Stone Temple Pilots announce acoustic album, tour

Two years after releasing their first album with a new singer, Stone Temple Pilots have completed work on a follow-up.

“Perdida,” which is due February 7th, will be an acoustic album recorded with vintage instruments, says STP bassist Robert DeLeo. “This is an album we’ve been wanting to make for quite some time,” he says. “Most of our songs start acoustically and we felt these would come across in the most genuine way if we kept them that way.” The album’s release will be accompanied by a North American tour, which will also feature all acoustic performances, DeLeo says.

Like the band’s 2017 self-titled album, “Perdida’s” tracks will be sung by Jeff Gutt, who joined STP after the 2015 death of Scott Weiland.

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