Stone Temple Pilots Reunite For 65 City North American Tour

One of this summer’s most highly-anticipated music announcements has arrived.  Stone Temple Pilots have officially revealed that the band will be reuniting and will launch a massive 2008 concert tour encompassing over 65 dates and hitting all corners of North America. Marking the first national tour for Stone Temple Pilots in almost eight years, the 65 date stretch will bring the iconic band’s charismatic musicianship and exhilarating live shows to amphitheatres across North America. The tour is scheduled to kick off May 17th with the band headlining the Rock on the Range Festival in Columbus, OH and will continue through November 2008.
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Stone Temple Pilots will celebrate the announcement of their reunion tour with an exclusive launch event, sponsored by Spin Magazine and Citi’s Private Pass Program to benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, that will include a private performance for a select group of contest winners and fans at a secret location in California's Hollywood Hills. The full list of 2008 tour dates will be announced at the event. A select # of tickets for the April 7th event will be available for purchase by going to www.vh1savethemusic.com, with all proceeds from the sale going to the charity. In addition, beginning, April 3rd, Citi’s Private Pass Program, available at www.privatepass.citi.com, will be offering a limited number of Gold and Platinum VIP packages to this exclusive, private event including tickets, exclusive merchandise and meet and greet experiences. Following the launch event, the reunited outfit will make their first national LIVE appearance on the The Late Show With Jimmy Kimmel on May 1st.

Also on April 7th Stone Temple Pilots will launch a new website and an official fan club program that will give members exclusive access to presale tickets for the band's upcoming tour. VIP ticket packages that include premium seating will be available for fans who are seeking a unique concert experience. A brand new line of STP merchandise will be available soon.

Founded in 1992, Stone Temple Pilots-- Scott Weiland, vocals; Dean DeLeo, guitars; Robert DeLeo, bass; and Eric Kretz, drums—have been a dominant force in rock music since their inception. The group’s impressively extensive and top-selling music has cemented their standing as one of the most successful rock groups of all time having sold more than 35 million albums worldwide. The band’s immense and distinguished catalog includes five critically acclaimed studio albums have spanned countless hits including 1994’s Purple, which went to #1 on Billboard Magazine’s Top 200 Album Chart, six #1 singles and fifteen Top 10 singles on the Billboard charts. The band won a Grammy Award in 1994 for “Best Hard Rock Performance” for its song “Plush.” 

2008 North American tour dates will be announced Tuesday April 8th. Stay tuned to www.stonetemplepilots.com for further details.

About the VH1 Save The Music Foundation
Since 1997, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation has successfully restored and sustained instrumental music programs in 1,500 public schools in 100 communities across the country, including Memphis, Houston, Chicago, New York, Denver, Baltimore and Milwaukee. Over the past 10 years, various artists and celebrities have shown their devotion to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation by partnering with the organization as they’ve reached out to struggling school districts across the country. Celebrities including Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Sting, Billy Joel, Kiefer Sutherland, John Legend, Rob Thomas, Alicia Keys, and Jewel have donated their time and efforts to the organization in attempts to raise awareness about the importance of music in a child’s education. To date, The Foundation has provided more than $40 million in new musical instruments, affecting the lives of more than 1 million children. For more information on the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, please visit www.vh1savethemusic.com.

About Citi
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