Although they announced their reunion with a private seven-song show in Los Angeles last month, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS made their official return to the stage last night (Saturday, May 17) in front of tens of thousands when they headlined the first day of the Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, Ohio.
The group's setlist was as follows:
01. Big Empty
02. Wicked Garden
03. Big Bang Baby
05. Lady Picture Show
06. Lounge Fly
08. Sour Girl
11. Interstate Love Song
14. All In The Suit That You Wear
15. Sex Type Thing
16. Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart
17. Dead and Bloated
Bassist Robert DeLeo told The Pulse of Radio that he wasn't nervous about the band making its comeback in front of such a huge audience. "No, I just feel like there's a lot of myself feeling comfortable with what I do onstage and, you know, sometimes you get in the way of yourself," he said. "And I think we all have those issues once in a while, and I think just keeping an open attitude and just trying to have a positive attitude and enjoy this would be great."
Joining STONE TEMPLE PILOTS on Saturday were FINGER ELEVEN, SHINEDOWN, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SERJ TANKIAN, STAIND, DISTURBED, ASHES DIVIDE, AIRBOURNE, RED, 10 YEARS, THEORY OF A DEADMAN and FILTER.
Sunday's (May 18) lineup includes FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, ALTER BRIDGE, FLYLEAF, SEETHER, PAPA ROACH, 3 DOORS DOWN, SAVING ABEL, REV THEORY, BLACK TIDE, BOBAFLEX, DROWNING POOL and SEVENDUST, along with headliner KID ROCK.
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS has added a batch of new dates to its reunion tour. The new shows are scattered across the length of the entire trek, which runs into late October. The band has tentative plans to record its first new album since 2001's "Shangri-La-Dee-Da" in November once the tour ends.
Newly announced STONE TEMPLE PILOTS tour dates:
May 25 - Wallingford, CT - Chevrolet Theatre
Jun. 04 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
Jul. 05 - Indianola, IA - National Balloon Classic Field
Jul. 11 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
Jul. 15 - Canandaigua, NY - Constellation Performing Arts Center
Jul. 29 - Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theatre
Aug. 02 - Oklahoma City, OK - Zoo Amphitheatre
Aug. 3 - Southaven, MS - DeSoto Civic Center
Aug. 16 - Elisabeth, IN - Caesar's Casino
Sep. 01 - Spokane, WA - Greyhound Park
Sep. 05 - Sacramento, CA - Raley Field
Sep. 07 - Santa Barbara, CA - County Bowl
Oct. 24 - New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Festival
Oct. 25 - Dallas, TX - Pizza Hut Park
Oct. 26 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheatre