Scott Weiland Plays ‘Purple,’ ‘Core’ on Solo Tour in March
Scott Weiland will kick off a 20-city solo tour of North America next month.
Dubbed the “Purple at the Core” tour, the trek will kick off March 1 at the Machine Shop in Flint, Michigan. The final date currently on the schedule is a March 27 concert at the House of Blues in Dallas, but at least five more dates will be announced soon, which could stretch the tour longer. Other cities the singer will visit include Boston, New York, Chicago, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Houston.
Weiland will be touring with a band he’s apparently calling the Wildabouts, and reportedly will perform solo material as well as material from both his previous bands, Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver.
However, it seems that Weiland will mainly focus on material from the first two STP records, Core and Purple (see what he did there with the name of the tour). It is confirmed that he will play both back-to-back at a Washington, D.C. stop on March 11 at the Howard, so it’s likely he will be doing the same at other venues.
Core was the debut STP record and was released in 1992 and became known for a string of singles including “Creep,” “Plush” and “Sex Type Thing.” Purple came two years later, so it seems this tour could be celebrating the 20th anniversary of both by splitting the difference between them. That album is best known for the hits “Interstate Love Song,” “Big Empty” and “Vaseline.”
While Weiland has occasionally mentioned a possible Velvet Revolver reunion over the past year or so, Slash recently told Classic Rock magazine that it won’t happen.
“I think he’s trying to pull off that trick of trying to get something else going on and we’re not buying it,” Slash told the magazine. “The door’s shut on this side and it’s probably shut on that side too, so he’s on his own. And he deserves it too.” The guitarist adds, “It also pisses me off because he’s put STP through so much sh*t over the years and put us through sh*t too when we were working with him. In 2008, that was all over with, so at this point, when he starts coming up with this stuff, it’s like, whatever.”