Stone Temple Pilots to tour with Chester Bennington

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Scott Weiland is out, Chester Bennington is in and the Stone Temple Pilots are back on the road. The remaining members of the 90’s rock staples have revealed plans for a fall tour with the Linkin Park frontman at the helm. The new look band will stop in Boston for an intimate performance at the House of Blues on Monday, September 9. Tickets for the show, which will also feature special guests Filter, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation for $49.50 and $65.

Stone Temple Pilots members Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz made their live debut with Bennington at KROQ’s Weenie Roast in May. Since their surprise performance, the band has been busy working on new music for an upcoming EP to be released this fall through their own label.

“We’re very ambitious about the future of making music,” said Robert DeLeo in a press release. “The process and intention of creating it is so much more gratifying.” He added, “We’ve been writing new material and visiting songs from our early albums. It all feels new again and we’re excited to get out and play a solid set of songs both old and new.”

Fans can get a taste of the new material from the band’s new lineup with their debut single “Out of Time”, which is streaming below.

“It just came about very harmoniously,” explained Dean DeLeo in an interview Rolling Stone earlier this year. “I don’t want to use the ‘s’ word – serendipitous – but it really was. Very natural.”

“Everything we’re doing is on our own, so we’re just taking it one track at a time,” added Bennington. “We would love to sit down and hammer out a record, but the reality is we’re gonna make music, we’re gonna make a lot of it, and we’re gonna be in a position to release a single at a time, go out and really give people music the way they want to get it,” he said. “It is a good position to be in, and for us, all we care about is going out, making the legacy as great as it needs to be, as great as people expect it to be, and coming out with new music that lives up to that standard.”

Stone Temple Pilots fired original frontman Scott Weiland in May. Weiland has since toured with his new backing band, the Wildabouts, and performed material from the Stone Temple Pilots catalogue. Both sides have filed lawsuits against each other.

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