Stone Temple Pilots Heading To Canada

Tour dates include stops in Winnipeg and Kingston.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Stone Temple Pilots, affectionately known by alternative and grunge music fans as STP, are going on a reunion tour and have several Canadian stops on the schedule, including Manitoba's Winnipeg Convention Centre and Kingston, Ontario's K-Rock Centre.

“Incredibly excited to have them back,” K-Rock Centre general manager Ken Noakes wrote in an e-mail (as reported by The Whig). “Their last show was spectacular and it’s not to be missed. Especially looking forward to hearing Plush, 20 years later,” he added.

The Stone Temple Pilots, who hail from California, kick off their latest tour in August in Connecticut, and will be in Kingston August 19th, with another stop in the 'Peg September 9th. According to Ticketmaster outlets there will also be STP shows in Edmonton (September 12th), Hamilton (August 21st), and Calgary (September 11th).

The Stone Temple Pilots are comprised of lead vocalist Scott Weiland, brothers Robert DeLeo and Dean DeLeo on guitar, and Eric Kretz (drums, percussion). Releasing five incredibly successful studio albums from 1992-2001, they are regarded as one of the best "grunge" bands of the 90s. They won the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance ("Plush") in '92, and that same year they also took the American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist. They've also been listed as one of VH1’s The 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock and have sold more than 35 million records across the globe.

Their new DVD "Alive In The Windy City" comes out June 26th.


Photo Credit: Stone Temple Pilots Press