Temple Pilots continues to meld genres and influences, featuring gritty tinges of brooding grunge and 1960s and 1970s rock. The long awaited album has been welcomed by eager listeners and applauded by fans and critics:

“It's difficult to find fault with what the band has served up here, a solid rock n' roll record that not only indulges in nostalgia of the ensemble's halcyon days, but explores enough new avenues to suggest there is indeed more mileage in this revitalized outfit.” – Slant Magazine

“Scott Weiland sounds downright effervescent…” – Entertainment Weekly

“Displaying impressive vocal polish from outspoken frontman Scott Weiland; blazing guitar solos over tight, crunch-laden instrumentation; and grungy takes on Lennon/McCartney melodicism, STP asserts its place among seminal hard-rock chameleons.” – Billboard

Joining Stone Temple Pilots on the Australian leg of their tour (except Newcastle) is one of the country’s leading rock acts Grinspoon. Grinspoon have had a gleaming fifteen year career since being crowned winners of triple j’s inaugural ‘Unearthed’ competition in 1995 and their sixth studio album titled Six To Midnight is their proudest work to date. Six To Midnight debuted in the ARIA Albums Chart Top 10 upon its release late last year. Prior to the album’s production, Grinspoon embarked on a global musical adventure that eventually led them home to make their best album yet, cementing their position at the helm of the local rock scene.

Catch Stone Temple Pilots reunited and live in concert, tickets for this tour will be flying off the shelves so act fast to avoid disappointment.

Stone Temple Pilots out now from Atlantic Records/Warner. For tour information and ticketing details, please see below.


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