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.