Alternative and grunge legends Stone Temple Pilots recently announced a sizable North American tour that will co-star Rival Sons. The announcement came just a few days ago, and Dean DeLeo immediately followed up the news by voiving his excitement. “They don’t make them like this anymore,” he said, in reference to two huge bands who could easily headline shows on their own coming together for a massive night of fun. The run will extend throughout September and October and stage shows from coast-to-coast. An array of STP/Rival Sons 2019 Tour Tickets are available to all rock fans now.
30 Years in the Making
Stone Temple Pilots initially formed in 1989, a magical year in the midst of a small era that served as a launching pad for several alternative and grunge bands up-and-down the West Coast. Thanks in large part to Nirvana, many grunge fans associate the genre with the great Northwest, most specifically the city of Seattle. But there were big things going down in Southern California during these times as well, and Stone Temple Pilots was formed in San Diego in the final year of the awesome 1980s.
Fast-forward to the modern era, and they are getting ready to celebrate a full 30 years of existence with this tour. The fact that they are going to sellout all shows easily is a testament to the fact that they are still very much major players in the entertainment scene. Thousands of bands formed in California, Washington and Oregon in the late 80s and early 90s, hoping to create a signature sound and become true rock stars. Only a few hundred ever reached a high enough status to release an album, and only a dozen or so of those were able to carve out a kind living. Stone Temple Pilots represents a band that started from scratch during a very uncertain time and rose to global prominence and superstar status.Rival Sons
They are one of the few modern rock bands who have experienced success on both sides of the technological fence. They sold massive amounts of CDs, cassette tapes and albums throughout the 1990s following the release of their initial studio album entitled Core in 1992 and the follow-up entitled Purple in 1994. They had four studio albums under their belt by the time the 20th century shifted into the 21st, and they have produced three since, the most recent coming last year as a follow-up to a self-entitled album that was originally released in 2010. Throughout this time, they have been nominated for a slew of awards, getting additional on-stage exposure thanks to Billboard, the Grammys and Pollstar in 1993 and 1994.
Rival Sons have been categorized as blues rock, hard rock and good old-fashioned rock ‘n roll. They sprang onto the scene approximately 20 years after STP did so, so they began their careers far after the era where music was fueled by record stores, word-of-mouth and friends copying cassette tapes. They were launched in the full-scale digital era, and they have done very well in the years since.
A total of six studio albums have been released spanning the last decade, the most recent coming in late-January of this year. The last three studio albums recorded by Rival Sons have reached #1 on the US Heat Charts, an indication of their high-ranking popularity among artists who have steadily developed a following over the last few years. They’re going to get a lot of incredible real-world experience on this upcoming run of shows co-starring Stone Temple Pilots that will begin in Baltimore, Maryland on the evening of September 13.
North American Stops
The popular Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, New Jersey will host the tour on the evening of September 15, before it makes its way to The Met Philadelphia for a performance inside of the large and iconic venue on the evening of September 19. New York, New York is the dream locale of many performers and bands, since the idea of performing inside of the iconic entertainment epicenter of the world was outlined in brilliant fashion by Frank Sinatra in the 1950s.
Closing out September with shows in Chicago, Detroit and New Orleans is about the most grandiose way to say goodbye to summer, and these three performances are among the most highly anticipated on the upcoming medium-sized run. Chicago’s show will take place on September 25 at the Aragon Ballroom, followed by the Detroit performance at the Michigan Lottery Amphitheater on September 27. After the one-day-break trend continues, the New Orleans performance will go down inside of The Fillmore on September 29. All fans interested in purchasing tickets to one or more of these exclusive and highly-anticipated September Stone Temple Pilots / Rival Sons tour dates can easily do so now.
The month of October will feature just five tour dates that span the first of the month to the ninth of the month, but the short list includes two shows in the great state of Texas, one in Las Vegas, one in Arizona and one in Southern California. Houston’s Revention Music Center will host a performance on the evening of October 1, before the tour takes its customary day off and lands in Irving for a performance at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory on the third.
Every great tour involves a show in Las Vegas, and STP and Rival Sons will play an October 6 performance at The Joint inside of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The Phoenix date will go down after one day off on October 8, inside of Comerica Theater. From there, the grouping of talented rockers ranging in age from mid-50s to mid-30s will stage a grand finale at the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater at San Diego State University on October 9. All fans interested in securing tickets to the shows that will help make the final days of summer and the first weeks of fall wonderful and memorable can easily do so now.