So.. awhile back we covered some shocking/weird/wtf news – Chester from Linkin Park joined Stone Temple Pilots.
They even recorded a single, which we covered here.
Now it looks like the collaboration is set to stick, with an EP and tour dates announced. Will you go see them? Come have your say: http://forum.sixstringsamurai.co.nz/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=180
Press release follows.
LOS ANGELES (July 15, 2013) – STONE TEMPLE PILOTS with Chester Bennington have announced they’ll be hitting the road with their new line up. The tour kicks off September 4th in Bethlehem, PA, with several North America dates to follow. Platinum rock band FILTER will be supporting the shows.
Pre-sale for VIP packages that include collectible merchandise and a meet & greet with the band are on sale tomorrow, July 16th at 10:00am. For further info and to purchase VIP packages, go to http://bit.ly/STPVIP
STP members Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz made their live debut with Chester 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.
In an effort to take control of the way they will be delivering new music in the future, STP will release the upcoming EP via their own label, with distribution through ADA (Alternative Distribution Alliance).
“We’re very ambitious about the future of making music,” said Robert DeLeo. “The process and intention of creating it is so much more gratifying.”
The debut single from the new STP lineup, Out of Time is currently Top 5 at Active Rock radio and climbing fast.
“We’ve been writing new material and visiting songs from our early albums,” says Robert. “ It all feels new again and we’re excited to get out and play a solid set of songs both old and new.”