Stone Temple Pilots plotting extensive tour

Tue Apr 1, 2008 5:45am EDT
 
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By Mitchell Peters

LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - The recently reunited Stone Temple Pilots will next week announce plans for a summer tour of more than 50 amphitheaters, sources said.

The L.A. rock group has already confirmed a handful of festival dates, beginning with the Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, Ohio, on May 17-18.

Further details about STP's tour will be announced during an April 7 news conference at the Harry Houdini Estate in Los Angeles. It is still unclear whether the band will record new material.

Rock on the Range will be Stone Temple Pilots' first show since 2002, when it played 13 concerts to promote its final album, 2001's "Shangri-La Dee Da."

Singer Scott Weiland went on to co-found Velvet Revolver, which is about to conclude a European tour in support of its second album. But he and drummer Matt Sorum are engaged in a public feud, casting doubt on the outfit's future.

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<p>The band "Stone Temple Pilots" pose backstage at the "Come Together: A Night For John Lennon's Words &amp; Music" concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York, October 2, 2001. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen JC/JP</p>