Venue: The Pearl
4321 W. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: June 1, 2013
Show Times: 8pm
Age Restriction: 6
$43.65 - $80.60
Southern California-born Scott Weiland has been a major force in the music industry for nearly three decades.
In 1986, he met bassist Robert DeLeo. A short time later the pair formed the band Mighty Joe Young with the addition of DeLeo's brothers. They recorded a demo tape in 1990. Atlantic Records quickly signed the band, but their name had to be changed because it was already taken. Several unsuccessful names were broached (all with the initials "S," "T" and "P") before they settled on Stone Temple Pilots.
Weiland is best known as their frontman. The group's 1992 debut album "Core" spawned four hits, and the 1994 release "Purple" was another big success. Weiland went on hiatus soon after that and formed the alternative rock band Magnificent Bastards. He returned to Stone Temple Pilots in 1998 and remained with the group (while also releasing solo projects) until 2002, when an altercation at the end of the Shangri-La Dee Da tour led to their demise.
From 2003 to 2008, Weiland was involved with Velvet Revolver, a band comprised of former Guns N' Roses members (Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum) as well as Dave Kushner from Wasted Youth. Their first album "Contraband" was released in 2004, debuting at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200. Velvet Revolver released a second album, "Libertad," in 2007.
Problems with Velvet Revolver led to Weiland's departure in 2008. He then returned to a reborn Stone Temple Pilots and stayed with them until being fired in February of this year.
As always, Weiland has continued to thrive on the solo trek. He and his current band, The Wildabouts, just completed a swing through the East Coast and Midwest as part of his Purple at the Core tour. Weiland recently announced he'll be bringing this tour to the West Coast, including Las Vegas, for a series of dates.
It's a great chance to see one of music's most respected and prolific -- as well as most controversial -- artists live. Weiland's powerful songwriting and stage presence are sure to be memorable.