Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Scott Weiland's new band

Scott Weiland and his band the Wildabouts will release their debut album on March 31. 

Titled Blaster, the album features 12 tracks; all but one were written by Weiland. A tour in support of the new project begins in February. Tickets go on sale Jan. 9 for the first 13 shows (see itinerary below).

Additional shows will be added. The Grammy winning, multi-platinum selling former Stone Temple Pilots frontman and his band already have previously announced shows at SXSW, the Sundance Film Festival and additional festival dates.

Weiland and the Wildabouts - guitarist Jeremy Brown, bassist Tommy Black, and drummer Danny Thompson - toured for several months in 2013, then went to Weiland’s Southern California studio and rehearsal space to write and record what would eventually become

“The album has its own distinctive sound,” says Weiland, “but it also can entice those Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver fans who have stuck by me. Over the years, I’ve gone back and forth between art records and being in a band. This is a hybrid. What we’ve come up with is really heavy, slinky, and sexy. There’s a lot of fuzz. The best way to describe it is ‘Furry’.” I knew I wanted to make a rock record,” proclaims Weiland. “It all just came together."

Weiland released his memoir Not Dead & Not for Sale in 2011. 


2/22/15: Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock
2/24/15: Denver, CO – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
2/26/15: Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
2/27/15: Chicago, IL – Double Door
2/28/15: Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
3/2/15: Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
3/3/15: Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
3/6/15: Orlando, FL – The Social
3/7/15: Destin, FL – Club LA
3/10/15: New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
3/12/15: Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
3/13/15: Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
3/14/15: Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

Additional festival dates:

4/25/15: Welcome to Rockville – Jacksonville, FL
5/16/15: Rock on the Range – Colombus OH
5/30/15: BottleRock Music Festival – Napa Valley

1 comment:

ida said...

I must say, I like the "slinky and sexy" part. ;-)

Wishing him the best for the new CD with this latest band line-up. I'd love to catch him live again, on the condition that he show up on stage within at least an hour of the promised time! :-/ The 2-hour show delays from a few years ago wore thin very quickly.