Stone Temple Pilots cancel a dozen shows; Tampa gig still on for now
Fool us once, Scott Weiland, shame on you. Fool us twice ... actually, no one would be surprised by that. You're just that great of a guy.
Stone Temple Pilots have canceled a dozen shows on their current fall tour following bizarre behavior and onstage rants by Weiland in Texas. (Video from the concert shows Weiland rambling about drinking again, and this report from the Houston Press alleges that Weiland may have been lip-synching at another tour stop in Ohio.)
How does this affect Tampa Bay fans? It's not quite clear yet. STP's website still lists their Oct. 8 gig at the St. Pete Times Forum as intact -- in fact, it's scheduled to be the first show back after this current hiatus. But that doesn't mean much, because based on recent history, any given Stone Temple Pilots concert could be canceled at a moment's notice, for any reason. It should just say that on the ticket.
From STP's website:
Atlantic recording group Stone Temple Pilots today announced that they have re-routed a portion of their upcoming U.S. tour dates. Beginning tonight in El Paso, TX the band will take a short break and resume in mid-October in Florida. All purchased tickets will be honored for the re-scheduled shows. For a full listing of tour dates which will continue through the end of the year please visit the tour page.
Forum officials tell us the Tampa gig -- the kickoff to the Tampa Bay Lightning's home opening weekend -- is still on. Take that for what it's worth.
We'll update you with any news about this show, which we're really looking forward to, but which is starting to look like it might just be a must-see train wreck. Click here for tickets, but, you know ... caveat emptor.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Getty Images.