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Stone Temple Pilots With Chester Bennington Announce Tour, EP

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Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington. (Provided photo)

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Stone Temple Pilots announced today (July 15) they’ll be hitting the road with Chester Bennington this September, supported by fellow rockers Filter.

STP members Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz made their live debut with Chester Bennington at KROQ’s Weenie Roast in May (note: KROQ is a Radio.com station). Since their surprise performance, the band has been busy working on new music for an upcoming EP to be released this fall (no word on exact date). The EP will be self-released on their own label, with distribution via Alternative Distribution Alliance.

Related: Scott Weiland responds to STP with a lawsuit

“We’re very ambitious about the future of making music,” posted Robert DeLeo to the band’s official website. “The process and intention of creating it is so much more gratifying.”

“We’ve been writing new material and visiting songs from our early albums,” continued DeLeo. “It all feels new again and we’re excited to get out and play a solid set of songs both old and new.”

“Every band has its own kinda vibe,” Chester Bennington told KROQ’s Kevin & Bean after the surprise performance in May. “Stone Temple Pilots has this sexier, more classic rock feel to it. Linkin Park is a very modern, very tech-heavy type of band. I grew up listening to these guys. When this opportunity came up, it was just like a no-brainer.”

When asked what fronting STP meant for his current career with Linkin Park, Bennington said, “They’ve always been very cool about guys in the band and going out and doing other things.”

Stone Temple Pilots With Chester Bennington Fall Tour:
Sept 4 Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Events Center
Sept 6 Sayreville @ Starland Ballroom
Sept 7 Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues – Showboat
Sept 9 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Sept 10 Huntington, NY @ Paramount
Sept 13 Oklahoma City, OK @ Downtown Airpark (w/ Motley Crue)
Sept 14 Newkirk, OK @ First Council Casino *
Sept 17 Sunrise, FL @ BB & T Center (FLA Panthers Event)
Sept 18 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
Sept 20 Columbia, SC @ Township Auditorium
Sept 21 Ft Myers, FL Shockwave Festival – Jet Blue Park
Sept 24 Midland, TX @ La Hacienda Event Center
Sept 26 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee
Sept 27 Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Street Experience *
Nov 1 Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Live *

*Without Filter

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