The Press Release:
Today, two indelible forces of rock – Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons – announced they will embark on their first ever co-headlining U.S. tour this fall. Produced by Live Nation, the exclusive 12-city outing will kick off September 13th in Baltimore and see the two bands performing on intimate stages across the states including The Met Philadelphia, Ford Amphitheater in New York City, The Fillmore New Orleans and more, before wrapping October 9th in San Diego. Please see full itinerary below. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning today at 12pm local time at LiveNation.com.
Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons will join forces for the first time ever on what is sure to be an unforgettable run of dates through September and October. Dean DeLeo of STP says, “We are thrilled about this tour and grateful to share these upcoming shows with Rival Sons. A great band! They don’t make them like this anymore. Looking forward to seeing all of you!”
The tour will include full sets from each band bringing an unforgettable show fans would only expect from two of the best live bands in music today. “We’re delighted to share the stage with the DeLeo brothers and STP! Not to mention performing together in some really great venues,” says Scott Holiday of Rival Sons. “These guys wrote some of the soundtrack to my childhood…and it’ll be killer to watch and listen to ‘em hit these gems every night!”
Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons 2019 Tour Dates:
September 13, 2019: Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavilion
September 15, 2019: Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
September 19, 2019: Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
September 22, 2019: New York, NY @ Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
September 25, 2019: Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
September 27, 2019: Detroit, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill*
September 29, 2019: New Orleans, LA @ The Fillmore New Orleans
October 01, 2019: Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
October 03, 2019: Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
October 06, 2019: Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
October 08, 2019: Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
October 09, 2019: San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
*Stone Temple Pilots not performing
About Stone Temple Pilots: With over 70 million albums sold, Stone Temple Pilots roared on to the scene in 1992 with their raucous debut, Core. A breakout success, the album peaked #3 on the Billboard 200 chart, and dominated radio waves with hits like “Sex Type Thing,” “Wicked Garden,” and the Grammy-Award winning smash single, “Plush.” STP quickly distinguished themselves as a band beholden to no trend. Boasting the inimitable riffs of guitarist Dean DeLeo, the propulsive rhythm section of bassist Robert DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz, and the charismatic baritone of frontman Scott Weiland, STP ruled airways, video playlists and charts alike over their legendary career. The band released their seventh studio album, Stone Temple Pilots (2018), their first with new lead singer, Jeff Gutt. The debut single “Meadow” from the self-titled album, channels the gritty guitars and swaggering rhythms that STP is known for, and reached top 5 at rock radio. All Music Guide states, “They haven’t lost their knack for hook-heavy hard rock that wedges its way into the subconscious.”
About Rival Sons: Rival Sons – Jay Buchanan (vocals), Scott Holiday (guitar), Dave Beste (bass guitar), and Mike Miley (drums) – are currently celebrating the recent release of their acclaimed Low Country Sound / Atlantic Records debut LP, FERAL ROOTS. Produced by GRAMMY Award-winner Dave Cobb at Nashville’s famed RCA Studio A, and the equally legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, AL, FERAL ROOTS features the #1 Rock Radio hit “Do Your Worst.” The track was hailed by Rolling Stone as “a relentless rocker with a gritty verse spearheaded by a sinister lead guitar riff and thumping drums. The track takes a deft turn when it hits the chorus, forgoing out-and-out guitar bombast for rousing gang vocals with singer Jay Buchanan leading the charge.” “In all its mood and style, FERAL ROOTS exudes a delicious instrumental blend of rock,” declared Consequence of Sound, while Glide Magazine affirmed, “Rival Sons clearly brought their A game with (FERAL)ROOTS,” adding Rival Sons are “an obvious choice as a challenger for today’s greatest rock and roll band.” The primal intensity of FERAL ROOTS reflects a certain unrest at the heart of the album, pushing beyond pure survival instinct with hope for something more exalted: to reclaim a long-diluted genre with a galvanizing return to form. FERAL ROOTS is available now via Low Country Sound/Atlantic Records.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Historically speaking, I’ve been listening to the music of the Stone Temple Pilots since the first album was still a bit of a mystery to my circle of friends. I had a radio DJ buddy at the time who played this kind of stuff, but it was my cousin Neil who actually owned the album before me which was strange since I was generally the person rallying the crowd on the milk crate. It’s without question that I love so many of their classic songs but despite the long appreciation I’ve only managed to see them once in concert and this was not with the late great Scott Weiland but the also late great Chester Bennington during an outdoor festival. Now the Rival Sons I’ve seen a couple of times and they are clearly the face of Modern Heavy Rock IMHO. There is just a solid groove being laid down by the band that must be experienced in the live sense. I recommend this short tour with the highest of opinions and only hope that I am able to get to the show when they come to Brooklyn in Coney Island. If this is going to be your show too I suggest we all meet at Nathan’s Famous first and then walk over on the Boardwalk. Make a fun adventure of it all but that is all I have for this topic. As I close it up I wonder what you readers think about this tour. Chime in down below in the comments section.