PILOTS CAN!

Scott Weiland and Dean DeLeo turn a signing session into something a bit more special...

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman SCOTT WEILAND and guitarist DEAN DeLEO performed an acoustic gig at the SAINT MORITZ nightclub in LONDON’s SOHO on Saturday (June 9).

One hundred and forty fans crammed into the basement venue to hear the band’s new album ‘Shangri-La-Dee-Da’ played back over the PA before the two took the stage at around half past midnight.

The evening was originally supposed to be purely a signing session, but the pair decided to set up and play an acoustic set, which consisted of ten songs.

Tracks played from their new album included ‘Wonderful’, a love song which Weiland dedicated to his wife, ‘Too Cool Queenie’, ‘Long Way Home’ and ‘Days Of The Week’, which he revealed will be the first single off the album. He also said that ‘Wonderful’ will be a future single.

Older material in the set included ‘Creep’, ‘Vasoline’, ‘Interstate Love Song’ and ‘Plush’.

Weiland apologised for not having visited the UK for so long, referring to his long-running court troubles, which saw him sentenced to probation in 1997 after being found in possession of heroin and subsequently spending time in and out of court-imposed rehab.

He later explained: “I suppose getting arrested a lot means you get to tour a lot less and the long arm of the law wouldn’t let me cross the pond.”

Weiland also revealed that the band will be returning to the UK for full gigs in August and September.

After the set, Weiland and DeLeo stayed on to sign posters for fans.

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