Stone Temple Pilots Are The #1 Rock Band In North America June 08 2010
<strong>Stone Temple Pilots Are The #1 Rock Band In North America</strong>
Rock Iconsâ€™ First New Album In Close To A Decade Makes Explosive Billboard 200 Debut;
North American Tour Kicks Off August 10th At Denverâ€™s Red Rocks Amphitheatre;
Festival Headline Appearances Also Slated For The US, Canada, And Europe
Atlantic recording group Stone Temple Pilots has announced details of their upcoming North American headline tour. The hugely anticipated dates will begin Tuesday, August 10th at Denver, Coloradoâ€™s world-famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre and then continue through early September (see attached itinerary). Joining Stone Temple pilots on all dates will be special guests Cage the Elephant.
â€œStone Temple Pilotsâ€ â€“ the Grammy Award-winning bandâ€™s first all-new collection in close to a decade â€“ is currently the #1 rock album in the country. The band will bookend the upcoming trek with headline appearances at a pair of North American festivals: Canadaâ€™s annual Rock on the Range on Saturday, August 7th at Winnipegâ€™s Canada Inns Stadium; and the Arizona Fall Frenzy â€™10, slated for Friday, September 17th at Phoenixâ€™ Tempe Beach Park. In addition, the band will headline the annual Rock â€˜n Rev festival in Sturgis, South Dakota on Wednesday, August 11th and 89.7 The Riverâ€™s â€œRiver Riot 2010â€ at Council Luffs, Iowaâ€™s Westfair Amphitheater on Saturday, August 14th. For up-to-the-minute tour information, please see www.stonetemplepilots.com.
Stone Temple Pilots â€“ who will spend the early part of their summer on the other side of the Atlantic, hitting europe for a series of long awaited headline shows and festival performances â€“ Heralded the release of the acclaimed â€œStone Temple Pilotsâ€ with a rare club appearance at New York Cityâ€™s Gramercy Theatre, followed by headline performances at a number of early summer radio festivals. The band also made high-profile tv appearances performing on Late Show with David Letterman and two consecutive nights on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Whatâ€™s more, Live from Chicago â€“ an all-new concert special presented by Stubhub, the worldâ€™s largest ticket marketplace â€“ recently received multiple airings on a variety of MTV networks, including MTV2, VH1, and Palladia.
Produced by Stone Temple Pilots and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge (Green day, dave matthews band, my chemical romance), â€œstone temple pilotsâ€ sees one of rockâ€™s greatest bands continuing to explore their enduring approach to music â€“ melding big riffs, classic pop hooks, and the restless experimentalism of glam, punk, and psychedelia.
Among the albumâ€™s many highlights is the raucous first single, â€œBetween the Lines.â€ the track has proven a rock radio sensation, recently spending four weeks as the #1 track at mainstream rock radio outlets nationwide, as well as three weeks atop the modern rock airplay charts. In addition, the â€œBetween the Linesâ€ companion video can be seen regularly on MTV2 and Fuseâ€™s NO. 1 countdown. The clip â€“ as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes footage â€“ is streaming now at www.stonetemplepilots.com. Furthermore, a new single, â€Take a Load Offâ€ is set to impact at multi-format rock radio outlets everywhere later this month. A companion video is currently in production.
Stone Temple Pilots has received rapturous press coverage upon their recent return to action, including a cover feature in the latest issue of spin. Whatâ€™s more, â€œStone Temple Pilotsâ€ has drawn instant critical acclamation, with Spin hailing the collection as â€œa heavy basher with big, snarling yet melodic choruses with a shot of nostalgia.â€ USA Today praised â€œthe bandâ€™s signature mix of bluesy psychedelic guitar rock and Scott Weilandâ€™s Glam Grunge Wail,â€ while Rolling Stone commended the â€œtwisty led zep-style guitar riffs from dean deleo, throaty choruses and cool, unexpected flashes of Beatles psychedelia.â€
A dominant force in rock music since the early â€˜90s, Stone Temple Pilots proved one of the most accomplished and iconic bands of their generation, racking up 15 Billboard Top 10 singles â€“ 6 of which hit #1 â€“ and total sales in excess of 35 million albums worldwide. The California-based band went on hiatus in 2002, following the release of the critically acclaimed â€œShangri-la Dee Da,â€ ultimately reuniting for a massive 2008 concert tour encompassing more than 65 dates across North America.
Among their many accolades, Stone Temple Pilots received a â€œbest hard rock performance with vocalâ€ Grammy Award for their #1 mainstream rock smash, â€œPlush.â€ other honors bestowed upon the band over the years include additional Grammy Award nominations, two American Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award, two Billboard Video Awards, and an MTV Video Music Award.
For further information, please visit: www.stonetemplepilots.com.
(tour itinerary attached)
Stone temple pilots north american tour 2010
All dates feat. Cage the elephant except *
7 Winnipeg, Man Rock On The Range *
10 Denver, Co Red Rocks Amphitheatre
11 Sturgis, Sd Rock â€˜N Rev *
14 Council Bluffs, Ia 89.7 The Riverâ€™S River Riot 2010 *
16 Milwaukee, Wi The Rave
17 Columbus Oh Lc Pavilion
19 Grand Rapids, Mi Deltaplex
20 Chicago, Il Charter One Pavilion
22 Cleveland, Oh Tower City Amphitheatre
25 Cincinnati, Oh Pnc Pavilion
26 Detroit, Mi Fox Theatre
28 Pittsburgh, Pa First Niagara Amphitheatre
29 Toronto, Ont Air Canada Centre
31 Uncasville, Ct Mohegan Sun Casino
1 Boston, Ma Bank Of America Pavilion
3 Atlantic City, Nj The Borgata
4 Wantagh, Ny Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater
5 Holmdel, Nj Pnc Bank Arts Center