Scott Weiland plots solo tour of STP songs

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While his Stone Temple Pilots bandmates taking a break from the road, frontman Scott Weiland has announced plans for a solo outing. As part of his “Purple at the Core” tour, the singer will hit Massachusetts next month for a show at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre on Thursday, March 7. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday at noon through Ticketmaster for $32.50 and $39.50.

Weiland and his backing band, The Wildabouts, will deliver selections from Stone Temple Pilots biggest albums, Core and Purple. Core, the band’s 1992 debut album, went eight-times-platinum and was powered by hits “Plush”, “Wicked Garden” and “Creep”. Their 1994 sophomore release Purple went six-times-platinum and featured hits “Big Empty”, “Vasoline” and “Interstate Love Song”.

Stone Temple Pilots toured last summer and released their first live concert DVD, “Alive In The Windy City”. The band’s last offering of all new material was 2010’s Stone Temple Pilots.

Weiland is reportedly working on material for a forthcoming solo release. It will be his third solo studio effort and first since 2008’s Happy in Galoshes.

“I would probably say yes, it will get started in 2013,” Weiland said in an interview with Rolling Stone last fall. “That’s one of the great things of owning your own studio. Along with my guitar player-keyboard player-computer programmer, Doug Grean, the crazy scientist – he’s a brilliant person and someone that has been one of my best friends for many years. And, ironically, someone that I met on my first day that I ever went to rehab, when I was 23 years old. His brother was my roommate. So we’ve been friends for a very long time… The guys in my band are amazing.”

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