Stone Temple Pilots kicked off the first run of their spring tour dates starting in Seattle, WA on April 8th, 2015 taking the crowd by storm on stage at the venue known as The Paramount Theater.
They came out one by one, each grabbing their instruments with humbleness and pride walking onto the stage while the crowd cheered and clapped with utter excitement. It was going to be a night that Seattle and STP fans would relish in and remember for a long time. With Chester Bennington on the microphone, Robert Deleo on bass, Robert’s brother Dean Deleo on guitar, and Eric Kretz on drums with their first song of the night performing Lounge Fly, everyone sang along in unison. Nearly 3000 screaming fans in the theater hearing Chester’s voice sing with STP, knew that they were in for a treat for the remainder of the evening.
After performing Lounge Fly, Chester bowed to the crowd thanking them as if as being accepted in a way that he never had before. The next song up on the list was Vasoline from the band’s first album titled “Core” which was recorded in 1992 and went to number 3 on the billboard charts during that time. Following their third song on stage from the “Core” album was Wicked Garden. That song just added more fuel to the fire that inevitably brought down the house that night. The crowd going absolutely insane jamming and banging their heads to a song they all knew so well. With Robert on bass, you could surely tell that he was having a great first show of the tour getting into the grooves and sounds, swaying his body back and forth, getting as close to the fans as possible, tapping his heart letting them know that he was grateful for being there on stage sharing those moments with his band mates. Robert’s brother, Dean Deleo ripped the six string all night long, jumping continuously and franticly while smiling the whole while on stage sharing close moments with Chester back to back. Eric Kretz seemed to be having an amazing time as well not missing a single beat on his drum set with all smiles.
At about 15 hit songs in, Chester saw a couple of kids in the front row waving a sign saying that they wanted a pair of Eric’s drum sticks. After Chester had read the sign, he had asked that both the young boys to come up on the stage, surprising them with excitement, they did follow suit each receiving a pair of drum sticks, some guitar picks, and a photo with the band facing the crowd. It definitely made the band’s and the young boy’s night without fail. Stone Temple pilots ended up playing 20 hit songs such as Sex Type Thing, Creep, Big Empty, Plush, Interstate Love Song and many more following up with a roaring encore featuring Piece of Pie, and the final song of the night, Dead and Bloated which ended with a bang. The band then grouped together and took one last bow before exiting the venue with a palpable roar.