Stone Temple Pilots have announced that they will be touring the US this September with Linkin Park front-man, Chester Bennington, replacing sacked Scott Weiland. The group fired original singer Weiland in February, and later him over the use of the band’s name and back catalogue in his solo tour.

The band have also announced that they plan to release a new EP this autumn, again with Bennington. Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine Bennington said “When you get together and put a new piece in, there’s a whole different energy,” . “For us the creative juices have just been flowing – we’ve been writing, we have tons of great ideas.”

The Stone Temple Pilots tour dates are as follows…

4th Spetember – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Events Center
6th Spetember – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
7th Spetember – Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues
9th Spetember – House of Blues
10th Spetember – Huntington, NY – Paramount
13th Spetember – Oklahoma City, OK – Downtown Airpark (with Mötley Crüe)
14th Spetember – Newkirk, OK – First Council Casino
17th Spetember – Sunrise, FL – BB & T Center (Florida Panthers Event)
18th Spetember – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
20th Spetember – Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium
21st Spetember – Ft Myers, FL – Shockwave Festival at Jet Blue Park
24th Spetember – Midland, TX – La Hacienda Event Center
26th Spetember – Tempe, AZ – Marquee
27th Spetember – Las Vegas, NV – Freemont Street Experience

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