Seems like former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland is moving on with his life: the controversial singer has confirmed a new leg of solo tour dates beginning with two shows on August 2nd and 3rd in Los Angeles, and ending on the 24th of that month in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As with his other shows earlier in the year, Weiland will be playing material from STP's first two albums, Core and Purple, as well as a smattering of covers, solo tunes and other STP tracks.
- Weiland's use of STP songs in his solo shows was reportedly one of the reasons why the band sacked and then sued him this year.
- The band members claim that this, along with his erratic behavior and substance abuse issues, damaged their career. They seek to prevent him from using the STP name to promote his solo ventures.
- The remaining members of STP are continuing to record under the name, recently recruiting Linkin Park's Chester Bennington as their new vocalist.
- Weiland has claimed in a countersuit that the STP name cannot be used by the group unless all four original members are in the lineup.
- Weiland got married last Saturday (June 22nd) to photographer Jamie Wachtel at their home in Los Angeles. The 45-year-old Weiland has been married twice previously and has two children from his second marriage.
- Confirmed Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts tour dates (subject to change):
August 2-3 - West Hollywood, CA. - Viper Room
August 6 - Sturgis, SD - Full Throttle Saloon
August 8 - Libertyville, IL - Austin's Fuel Room
August 9 - Detroit, MI - Sound Board/Motor City Casino Hotel
August 11 - Huntington, NY - Paramount
August 14 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony
August 15 - Portland, ME - Asylum
August 17 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
August 18 - Charlotte, NC - Fillmore
August 20 - North Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
August 21 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
August 23 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
August 24 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution Live
WHAT DO YOU THINK??
- If Weiland is so adamant that STP must be the four original members, why is he so aggressive about playing STP material in his solo shows?
- Doesn't this show that he relies on STP as much as the other guys?
- Do you think it's fair that Weiland be stopped from using the STP name to promote himself? Or should the other guys use a different group name?
CHECK IT OUT: Watch Scott Weiland "perform" STP's "Crackerman" at a show in Boston this past March:
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