Stone Temple Pilots To Perform Entire “Core” Album On Upcoming Fall Tour
Long-time rock quartet Stone Temple Pilots front man Scott Weiland recently revealed to the public that the band will be playing their debut album, Core, in its entirety on their fall U.S. tour. This will be something different for the band as well as fans, and will be like a blast from the past, especially for dedicated fans who have been there since day one. It will be an appropriate commemoration for Core as well, as this year will mark 20 years since its release.
Coredebuted on September 29, 1992 (wow, I was only four!) via Atlantic Records. Despite it being their first album ever, it goes down in history as their best ever. It peaked at the no. 1 spot on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, and at no. 3 on the Billboard 200. It was certified eight times platinum by the RIAA. The album also produced four singles: “Sex Type Thing,” “Plush,” “Wicked Garden” and “Creep.”
We’re going to play the album in its entirety. I think it’ll be really fun, because the one thing that I got tired of was sort of playing the same basic set list every night. It was like, ‘the hits.’ This way, it’s something different, and I think it will be cool, Weiland told the magazine.
The trek will commemorate the smash album’s 20th anniversary and will feature songs Stone Temple Pilots haven’t played in years: What comes to mind is the first song that we ever wrote with all of us in the band, when we had our first rehearsal with Dean [DeLeo]. He had this guitar riff that turned into ‘Where the River Goes.’ We haven’t played that song in a long time, so I’m looking forward to that.
The fall tour dates are yet to be announced, but check back with Q103 often to make sure you get the first scoop on the tour’s dates and times.
What song do you want to hear from STP?