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Stone Temple Pilots To Play NZ In March

Stone Temple Pilots To Play NZ In March

Thursday 9th December, 2010 9:16AM

Good news for those disappointed when rumours of Stone Temple Pilots playing the BDO next year turned out to be just that as the 90s emo-grungers have been announced to play a headline show at Auckland's Vector Arena next March.

Stone Temple Pilots
26th March 2011, Vector Arena
Tickets on sale December 17th from Ticketmaster

Press Release:

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


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.


With special guests

26th March 2011 - Vector Arena

Frontier Members pre-sale from 12 noon AEDT, Tuesday 14 December to 12 noon AEDT, Wednesday 15 December

General public on sale from 9am local time, Friday 17 December

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