Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Stone Temple Pilots cancel all shows to complete new album

The Stone Temple Pilots have cancelled all upcoming live dates so that they can complete work on a new studio album.

Promoters for Australia’s Soundwave Festival posted the news on Wednesday.

“The recording of the new album has now gone beyond schedule,” began the statement on the festival's website, “and sadly, the availability of the recording studio, engineers and the producer - or lack thereof - dictates that the band have had to cancel their upcoming engagements.”

Australia’s The Living End will replace STP on the Soundwave festival dates, which start February 22 in Brisbane.

Tickets for the STP sideshows (February 25 in Sydney and February 26 in Melbourne) are now refundable from the point of purchase.

STP were also scheduled to perform at the Dubai Jazz Festival on February 13; promoters for the event have yet to confirm STP’s cancellation as of press time.

Following the firing of Scott Weiland last year, STP regrouped with new singer Chester Bennington of Linkin Park.

The band released an EP, “High Rise”, last fall; the project debuted at No. 24 on the US Billboard 200 chart following first week sales of 12,000 copies.

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