SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

June 07, 2010 11:56 ET

Stone Temple Pilots Are the #1 Rock Band in the US; Rock Icons' First New Album in Close to a Decade Makes Explosive Billboard 200 Debut; North American Tour Kicks Off August 10th at Denver's Red Rocks Amphitheatre; Festival Headline Appearances Also Slated for the US, Canada, and Europe

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 7, 2010) -  Atlantic recording group Stone Temple Pilots has announced details of their upcoming North American headline tour. The hugely anticipated dates will begin Tuesday, August 10th at Denver, Colorado's world-famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre and then continue through early September (see itinerary below). Joining Stone Temple Pilots on all dates will be special guests Cage the Elephant.

"STONE TEMPLE PILOTS" -- the Grammy Award-winning band's first all-new collection in close to a decade -- is currently the #1 rock album in the country. The band will bookend the upcoming trek with headline appearances at a pair of North American festivals: Canada's annual Rock On The Range on Saturday, August 7th at Winnipeg's Canada Inns Stadium; and the Arizona Fall Frenzy '10, slated for Friday, September 17th at Phoenix' Tempe Beach Park. In addition, the band will headline the annual Rock 'N Rev Festival in Sturgis, South Dakota on Wednesday, August 11th and 89.7 The River's "River Riot 2010" at Council Bluffs, Iowa's Westfair Amphitheater on Saturday, August 14th. For up-to-the-minute tour information, please see

Stone Temple Pilots -- who will spend the early part of their summer on the other side of the Atlantic, hitting Europe for a series of long awaited headline shows and festival performances -- heralded the release of the acclaimed "STONE TEMPLE PILOTS" with a rare club appearance at New York City's Gramercy Theatre, followed by headline performances at a number of early summer radio festivals. The band also made high-profile TV appearances performing on Late Show with David Letterman and two consecutive nights on Jimmy Kimmel Live! What's more, Live From Chicago -- an all-new concert special presented by StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace -- recently received multiple airings on a variety of MTV networks, including MTV2, VH1, and Palladia.

Produced by Stone Temple Pilots and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge (Green Day, Dave Matthews Band, My Chemical Romance), "STONE TEMPLE PILOTS" sees one of rock's greatest bands continuing to explore their enduring approach to music -- melding big riffs, classic pop hooks, and the restless experimentalism of glam, punk, and psychedelia.

Among the album's many highlights is the raucous first single, "Between The Lines." The track has proven a rock radio sensation, recently spending four weeks as the #1 track at Mainstream Rock radio outlets nationwide, as well as three weeks atop the Modern Rock airplay charts. In addition, the "Between The Lines" companion video can be seen regularly on MTV2 and Fuse's No. 1 Countdown. The clip -- as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes footage -- is streaming now at Furthermore, a new single, "Take a Load Off" is set to impact at multi-format rock radio outlets everywhere later this month. A companion video is currently in production.

Stone Temple Pilots has received rapturous press coverage upon their recent return to action, including a cover feature in the latest issue of Spin. What's more, "STONE TEMPLE PILOTS" has drawn instant critical acclamation, with Spin hailing the collection as "a heavy basher with big, snarling yet melodic choruses with a shot of nostalgia." USA Today praised "the band's signature mix of bluesy psychedelic guitar rock and Scott Weiland's glam grunge wail," while Rolling Stone commended the "twisty Led Zep-style guitar riffs from Dean DeLeo, throaty choruses and cool, unexpected flashes of Beatles psychedelia."

A dominant force in rock music since the early '90s, Stone Temple Pilots proved one of the most accomplished and iconic bands of their generation, racking up 15 Billboard Top 10 singles -- 6 of which hit #1 -- and total sales in excess of 35 million albums worldwide. The California-based band went on hiatus in 2002, following the release of the critically acclaimed "SHANGRI-LA DEE DA," ultimately reuniting for a massive 2008 concert tour encompassing more than 65 dates across North America.

Among their many accolades, Stone Temple Pilots received a "Best Hard Rock Performance with Vocal" Grammy Award for their #1 Mainstream Rock smash, "Plush." Other honors bestowed upon the band over the years include additional Grammy award nominations, two American Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award, two Billboard Video Awards, and an MTV Video Music Award. 

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All Dates Feat. Cage The Elephant Except *

7   Winnipeg, MAN   Rock On The Range *
10   Denver, CO   Red Rocks Amphitheatre
11   Sturgis, SD   Rock 'N Rev *
14   Council Bluffs, IA   89.7 The River's River Riot 2010 *
16   Milwaukee, WI   The Rave
17   Columbus OH   LC Pavilion
19   Grand Rapids, MI   Deltaplex
20   Chicago, IL   Charter One Pavilion
22   Cleveland, OH   Tower City Amphitheatre
25   Cincinnati, OH   PNC Pavilion
26   Detroit, MI   Fox Theatre
28   Pittsburgh, PA   First Niagara Amphitheatre
29   Toronto, ONT   Air Canada Centre
31   Uncasville, CT   Mohegan Sun Casino
1   Boston, MA   Bank of America Pavilion
3   Atlantic City, NJ   The Borgata
4   Wantagh, NY   Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater
5   Holmdel, NJ   PNC Bank Arts Center

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