STONE TEMPLE PILOTS have pulled out of the last five shows of their US tour with HALESTORM and BLACK STONE CHERRY after a member of their tour group tested positive for COVID-19.

Earlier today (Tuesday 24 May),STONE TEMPLE PILOTS issued the following statement via social media: “During routine Covid-19 testing, we have discovered that a member of our touring group has tested positive. As a matter of great caution, we are unfortunately having to cancel the remaining shows on our tour with HALESTORM† The 5 dates are Evansville, Tulsa, Deadwood, Moorhead and Missoula. HALESTORM and BLACK STONE CHERRY will still perform as planned.

“Thank you to everyone who came to see a show, and an extra special thank you to HALESTORM† We’ll be back out as soon as possible.”

Affected shows:

May 24 – Evansville, IN @ Ford Center
May 25 – Tulsa, OK @ Tulsa Theater
May 27 – Deadwood, SD @ Outlaw Square
May 28 – Moorhead, MN @ Bluestem Amphitheater
May 30 – Missoula, MT @ Kettlehouse Amphitheater

last Nov, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS canceled the remaining shows on their tour – including a performance at the Welcome to Rockville festival in Daytona Beach, Florida — after a “member” of the band’s “organization” also tested positive for COVID-19.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS contains three original members – bassist Robert DeLeoguitarist Dean DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz

Singer Jeff Gutta 46-year-old Michigan native who spent time in the early 2000s nu-metal act DRY CELLamong other bands, and was a participant on “The X Factor”joined STONE TEMPLE PILOTS after defeating about 15,000 hopefuls in an extensive search that began more than a year earlier.

Original STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weilandwho reunited with the group in 2010 after an eight-year hiatus, but was fired in 2013, died of a drug overdose in December 2015.

Chester Benningtonwho participated STP early 2013 left almost three years later to spend more time with his headband LINKIN PARKBennington committed suicide in July 2017.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS released their first all-acoustic album entitled “Lost”in February 2020. The disc was Goodthe second with STP† His recording debut with the group was on their self-titled seventh album, which arrived in March 2018.

last March, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS completed the “Under the Southern Stars” tour of Australia with CHEAP TRICKSHRUBROSE TATTOOELECTRIC MARY and BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB

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