Monday, December 2, 2019

Stone Temple Pilots announce acoustic album and tour

Stone Temple Pilots have announced details for a new acoustic album, “Perdida”, and a companion unplugged North American tour.

Due February 7, the project – which will mark singer Jeff Gutt’s second studio release with the band following a 2018 self-titled record – is billed as taking “listeners on an emotional and musical journey through letting go and starting over.”

“You have to live it to write it,” says guitarist Dean DeLeo. “And this record is a reflection of where we’ve been recently.”

Bassist Robert DeLeo says "Perdida" (Spanish for ‘loss’) shows how music has helped them process grief, search for meaning and, ultimately, create something beautiful from the pain.

“When I’ve gone through things in my life,” explains the rocker, “I’ve found that sitting down and having an honest conversation with my guitar is the best therapy.”

“Recording an acoustic album like Perdida is something the band has wanted to do for many years,” adds drummer Eric Kretz. “We performed on ‘MTV Unplugged’ in 1993, and we usually play acoustic mini-sets on tour, so when Robert and Dean started playing their new songs for us during our tour last year, we knew right away they would be perfect for an acoustic album.”

“Perdida” is being previewed with a stream of the lead single, “Fare Thee Well.”

The songs that open and close the album – “Fare Thee Well” and “Sunburst” respectively – are fitting bookends, according to Gutt.

“They really capture the emotional journey that takes place on this album,” says the singer. “It starts with saying goodbye on ‘Fare Thee Well’ and ends with a new beginning on ‘Sunburst.’ It’s a melancholy record, but it ends on a hopeful note.”

Stone Temple Pilots will launch "An Evening With" acoustic tour in early 2020 with a month-long series of North American dates that are set to begin in Vancouver, BC on February 5.

An artist presale starts Tuesday, December 3 at 10 am local time and a Live Nation presale begins Thursday, December 5 at 10 am local time, with general public tickets available Friday, December 6 at 10 am local time.

Stone Temple Pilots

Release date: February 7

01. Fare Thee Well
02. Three Wishes
03. Perdida
04. I Didn't Know The Time
05. Years
06. She's My Queen
07. Miles Away
08. You Found Yourself While Losing Your Heart
09. I Once Sat At Your Table
10. Sunburst

Stone Temple Pilots
"An Evening With"

2020 North American tour

Feb 05 - Vancouver, B.C. @ Commodore Ballroom
Feb 07 - Snoqualmie, WA @ Snoqualmie Casino
Feb 08 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Feb 09 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Feb 12 - San Francisco, CA @ Herbst Theatre
Feb 13 - Beverly Hills, CA @ Saban Theater
Feb 15 - Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
Feb 17 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
Feb 19 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
Feb 21 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
Feb 22 - Covington, KY @ Madison Theater
Feb 25 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Feb 27 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Feb 29 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Tropicana
Mar 01 - Boston, MA @ The Wilbur Theatre

See also:

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Stone Temple Pilots stream demo of rare Beach Boys track
Stone Temple Pilots preview Purple reissue with vintage Meatplow live recording
Stone Temple Pilots stream 1994 live version of Interstate Love Song
Search Stone Temple Pilots at hennemusic