Stone Temple Pilots' Family Arena Show is Canceled
Family Arena just announced that Stone Temple Pilots' September 30 show is canceled. Says the venue:
Atlantic recording group Stone Temple Pilots today announced that they have re-routed a portion of their upcoming U.S. tour dates. Beginning September 21 in El Paso, TX the band will take a short break and resume in mid-October in Florida.
We regret to inform you that the Stone Temple Pilots concert scheduled for Thursday, September 30th at The Family Arena has been canceled, and will not be rescheduled. A face value refund will be issued. Tickets purchased online will automatically receive the refund on the credit card that was originally used. It may take 2-5 business days for this credit to appear in your account. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact MetroTix by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 314-534-1111, or 1-800-293-5949.
Perhaps this has something to do with the erratic behavior Scott Weiland demonstrated at the band's Houston show last weekend. Our sister paper, the Houston Press, reported that an hour passed between openers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and STP taking the stage -- and when the band did start playing, Weiland wasn't quite right:
A report about Sunday night cannot come without word on Weiland's condition onstage, in light of his lateness. He seemed off mentally, a little too meandering and talkative, bringing up his own past drug and alcohol abuse. At one point he did claim that he traded the hard stuff for boozing.
We can't say what was the exact story Sunday night, other than yes, he did seem a tad touched. This did nothing to alter his performance, though, with his trademark jigging and juking remaining intact throughout the night.