Stone Temple Pilots at Budweiser Gardens
I had recently seen Stone Temple Pilots in Toronto on their “Revolution 3” 2018 summer tour including The Cure and Bush. The performance was ok as I struggled to cope with the loss of lead singers Scott Weiland and Chester Bennington. Jeff Gutt, the “X-Factor” contestant and newly appointed lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots was rushed into developing a rockstar persona which seemed forced at the time. Nonetheless, the band out shined their co-headliners and the crowd embraced the legendary grunge music that shaped the early 90’s rock scene.
When I heard STP was coming to London, I was mostly curious as to how Gutt has developed into his own image. I bought tickets expecting an average show with great nostalgic songs, but what I got was a show I will never forget.
Seether, the South African rock band formed in 1999 opened for STP. Seether got the arena of grunge and metal enthusiasts pumped up for the 9 PM STP act.
Let You Down
Words as Weapons
Nobody Praying for Me
Rise Above This
Betray and Degrade
Stone Temple Pilots performed classic and modern songs throughout the night, never leaving room to rest. Jeff Gutt is a rockstar and has proven himself to this band. The show was extremely more energetic and “rock n’ roll” than their summer show in Toronto. Overall the night was a large dose of adrenalin for any concert-goer.
Stone Temple Pilots Setlist
Big Bang Baby
Interstate Love Song
Dead & Bloated
Roll Me Under
Sex Type Thing
Piece of Pie
Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart
I’d recommend this tour to any grunge fans looking to celebrate a generation of music and for the legacy of Scott Weiland and Chester Bennington!