Stone Temple Pilots

DIN Productions Present

Stone Temple Pilots

The Dirty Hooks

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Lonestar Events Center Pavilion

Lubbock, TX

$35.50 - $185.50

This event is all ages

Stone Temple Pilots
Stone Temple Pilots
Stone Temple Pilots are no strangers to change. Unpredictably has shaped the Grammy®-winning group since it emerged as one of the best-selling bands of the 1990s. More than 25 years later, the band is reborn once again on its seventh studio album – its first with new singer
Jeff Gutt, a veteran of the Detroit music scene.
STP founding members Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz introduced Gutt in November, moments before he joined them on stage at the Troubadour in Los Angeles for the band’s first concert together.
The path leading up to that show began in September 2016 when Gutt was invited to join the band after an extensive search to find the group’s third singer. The transition was virtually seamless, Kretz recalls. “The chemistry was there from the start, and Jeff kept coming up with
one great melody after another. We ended up finishing 14 songs, which is the most that Stone Temple Pilots has ever recorded for an album.”
The group recorded over several months in Los Angeles at Robert’s home studio. One of the earliest songs to take shape was “Meadow,” a straight-ahead rocker that became the album’s lead single. “We’d written several songs before Jeff joined, and he took everything we threw at him and ran with it lyrically and melodically. What impressed all of us is how he lets the song dictate his direction instead of the other way around,” Robert says.
Gutt says the band really clicked after writing its first song together, a track called “The Art of Letting Go.” “Dean was messing around on an acoustic guitar and I started singing along. Pretty soon, everyone was in the room and all the pieces fell into place. It’s such a beautiful song and
something we’re all very proud of.” Stone Temple Pilots will return to the road for the first time in more than two years for a North
American tour in 2018.
The Dirty Hooks
The Dirty Hooks
Las Vegas is known for many things. A virtual playground for adults as early as the 1940’s. A place where people could double their money at a blackjack table while watching a scantily-clad chorus line of smiling beauties do the can-can. A place where anything goes, everyone’s a winner, and your secrets are safely forgotten. But behind every smile is a story, and behind every casino a dark alleyway, where the glow of the neon jungle doesn’t necessarily illuminate the hopes and dreams of it’s visitors. There’s a different town. One that’s filled with hard-luck, lost souls, and the broken-hearted. A town that the locals call home. Born and raised in the long shadow of the Las Vegas strip, the Dirty Hooks translate story into song. An alternative rock band of songwriters influenced by the storytelling of Johnny Cash, the ambient, yet dirty fuzz tones of artists like Sonic Youth and the Pixies, as well as the vocal dynamics of classic Americana and Motown. Unable to sit still on stage, the Dirty Hooks aren’t your typical three piece, but rather a sonic wall of bricks and mortar, mixed with howling guitars, ambient synth tones, 808’s, and three-part harmonies. Each song telling stories of heartache, triumph, double-crossing, and American subculture. A new breed with a lot to say, and just like the cloth of the city they’re cut from, the Dirty Hooks have plenty of secrets to tell.
Venue Information:
Lonestar Events Center Pavilion
602 E 19th St
Lubbock, TX, 79402