Stone Temple Pilots Announces Spring Plans

Stone Temple Pilots took a break from working in the studio to announce the routing for the band’s first tour of 2015. The act now led by Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington is headed to more than a dozen cities, including San Francisco, Denver, New York and Philadelphia.

STP is working on its first full-length album since original frontman Scott Weiland split and Bennington took over in 2013. The band’s most recent LP is 2010’s self-titled release. In October 2013 STP put out its first EP with Bennington, High Rise.

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“We are in the studio and we are working hard on our new record. And it’s coming along great,” Bennington said in a video message posted on the band’s Facebook page Tuesday. “We can’t wait to play some new music for you.”

Last week bassist Robert DeLeo checked in on Facebook to tell fans that the group was going over vocal ideas and had completed four songs instrumentally so far.     

Following an appearance at “Arizona Bike Week” in Scottsdale March 28, the tour begins April 8 in Seattle. Here’s the itinerary:

April 8 – Seattle, Wash., Paramount Theatre
April 10 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore          
April 12 – Anaheim, Calif., House Of Blues
April 13 – West Hollywood, Calif., House Of Blues
April 15 – Denver, Colo., Fillmore Auditorium        
April 17 – Dallas, Texas, House Of Blues     
April 19 – San Antonio, Texas, The Aztec Theater   
April 20 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Diamond Ballroom          
April 22 – Chicago, Ill., House Of Blues      
April 24 – Silver Spring, Md., The Fillmore Silver Spring    
April 25 – Montclair, N.J., The Wellmont Theater    
April 27 – New York, N.Y., Irving Plaza      
April 28 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston   
April 30 – Philadelphia, Pa., Theatre Of The Living Arts

Fans can RSVP on Facebook by clicking here to receive a password to an exclusive presale that begins Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. local time. The general onsale is scheduled Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. local time. VIP packages will be available.

The band is donating $1 per ticket to nonprofit organization Music For Relief, which was founded by Linkin Park in 2005. Funds raised will help support long-term Hurricane Sandy recovery in New Jersey, including housing assistance, home repairs, mental health and social services, and tree planting.  

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