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Scott Weiland’s ‘Purple at the Core’ Tour to Bring STP Classics to The Machine Shop

Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts -- Purple at the Core Tour 2013
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Scott Weiland, the enigmatic Stone Temple Pilots and Ex-Velvet Revolver frontman, will kick off the month-long 11th aniversary of beloved Flint rock venue The Machine Shop by playing the hits from STP’s first two albums on March 1st.

Anyone who’s seen Scott Weiland perform live will tell you that he is one hell of a frontman to watch — even more so when he’s plowing through classic Stone Temple Pilot tunes like ‘Crackerman,’ ‘Sex Type Thing’ and ‘Dead and Bloated.’ Well, that is exactly what Mr. Weiland will be doing on his upcoming ‘Purple at the Core’ tour (an obvious homage to STP first two album titles), which kicks off at The Machine Shop on March 1st.

Weiland, along with his band The Wildabouts, will be performing “the hits” from Stone Temple Pilots’ albums ‘Core’ and ‘Purple,’ which will likely include ‘Plush,’ ‘Creep,’ ‘Interstate Love Song’ and ‘Big Empty’ in addition to the aforementioned STP tracks, some select Velvet Revolver tunes and Scott’s solo material. According to Grunge Report, Weiland’s guitarist Doug Grean said of the idea behind the tour, “I have been telling [Scott] for years that the fans want more STP hits. The deep cuts are great but most fans want hits. So now he has finally decided to do just that.”

If you have ever been a fan of any of Scott Weiland’s material, we suggest you make it out to The Machine Shop on March 1st. Despite the venue’s larger than life reputation with bands across the globe, it is the smallest venue on Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts’ itinerary, which means you won’t get any closer than this.

In addition to the uniquely intimate performance, Detroit beermakers Atwater Brewery will be doing a tap takeover and will be offering some of their finest Michigan beers on the night of the show.

Tickets for the show are $35 dollars in advance and are available now at etix and select Flint area locations, see The Machine Shop’s official website for more details.

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