Thursday, September 5, 2013

VIDEO: Stone Temple Pilots kick off North American tour with Chester Bennington

Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington kicked off their North American tour Wednesday night in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and video from opening night has surfaced.

“What a first night!!!! Thank you everyone!!!! It was a blast!!!!” posted the band following the 17-song performance.

Dustin Schoof at Leigh Valley Live reports Bennington sounded like [former lead singer] Scott Weiland. He even moved like Scott Weiland. All that was missing was the megaphone.

Bennington made no mention of Weiland, preferring to let his vocal skills and the music do the talking for him. Later in the evening, he did, however, thank the crowd for coming to show their support and the band's "new direction."

The songs sounded tighter, crisper and had a little more pop and sizzle to them. Bennington, singing at a slightly higher register than Weiland's smoky, deeper tone, blended right in with the mix.

It didn't seem to matter who was manning the controls. Based on the loud "S-T-P" chants echoing throughout the room, it was clear that fans were happy just to see Stone Temple Pilots flying high once again.

The group will release a new EP entitled “High Rise” on October 8.

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Sands Bethlehem Event Center – Bethlehem, PA – September 4, 2013

01. Down
02. Big Bang Baby
03. Vasoline
04. Dead & Bloated
05. Out Of Time
06. Silvergun Superman
07. Church On Tuesday
08. Big Empty
09. Sour Girl
10. Interstate Love Song
11. Pop's Love Suicide
12. Hollywood Bitch
13. Sex Type Thing
14. Sex And Violence

15. Wicked Garden
16. Piece Of Pie
17. Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart

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