Stone Temple Pilots reveal “real” reason behind Soundwave cancellation
Posting to Facebook this morning, the band revealed that their initial reason for cancelling the tour (“recording delays”) wasn’t entirely true. Rather, “a scheduling conflict” is to blame for the cancellation. “The conflict wasn’t related to recording new STP material,” the new statement explains. “We are deeply disappointed to not be able to perform these shows, and look forward to making them up in the future.” In addition to the Soundwave tour, the band has also cancelled scheduled gigs in the Middle East and Hawaii .
Following the publication of the updated statement, Soundwave festival promoter AJ Maddah took to Twitter to defend the band’s decision. ”[Their] reason is totally valid and understandable,” Maddah tweeted. “Completely out of their control.”
The performance was set to be the first time the band had performed in Australia with new singer Chester Bennington from Linkin Park. He stepped in as replacement for former frontman Scott Weiland, who was fired by band members bandmates Dean and Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz in February last year.
The Living End will be joining the 2014 bill as the official replacement for STP. They’ll play alongside headliners Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains, A Day To Remember, Mastodon and Panic At The Disco.
New statement from Stone Temple Pilots