Scott Weiland and company hit it hard in Morrison
It seems like only yesterday that Stone Temple Pilots were getting airplay on the radio as frequently as it is sunny in Colorado. But in actuality its been about 16 years since the band's second album and overall success labeled them as one of the most successful rock bands of the 1990s. And the love for STP is still alive as showcased by the pile of die-hard fans who showed at Red Rocks on Tuesday night. STP lit up the stage for a committed fan base, playing all of their hits and showing that even though frontman Scott Weiland has gone through the rock 'n' roll wringer with addiction issues (as well as taking the stage with other bands such as Velvet Revolver), STP can come together and rock like it's 1994.
Cage the Elephant had the privilege of warming up the crowd, giving out a dirty rock-meets-indie vibe. The band was full of energy, with the lead singer jumping the barricade to sing a song amongst the fans. Then the stage was prepped with an incredibly lit background for Stone Temple Pilots. The band didn't show their age and played many of the crowd favorites with ease. STP was full of energy, and were technically flawless. It was a big show, for a big rock band from days past.