Stone Temple Pilots have revealed that vocalist Jeff Gutt will be undergoing surgery for a “severely herniated disc.” As a result, the band’s upcoming acoustic tour has been cancelled.
The group commented:
“We are sorry to announce that we must cancel the upcoming Perdida acoustic tour. Our brother Jeff has a severely herniated disc and doctors have advised immediate surgery which will require weeks of recovery time and physical therapy.
Thankfully Jeff is expected to make a full recovery and we will continue with our Australian tour with Live and Bush in April, the summer tour with Nickelback, and we hope to reschedule the Perdida tour later this year.
Everyone who purchased tickets for the Perdida tour will get full refunds for their tickets at point of purchase.
Thank you all for your understanding. We love you all and hope to see you on the road again soon.”
As previously reported, Stone Temple Pilots’ new album “Perdida” will be released on February 7.
Stone Temple Pilots have premiered a new song titled “Fare Thee Well.” This track is from the band’s new acoustic album “Perdida,” which will be released on February 7.
“Perdida” Track Listing:
01. “Fare Thee Well”
02. “Three Wishes”
04. “I Didn’t Know The Time”
06. “She’s My Queen”
07. “Miles Away”
08. “You Found Yourself While Losing Your Heart”
09. “I Once Sat At Your Table”
In other news, the band have also announced a North American tour:
02/05 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
02/07 Snoqualmie, WA – Snoqualmie Casino
02/08 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
02/09 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
02/12 San Francisco, CA – Herbst Theatre
02/13 Beverly Hills, CA – Saban Theatre
02/15 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
02/17 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
02/19 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
02/21 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
02/22 Covington, KY – Madison Theatre
02/25 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
02/27 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
02/29 Atlantic City, NJ – Tropicana
03/01 Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre
During an interview with Loudwire, Stone Temple Pilots drummer Eric Kretz talked a bit about the band’s upcoming album. According to him, the group “kind of tapped into [their] love of folk music” while recording the effort.
Kretz said the following:
“It’s a beautiful record. It’s different in that — every record we’ve done has some really hard-hitting songs and we usually open every album with it, whereas this one doesn’t have loud, hard-hitting songs. We really tapped into an emotional side of ourselves and took it to do the whole record that way.”
“[There’s] a wicked flute solo! It’s so cool. We kind of tapped into our love of folk music that we grew up on in the ’60s and ’70s and put some lush electric guitars on top of that sound.”
“It was very organic. Originally, we were gonna do a couple of songs…we just delved in to knock out a whole record back in March.”
“It was basically like painting in the studio, this record more so, because it was just so many beautiful layers of colors. It’s just pure musicianship and beautiful songwriting.”
Kretz also seemed to suggest that the band are planning to promote the record with a different kind of touring, but there is not too many details regarding that.
Stone Temple Pilots are streaming a remastered version of their cover of The Beach Boys’ “She Knows Me Too Well.” This track is from the new 25th anniversary edition of “Purple“, which is now set to be released on October 18.
Stone Temple Pilots are streaming a live version of “Meatplow” from the new 25th anniversary edition of “Purple“, which is set to be released tomorrow (September 13). The track was recorded during the band’s August 23, 1994 show at the New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New Haven, CT.