Stone Temple Pilots Coming to Kovalchick Complex, April 22

Posted on 2/15/2011 9:48:37 AM

Tickets for Stone Temple Pilots go on sale Saturday, February 19, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.

A dominant force in rock music since their inception, the group’s impressively extensive and top-selling music has cemented their standing as one of the most successful rock groups of all time. Stone Temple Pilots will play the Kovalchick Complex on April 22, 2011, at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets, at $47.50 and $37.50 for the general public and $23 for students with valid ID at the box office, go on sale Saturday, February 19, at 10:00 a.m. For tickets, go to the Kovalchick Complex website, or visit the Kovalchick Complex temporary Box Office at the Memorial Field House on the IUP campus, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Monday through Friday. Ticket prices do not include a $2 facility fee. Join the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex Facebook page and receive advance notice and special offers to future events at the facility.

Since the moment they appeared on the scene in the early 90’s, Stone Temple Pilots dominated the decade from start to finish, racking up fifteen singles on the Billboard Top Ten, winning a Best Hard Rock Performance Grammy in 1994 for Plush, and having their five albums sell more than 35 million copies worldwide.

At first, the ironic swagger of Sex Type Thing brought them onto MTV and radio, but it was Plush that blew the doors wide open for the band, establishing them as multiplatinum act in 1993. A pair of subsequent singles were released from Core—“Wicked Garden” and the spooky, acoustic “Creep”—before they delivered Purple in 1994.

A large, eager fan base snatched Purple up upon its opening week, sending it to number one. But Purple wasn’t a one-week wonder—it grew as the record spun off hit after hit: first there was the majestic, cryptic “Big Empty,” taken from the Crow soundtrack; then there was “Vasoline,” which was followed by the modern rock classic “Interstate Love Song,” a radio smash that stayed on the top of Billboard’s Album Rock charts for fifteen weeks, besting the record set by the Rolling Stones’ “Start Me Up.”

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