There is much excitement and anticipation as our INresidence team plans a big release from legendary Scott Weiland!
“What we’ve come up with is really heavy, slinky, and sexy,” says Weiland.
As reported earlier in Rolling Stone, Scott Weiland, “one of rock’s most dynamic front men” (Spin Mag), and his band the Wildabouts, will release their first album ever on March 31. Titled BLASTER, the album was produced by Rick Parker [Black Rebel Motorcycle Club] and recorded throughout 2014 at Lavish Studios in Burbank and at The Sandbox in Beachwood Canyon. BLASTER features twelve tracks, all but one were written by Weiland. Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts will hit the road in February in support of the new project, with tickets going on sale January 9 for the first 13 shows (see itinerary below). Additional shows will be added, but the 2x Grammy winning, multi-platinum selling songwriter/vocalist Weiland and his band already have a busy spring, with previously announced shows at SXSW, the Sundance Film Festival and additional festival dates.
LINK TO PHOTO/ALBUM COVER: http://dbaronmedia.com/?artist=scott-weiland-wildabouts&pagetype=media
HEAR THIS MESSAGE FROM SCOTT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MODcmL-SFQ&feature=youtu.be
LINK TO ROLLING STONE ARTICLE: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/scott-weiland-talks-new-furry-album-blaster-plots-u-s-tour-20150106
Weiland and the Wildabouts, guitarist Jeremy Brown, bassist Tommy Black, and drummer Danny Thompson, have a comradery fostered by years of jamming and touring together. After touring for several months in 2013, they hunkered down in Weiland’s Southern California studio and rehearsal space to write and record what would eventually become BLASTER.
“The album has its own distinctive sound,” says Weiland, “but it also can entice those Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver fans who have stuck by me. Over the years, I’ve gone back and forth between art records and being in a band. This is a hybrid. What we’ve come up with is really heavy, slinky, and sexy. There’s a lot of fuzz. The best way to describe it is ‘Furry’.” I knew I wanted to make a rock record,” proclaims Weiland. “It all just came together.
Scott Weiland has cumulatively sold over 44 million records worldwide with Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver. He’s garnered two Grammy Awards in the category of “Best Hard Rock Performance”—in 2005 for “Slither” and in 1994 for “Plush”. Stone Temple Pilots’ Purple debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 a feat also accomplished by Velvet Revolver’s Contraband. Weiland’s voice has driven some of the most recognizable hits in rock ‘n’ roll history including “Sex Type Thing”, “Wicked Garden”, “Creep”, “Interstate Love Song”, “Vasoline”, “The Big Empty”, “Sour Girl”, “Down”, and more. He released his memoir Not Dead & Not for Sale in 2011 to critical applause. Still, his most powerful music is yet to come with the release of BLASTER.
- 2/22/15: Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock
- 2/24/15: Denver, CO – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
- 2/26/15: Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
- 2/27/15: Chicago, IL – Double Door
- 2/28/15: Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
- 3/2/15: Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
- 3/3/15: Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
- 3/6/15: Orlando, FL – The Social
- 3/7/15: Destin, FL – Club LA
- 3/10/15: New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
- 3/12/15: Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
- 3/13/15: Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
- 3/14/15: Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Additional festival dates:
- 4/25/15: Welcome to Rockville – Jacksonville, FL
- 5/16/15: Rock on the Range – Colombus OH
- 5/30/15: BottleRock Music Festival – Napa Valley