SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

March 01, 2010 14:43 ET

Stone Temple Pilots Return With Self-Produced Eponymous New Album, Their First in Close to a Decade; Extensive 2010 Worldwide Tour Itinerary Takes off at SXSW; "Stone Temple Pilots" Lands Everywhere May 25th

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 1, 2010) - Atlantic recording group Stone Temple Pilots has announced the upcoming release of their hugely anticipated new album. "STONE TEMPLE PILOTS" -- the Grammy Award-winning band's first all-new collection in close to a decade -- will arrive in stores and at all online retailers around the globe on May 25th.

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 biggest bands continuing to explore their enduring approach to music -- melding big rock riffs, classic pop hooks, and the restless experimentalism of glam, punk, and psychedelia.

Stone Temple Pilots -- Scott Weiland, Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo, and Eric Kretz -- will introduce fans to the new album at their first live date of 2010, performing as part of the annual South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, Texas. The show -- slated for Thursday, March 18th at the famed Austin Music Hall, and presented by StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace -- kicks off an extensive worldwide 2010 schedule for STP, with U.S. dates, radio festivals, and a European tour slated to follow (see itinerary below). A full-scale North American summer tour will also be announced in the coming weeks -- for up-to-the-minute news and ticket information, please see www.stonetemplepilots.com.

"STONE TEMPLE PILOTS" follows Stone Temple Pilots' previous Atlantic releases: their RIAA 8x-platinum debut, "CORE" (1992), the 6x-platinum "PURPLE" (1994), the double-platinum "TINY MUSIC... SONGS FROM THE VATICAN GIFT SHOP" (1996), the platinum-certified "No. 4" (1999), the gold-certified "SHANGRI-LA DEE DA" (2001), and the greatest hits CD/DVD anthology, "THANK YOU" (2003).

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.

For further news and information, please visit www.stonetemplepilots.com.

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

                STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
                  On Tour 2010

MARCH
18     Austin, TX             Austin Music Hall -- SXSW
19     Bossier City, LA       Horseshoe Casino
20     Thackerville, OK       WinStar Casino
22     Kansas City, MO        Midland Theatre
24     Sioux City, IA         Tyson Events Centre
26     Milwaukee, WI          Eagles Ballroom
27     Chicago, IL            Riviera Theatre
30     Louisville, KY         Palace Theater
31     Detroit, MI            Fillmore

MAY
23     Camden, NJ             Susquehanna Bank Center

Contact Information