Stone Temple Pilots Teams With JVC for “The Perfect VIP Experience”; Sweepstakes Offers Fans the Chance to Win an Exclusive VIP Grand Prize for Each Stop on the Superstar Rock Band’s Upcoming Summer-Fall Tour; Hugely Anticipated Tour Kicks Off August 10th at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre
NEW YORK, New York–(Marketwire ) – Atlantic recording group Stone Temple Pilots are teaming up with JVC to offer “The Perfect VIP Experience” sweepstakes to one winner and a guest at each date on their upcoming North American tour. The eagerly anticipated tour begins August 10th at Denver’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre and then continues through early September, with more dates to follow (see below itinerary).
“The Perfect VIP Experience” sweepstakes offers fans across the country the chance to win an extraordinary grand prize for each stop on the Stone Temple Pilots tour. Winners will receive two VIP concert tickets — located somewhere in the first 10 rows — as well as a JVC Everio or Picsio video camera and a meet-and-greet photo opportunity with one of the band members after the show. Prizewinners will be encouraged to use their new JVC video camera to take still pictures and videos at the show that may then be featured on Stone Temple Pilots’ own Facebook page, www.facebook.com/pages/Stone-Temple-Pilots/134914122905. Launched July 19th, “The Perfect VIP Experience” contest can be entered on the official JVC U.S.A. Facebook page, located at www.jvc.com/winstptix.
To get fans even more excited, JVC and Stone Temple Pilots recently posted a very special live video of the raucous hit single, “Between The Lines,” featured on the band’s blockbuster new album, “STONE TEMPLE PILOTS.” The clip, filmed live at their recent club appearance at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre, can be viewed at www.jvc.com/betweenthelines/.
Meanwhile, VIP ticket packages for the upcoming tour remain available for purchase via www.stonetemplepilots.com, including a “Stone Temple Pilots Exclusive Photo Pass Package,” a “Stone Temple Pilots Backstage Experience Package,” and a “Stone Temple Pilots Premium Ticket Package.” For complete details — as well as ticket availability info for all shows — please visit www.ticketmaster.com/Stone-Temple-Pilots-tickets/artist/752624.
Stone Temple Pilots — Scott Weiland, Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo, and Eric Kretz — will be bookending the impending trek with headline appearances at a pair of North American festies: Canada’s annual Rock On The Range on Saturday, August 7th at Winnipeg’s Canad Inns Stadium; and the Arizona Fall Frenzy ’10, slated for Friday, September 17th at Phoenix’ Tempe Beach Park. In addition, the band will headline the annual Rock ‘N Rev Festival in Sturgis, South Dakota on Wednesday, August 11th and 89.7 The River’s “River Riot 2010” at Council Bluffs, Iowa’s Westfair Amphitheater on Saturday, August 14th.
“STONE TEMPLE PILOTS” — the Grammy Award-winning band’s first all-new collection in close to a decade — made an explosive Billboard 200 chart debut upon its May release, confirming the band’s status as the #1 rock ‘n’ roll band in the country. Produced by Stone Temple Pilots and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge (Green Day, Dave Matthews Band, My Chemical Romance), the album sees STP continuing to explore their enduring approach to music — melding big riffs, classic pop hooks, and the restless experimentalism of glam, punk, and psychedelia.
What’s more, “STONE TEMPLE PILOTS” has drawn copious critical acclamation, with Spin hailing the collection as “a heavy basher with big, snarling yet melodic choruses with a shot of nostalgia.” USA Today praised “the band’s signature mix of bluesy psychedelic guitar rock and Scott Weiland’s glam grunge wail,” while Rolling Stone commended the “twisty Led Zep-style guitar riffs from Dean DeLeo, throaty choruses and cool, unexpected flashes of Beatles psychedelia.”
The band’s new single, “Take A Load Off,” is set to impact at multi-format rock radio outlets everywhere later this month. A companion video is currently in production.
Having heralded “STONE TEMPLE PILOTS” with a rare club appearance at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre, the band spent their early summer making headline performances at a number of major US radio festivals. Stone Temple Pilots also made high-profile TV appearances on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live and are set to perform on NBC’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno on July 29th.
“STONE TEMPLE PILOTS” follows Stone Temple Pilots’ previous Atlantic releases: their RIAA 8x-platinum debut, “CORE” (1992), the 6x-platinum “PURPLE”(1994), the double-platinum “TINY MUSIC… SONGS FROM THE VATICAN GIFT SHOP” (1996), the platinum-certified “No. 4” (1999), the gold-certified “SHANGRI-LA DEE DA” (2001), and the greatest hits CD/DVD anthology, “THANK YOU” (2003).
A dominant force in rock music since the early ’90s, Stone Temple Pilots proved one of the most accomplished and iconic bands of their generation, racking up 15 Billboard Top 10 singles — 6 of which hit #1 — and total sales in excess of 35 million albums worldwide. The California-based band went on hiatus in 2002, following the release of the critically acclaimed “SHANGRI-LA DEE DA,” ultimately reuniting for a massive 2008 concert tour encompassing more than 65 dates across North America.
Among their many accolades, Stone Temple Pilots received a “Best Hard Rock Performance with Vocal” Grammy Award for their #1 Mainstream Rock smash, “Plush.” Other honors bestowed upon the band over the years include additional Grammy award nominations, two American Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award, two Billboard Video Awards, and an MTV Video Music Award.
Tickets are available here
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2010
All Dates Feat. Cage The Elephant Except *
|7||Winnipeg, MB||Rock On The Range *|
|10||Denver, CO||Red Rocks Amphitheatre|
|11||Sturgis, SD||Rock ‘N Rev *|
|13||St. Paul, MN||R. Wilkins Auditorium|
|14||Council Bluffs, IA||89.7 The River’s River Riot 2010 *|
|16||Milwaukee, WI||The Rave|
|17||Columbus OH||LC Pavilion|
|19||Grand Rapids, MI||Deltaplex|
|20||Chicago, IL||Charter One Pavilion|
|22||Cleveland, OH||Tower City Amphitheatre|
|25||Cincinnati, OH||PNC Pavilion|
|26||Detroit, MI||Fox Theatre|
|28||Pittsburgh, PA||First Niagara Amphitheatre|
|29||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre|
|31||Uncasville, CT||Mohegan Sun Casino|
|1||Boston, MA||Bank of America Pavilion|
|3||Atlantic City, NJ||The Borgata|
|4||Wantagh, NY||Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater|
|5||Holmdel, NJ||PNC Bank Arts Center|
More dates to follow