Stone Temple Pilots Cancel Florida's Concert

August 25, 2008 06:44:09 GMT

Calling off their concert at Tampa Bay's Ford Amphitheater has made some speculation that Stone Temple Pilots have their frontman Scott Weiland in rehab for drug addiction.


Stone Temple Pilots Cancel Florida's Concert
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Stone Temple Pilots have left their Florida fans disappointed after the band decided to pull off their gig at Tampa Bay's Ford Amphitheater. The band refused to show up in the scheduled concert on August 22 because they claimed that there would be storms striking the state on that day.

However, many of the 6,500 fans who packed into the venue, said that the storm which the band was afraid of, never came close to Tampa Bay. "The storms they were attempting to lay blame on were in North Florida and were not impacting Central Florida or South Florida where they had played in Hollywood, Florida two days prior," said one of the concert goers.

The cancellation has then made a rumor, saying that the band's frontman Scott Weiland actually couldn't perform because he is still in rehab for losing his longterm battle with drug addiction. The rumor continues saying that they want to avoid Arizona's incident where Scott ranted incoherently between songs, forgot lyrics, and fell backward into Eric Kretz's drum kit at one point during the band's show on July 30 at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix.

The band have launched a series of reunion tours earlier this spring and the Florida's gig is one of them but Scott's performances have reportedly been inconsistent. The singer showed up more than an hour late for several shows and displayed erratic behavior on stage due to his drug problems, that made him dismissed from Velvet Revolver in April.

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posted by Gbghyrbb on Jul 15, 2009
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posted by me on Aug 25, 2008
The bottom line is this: Until an official statement is made by the band, any assertion that SW was high or in rehab or anything is simply JUST SPECULATION. There are certainly a handfull of people that know the truth but the fans certainly do not. However, make no mistake, I live in south FL and drove up for the show. There was no weather concerns in south Florida, certainly nothing that would keep a private jet from taking off. For the geographically challenged, TS Fay was about 100 miles north of Tampa (Ft. Lauderdale is about 250 miles southeast). Weather is certainly NOT the reason SW missed the show. I hope the band will come together and provide the FL fans a truthful explination and provide a sincere apology. I'm guessing neither of those are coming. I am getting a refund for my tickets and I will NOT attend a rescheduled concert. There is enough good music out there if you search enough, I will no longer support this band with my hard-earned money.
posted by CheckYourFacts on Aug 25, 2008
Scott Weiland is not in rehab, he has performed two great shows in Atlanta and Nashville since the cancelled show in Tampa.
posted by WTF on Aug 25, 2008
If he were in rehab, how did the Atlanta and Nashville shows go so well? Have you ever heard of a tropical storm preventing small aircraft from taking off???
posted by thisblows on Aug 25, 2008
If it was "Inclimate Weather" then why did all the tickets say, "Rain or Shine" What a crock!! If they were going to cancell the show do so before everyone shows up. Why wait till 10:15-10:30 to announce that? The "inclimate weather" had been there the whole week. WHY WAIT??
posted by NO way on Aug 25, 2008
I was at the show, it was definitely not because of weather. The rest of the band made small appearances on stage preparing to perform. After talking to workers, we were told S.W. was supposed to show up that morning, when he still wasnt there at the beginning of the show, they sent a plane, he wouldn't get on it. Ft. Lauderdale is a 30 minute flight to Tampa by private jet, the weather was mild and they had four days to get there. I am not surprised they blamed the weather, out of staters probably are fooled. But plain and simple, that isn't what happened. Scott Weiland is a mess but we all know that, I've seen them before and they were amazing, but this time he just didnt show. That's the risk I guess...Haggard.
posted by Allysin on Aug 25, 2008
Hey wtf...have you ever heard of a tropical storm thats an 8 hour drive away from that aircraft keeping it from taking off? I havent. Check out any reports, weather archives you can find, there was NOT any bad weather south of even Orlando that night. And by some miracle Dean, Robert, and Eric managed to make it, as well as the opening bands, and all STP's equipment. Im sure Weiland was feeling better from whatever drug binge he was on to play the shows in Georgia and Nashville, I mean, he's done it before. The real reason is being kept from us so people wont stop buying tickets. The true definition of selling out.

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