Stone Temple Pilots Postpone Summer Dates

Stone Temple Pilots’ summer tour has abruptly ended early because frontman Scott Weiland has been put on immediate vocal rest. Four shows scheduled for this week were postponed.

The band announced the news with posts on its website and Facebook page.

The shows that were called off include Tuesday’s show in Cincinnati at the Taft Theatre; Wednesday’s show in Louisville, Ky., at Iroquois Amphitheatre; Friday’s gig in Council Bluffs, Iowa, at Harrah’s; and Saturday’s performance in Concho, Okla., at Lucky Star Casino.

Photo: Marcy Guiragossian
Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, Calif.

STP said Weiland was ordered to go on immediate vocal rest by his physician, Dr. Sid Khosla, director of the UC Health Voice Center in Cincinnati. To prove to fans that Weiland really was too sick to sing, the band even included a doctor’s note as part of the announcement.

“Today myself, Dr. Eva Van Leer and ENT Dr, Keith Casper consulted with Mr. Weiland,” Khosla said. “Upon a video stroboscopy we determined his left vocal chord has likely scarring and his right vocal chord is tremendously inflamed. With such a heavy concert schedule and vocal activity we determined that Mr. Weiland could potentially run the risk of a vocal hemmorage or suffer permanent damage hence putting him on complete vocal rest.”

The Concho, Okla., show has already been rescheduled for Nov. 5 at the same venue. STP promises that the other three gigs will be rescheduled soon. Refunds are also available at the point of purchase.

Click here for Stone Temple Pilot’s website and here for the band’s Facebook page.